Review the EM Graduate Regulations Manual for additional details about policy and procedures.
1.Ph.D. (90 credit hours)
2.Plan of Study
Your Plan of Study must be submitted BEFORE the end of your first semester, and must total 90 credit hours. Please talk with the ESM Graduate Advising Office (the ESM Graduate Enrollment Specialist or the Chair of the Graduate Committee) to see how many courses you can transfer. Transferred courses do not contribute to your VT GPA.
Committee must be composed of an ESM tenured or tenure-track faculty member as chairman (ESM Affiliate Faculty members can also serve as chairman), and a minimum of four other Virginia Tech tenure or tenure-track engineering faculty members (three of the five committee members must be in the ESM Department.). See the ESM Graduate Regulations Manual for more details.
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you can have two Co-chairmen (one of the co-chairmen MUST be an ESM tenured, tenure-track, or Affiliate Faculty member). You must have a minimum of three other Virginia Tech tenure or tenure-track engineering faculty member (three of the five committee members must be in the ESM Department).
Request for Final Exam Form must be submitted to the ESM Graduate Advising Office two weeks prior to the exam. The on-line Application for Degree Form is processed electronically thru Hokie SPA. Students must enroll for a minimum of 3 credit hours or defend under the Defending Student Status. If you apply for Defending Student Status, you must defend within the first 21 days of the semester (see the Registrar's deadlines for Commencement and Graduation). If you are completing under the Defending Student Status, you must have submitted the Defending Student Status Form, the Final Examination Form, and the electronic Application for Degree by the first day of class. Also, please keep in mind when you schedule your Proposal, Prelim, or Final Exam that you may also need to schedule the use of a projector or other special equipment to make your presentation. If so, please contact Mark Warbeck TWO weeks before the date at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-7489. If you do not reserve the equipment, we can't guarantee that it will be available when you need it.