DSc in Systems Science & Mathematics

The DSc degree in Systems Science & Mathematics is an academic doctorate designed mainly for full-time students interested in proceeding to an academic and/or industrial career.

Degree Requirements

  • Complete at least 36 hours of post-baccalaureate course work
  • Pass a written qualifying examination, to be taken before the second academic year of the program
  • Pass an oral preliminary research examination, to be completed within two years of passing the written qualifying examination, and at least one year prior to completion of the dissertation
  • Satisfy the general residency requirement for the Graduate School (PhD) or the McKelvey School of Engineering (DSc)
  • Satisfy the general teaching requirement for PhD degrees offered by the Graduate School; no teaching requirement for the DSc
  • Write a doctoral dissertation that describes the results of original and creative research in a specialization within electrical engineering or systems science and mathematics
  • Pass a final oral examination in defense of the dissertation research
  • Take ESE 590 Electrical and Systems Engineering Graduate Seminar each semester