Ph.D. students must form their Graduate Advisory Committee within 18 months of starting their Ph.D. program. The committee must be comprised of 5 members, all of whom must be members of the graduate faculty and at least one, but no more than two faculty members on the Advisory Committee must have an appointment exclusively outside the College of Engineering.
A student must pass written qualifying and oral comprehensive exams before completing and orally defending a dissertation. The written qualifying exam will be administered by the school. The oral comprehensive exam will follow the Graduate School Requirements.
Ph.D. students are expected to be admitted to candidacy within 24 months of starting their Ph.D. program.
Student must make two oral presentations in the School Seminar Series advertised to the UGA scientific and engineering community.
The student’s dissertation research is expected to generate significant scholarship (such as publications, patents, conference presentations).
A complete list of PhD program milestones is available here.