Graduate Programs

Students gathered in the UD Makerspace area in Spencer Hall.

Not currently accepting applications to Ph.D. program. For more information, please contact Jacquee Lukawski.


Engineering and Public Policy: Ph.D.

The Ph.D. program in engineering and public policy serves students with master’s level technical backgrounds in engineering and the applied sciences who are interested in using the concepts and methods of policy analysis to understand the broader societal context of technical programs and decisions. The program requires intensive engagement of doctoral students with both engineering and policy faculty, as well as an interest in the generation of new useable interdisciplinary knowledge that expands the boundaries of inquiry and practice. The doctoral program will typically be completed in four years of full-time study that includes advanced courses in policy and engineering, completion of qualifying examinations and dissertation proposal and a doctoral dissertation that applies engineering and policy analysis to issues of scholarly and policy significance. Possible topic areas include transportation, civil infrastructure, smart cities, sustainability and energy and the environment. The program is administratively housed and supported by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in cooperation with the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration.


Application Deadlines


January 15: Priority consideration for admission and funding

July 1: Final deadline to apply


UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.