PhD in Systems Science & Mathematics
The PhD in Systems Science and Mathematics is an academic doctoral degree designed mainly for full-time students interested in an academic, laboratory, and/or industrial research and development career in a specialized area of systems, control, or applied mathematics.
Students pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (DSc) degrees in Electrical Engineering or Systems Science & Mathematics must complete a minimum of 72 credit hours of post-baccalaureate study consistent with the residency and other applicable requirements of Washington University in St. Louis and the Graduate School. These 72 units must consist of at least 36 units of course work and at least 24 units of research, and may include work done to satisfy the requirements of a master's degree in a related discipline. Up to 24 units for the PhD and 30 units for the DSc may be transferred to Washington University in St. Louis from another institution.
Students who enter the program with a master's degree may be able to shorten this timeline by one year or more.