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Columbia University - 2016

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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Minimum of 128 academic credits, of which at least 60 credits must be taken at Columbia University. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at time of graduation. .

Master's Degree Requirements

30 credits of approved graduate study extending over at least one academic year. Some MS programs may include 35-45 credits, and may require three terms for completion. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required for the M.S. degree.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Two doctoral degrees are offered by the University: the Doctor of Engineering Science, administered by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Doctor of Philosophy, administered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The Eng.Sc.D. and Ph.D. programs have identical academic requirements with regard to courses, thesis, and examinations. They do differ in residence requirements and certain administrative details.
A student must obtain the master's degree (M.S.) before enrolling as a candidate for either the Ph.D. or Eng.Sc.D. degree. The minimum requirement in course work for either doctoral degree is 60 points of credit beyond the bachelor's degree. For more specifics, see individual school bulletins.