Sample curriculum: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and M.A. in Earth & Planetary Sciences
Graduate students enrolled in the Civil Ph.D. program can apply to receive M.A. in EPS after fulfilling the EPS requirements for Masters of Arts. The student must successfully complete a coordinated sequence of 10 courses (or 30 credits) with special emphasis in geophysical and environmental fluid mechanics. Depending on student’s background, up to two undergraduate courses in EPS (300 level or above) can be acceptable.
A possible sequence of courses would include:
- 270.601 Fluids Seminar (Haine)
- 270.646 Fluid Dynamics of the Earth and Planets (Olson/Waugh)
- 270.653 Fluid Dynamics of the Earth and Planets II (Haine/Waugh)
- 270.6?? Master's term paper (Staff)
- 270.643 Oceanic Turbulence and Mixing (Osborn)
- 270.659 Seminar in Oceanography (Osborn)
- 270.614 Atmospheric and Oceanic Vortices (Waugh)
- 560.731 Theoretical Methods in Computational Mechanics (Ghanem)
- 565.665 Ocean Engineering Mechanics (McCormick)
- 565.670 Coastal Engineering
With these (or equivalent set) courses the student can petition the EPS Department for award of a M.A. degree.
Completion of Ph.D. thesis in Civil Engineering requires additional courses according to Civil Engineering rules.