Columbia Engineering’s PhD and EngScD programs immerse you in the highest levels of engineering practice and research. You’ll have opportunities to work in our many interdisciplinary institutes, centers, and laboratories with top researchers. Here you will contribute to groundbreaking research, new technology, and solutions that could transform lives.

About the PhD Program

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed for outstanding scholars who wish to prepare for a career in research, applied engineering, or academia. Learn more about the PhD degree program.

About the EngScD program

The Doctor of Science in Engineering (EngScD) program is designed for motivated professionals who want to hone the skills necessary for a career in academic research. This program is particularly appropriate for working professionals who can earn a degree part-time. Learn more about the EngScD degree program.

Hear about one doctoral candidate’s research in innovative tissue engineering and her experiences in the Biomaterial and Interface Tissue Engineering Laboratory.

Programs of Study

Your graduate program of study is customized to meet your needs and interests. Collaborative, cross-program research and courses and individualized mentoring are two distinctive features of Columbia Engineering’s doctoral programs.

Program Requirements

To learn about degree program requirements, choose the applicable link below:

Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Computer Science

Earth and Environmental Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Mechanical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering




Applicants may apply for a wide range of national and international fellowship opportunities. Exceptional applicants are considered for school fellowships, departmental awards, and assistantships with their application for admission. Read further about graduate education funding.

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