We offer PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering. Students will have the ability to pursue research and complete a dissertation of original research.
The selection of the program of courses and the student's dissertation research are under the supervision of a PhD program committee chaired by the student's advisor.
A maximum of six credit hours of the 48 credit hour course requirement may be fulfilled by MS Thesis (six (6) credit hours) or MS Project (three (3) credit hours) completed at the University at Buffalo.
Students completing the MS program in UB's MAE department who wish to proceed to the PhD program must re-apply following the standard admission procedure.
All applicants to the PhD program must take the GRE before their application to the program. This requirement holds even if the applicant previously earned an MS degree or equivalent at UB or elsewhere and had not taken the GRE.