Architectural Engineering, PhD
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program is offered in architectural engineering through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and based in Omaha, Nebraska, 50 miles northeast of Lincoln, at the Peter Kiewit Institute of Information Science, Technology, and Engineering (PKI).
Within the architectural engineering field, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students can concentrate on building energy, lighting, electrical, acoustics, and structures.
There are several professional societies and student groups on campus, including:
- Acoustical Society of America, University of Nebraska Student Branch
- Architectural Engineering Institute, University of Nebraska Student Branch
- UNL Architectural Engineering Construction Student Outreach Program (AECSOP)
- Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Graduate Admission Requirements
- Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
- One set of transcripts.
- If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certiﬁcates, diplomas, and degrees plus certiﬁed English translations.
* Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certiﬁed records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certiﬁed copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.
- If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
- If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
- Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.
Major Admission Requirements
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
- Three letters of recommendation
- Research Interest
- Statement of goals and objectives: In 1-2 pages, this statement should highlight the academic and work-related history, state your short-term and long-term professional goals, describe personal strengths that will help you achieve those goals, and describe how this degree or certificate would help you achieve those goals.
NOTE: When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed
For full financial consideration, students must apply by January 15 for Fall, January 15 for Summer, or September 15 for Spring
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