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The Doctor of Philosophy Degree


The City College of New York offers the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Admissions and financial assistance forms are available online at www.ccny.cuny.edu in the Graduate Admissions section. For further information, consult with or write to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Grove School of Engineering ST-209, The City College, New York, NY 10031.

Application Deadline Dates: February 1st for the Fall semester and Nov. 15th for the Spring semester.

Requirements for Admission to the Ph.D. Programs

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a branch of engineering, or a closely related area, appropriate to the applicant’s intended field of study, from an accredited institution whose requirements for the degree are substantially equivalent to those of CCNY is required. The academic record must demonstrate promise of superior performance and the ability to carry out research. Adequate preparation in specific courses may be required by the individual department.

International Students

Graduates of foreign institutions who meet standards of admission equivalent to those described above may be considered for admission to the Engineering doctoral programs. The applicant must present authoritative evidence of sufficient competence in the English language to pursue a regular course of study at The City College. An applicant who has not studied in an English-speaking country and who is not a permanent resident (green-card holder) must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered internationally by Educational Testing Service (ETS), and request ETS to report examination results directly to the Admissions Office, The City College of New York, Wille Administration Building, Room 101, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031, Institution Code 2083. Inquiries concerning this examination may be made to: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U.S.A. or to most American embassies and consulates. A minimum score of 73 (79 for Biomedical Engineering) on the Internet Based Test (IBT) is required.