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PhD in Engineering

Residential PhD in Engineering

Become a leader in the field of engineering with a Ph.D. in engineering from Liberty University. Prepare for a successful career conducting research, teaching at a high level, or rising up the ranks of management in a technical corporation.

Through the B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering, students learn how to target analysis, organization, and prioritization. In our Ph.D. program, you’ll learn how to focus on the synthesis of disparate, complex information and then how to communicate the complex results in writing and in oral presentations.

Position yourself as an expert who is sought after in the job market as you master this high-level process of thinking through the Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. in Engineering combines theory, modeling and simulation, and experimental quantification to calibrate and validate the theory and simulation results.

As a residential student, you’ll be able to work with some of the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment. Our Ph.D. students work with industrial, national laboratory, and military researchers and have the possibility of working in the summers at these different labs across the country. Funding on a variety of projects is possible as a “Research Fellow” where your tuition is paid, and you garner a yearly stipend.

Learn from qualified faculty members who are grounded in their Christian faith and leaders in their technical field. They share your passion for science and engineering and will closely advise you through the program.

This degree is particularly targeted towards individuals who have an interest in the advanced fields of engineering, high-performance computing, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, applied physics, materials engineering, materials science, and system design.

Top 10 reasons to attend our Christian Engineering school


Enhance Your Career with a Doctorate in Engineering


Academics: Engineering (PhD)

Credit Hours

  • 63 credit hours

Program of Study (DCP)

Transfer Credit

Transfer up to 42 credit hours.
See catalog for transfer details

Featured Courses in Engineering

  • Continuum Mechanics (ENGR 725)
  • Inelasticity (ENGR 741)
  • Damage and Fracture (ENGR 743)
  • Fatigue (ENGR 745)

Admissions Requirements & More

Find PhD in Engineering admissions requirements, transfer information, and accreditation on the Residential Admissions site.


Career Opportunities with an Engineering Doctorate Degree

    • Applications engineer
    • Director of engineering
    • Engineering manager
    • Project engineer
    • Project manager