Doctor of Engineering


The purpose of the Doctor of Engineering program is to prepare students beyond the application of advanced engineering principles to the ability to perform independent research, problem definition, and problem-solving. The goal of this program is to produce engineering professionals who are leaders in their fields of academic and applied engineering. The program leading to the degree of Doctor of Engineering is formally affiliated with the department where activities are most closely related to an applicant's advanced study goals. However, the range of inquiry may (and is encouraged to) cross traditional departmental and school lines such that research and practical experience opportunities are extremely broad, and that highly individualized programs can be pursued.

Admission Requirements

The D.Eng program seeks exceptional students having at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a scale of 4.0) for all graduate work completed and a commitment to innovation and leadership. Other requirements include a resume or curriculum vita documenting current and previous professional activities, and planned career goals; and three letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors familiar with the applicant's academic/professional background. All application materials must be sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies for preliminary screening. Acceptance into the School of Graduate Studies is a prerequisite for admission into the D.Eng. Program.

General Requirements

Students enrolled in the D.Eng program will be required to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Form a doctoral advisory committee comprising at least four tenured or tenure-track faculty members, no later than the second year of enrollment, that will approve the student's program of study and guide the student's research activities;
  • Complete a minimum of 36 graduate credit hours of study beyond the master's degree;
  • Fulfill the minimum residency requirement by taking at least 9 credits of coursework in two consecutive semesters or 6 credits of coursework in three consecutive semesters at Morgan State University;
  • Pass the doctoral candidacy examinations, administered by the dissertation committee, on the core subjects, declared concentration, and two minor areas pertinent to transportation and urban infrastructure;
  • Develop and defend a dissertation proposal; and
  • Complete and successfully defend a dissertation based on timely and original research in a relevant area of transportation and/or urban infrastructure.

For more information, visit the Graduate Studies Catalog.