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Doctor of Philosophy - Systems Science

The Ph.D. in Systems Science—Civil and Environmental Engineering is a single-discipline option of the Systems Science Ph.D. Program (Departmental Option), whose general requirements are listed on page 73 of the PSU 2010-2011 Bulletin.

The departmental requirements are a M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (or equivalent coursework), 9 credits of Systems Science core courses, 9 credits of additional Systems Science or approved engineering systems-related courses, and 9 credits of other approved coursework. Twenty-seven credits of dissertation research are also required. Specialization areas of research related to structural analysis and design, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, and water resources are available.

Students can choose an area of specialization in engineering.

The System Science Ph.D. degree requirements can be found at