The Office of Graduate Education

Characteristics of Doctoral Programs

The Characteristics of Doctoral Programs were developed by the Coordinating Board's Graduate Education Advisory Committee (GEAC) to provide a snapshot of doctoral programs offered by Texas public universities and health-related institutions. The information presented in the Characteristics serves as a reference for the general public who are interested in doctoral education, including prospective students and their families. The Coordinating Board has adopted rules for the Characteristics of Doctoral Programs, which may be accessed online: Texas Administrative Code

The reports below were updated January 2019.

Program

Degree

ARTS & HUMANITIES

Humanities

PhD (updated 1/11/2019)

Humanities-Concentration in Aesthetic Studies

PhD (updated 1/11/2019)

Humanities-Concentration in History of Ideas

PhD (updated 1/11/2019)

Humanities-Concentration in Studies in Literature

PhD (updated 1/11/2019)

ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, AND EMERGING COMMUNICATION

Arts and Technology

PhD (updated 12/20/2018)

Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication

PhD (updated 12/20/2018)

BEHAVIORAL & BRAIN SCIENCES

Audiology

AuD (updated 12/4/2018)

Communication Sciences and Disorders

PhD (updated 12/4/2018)

Psychological Sciences

PhD (updated 12/4/2018)

Cognition and Neuroscience

PhD (updated 12/4/2018)

ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND POLICY SCIENCES

Criminology

PhD (updated 12/14/2018)

Economics

PhD (updated 12/14/2018)

Geospatial Sciences

PhD (updated 12/14/2018)

Political Science

PhD (updated 12/14/2018)

Public Affairs

PhD (updated 12/14/2018)

Public Policy and Political Economy

PhD (updated 12/14/2018)

ERIK JONSSON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Biomedical Engineering 

PhD (updated 12/4/2018)

Computer Engineering

PhD (updated 12/4/2018)

Computer Science

PhD (updated 12/4/2018)

Electrical Engineering  

PhD (updated 12/4/2018)

Electrical Engineering - Microelectron

PhD (updated 12/4/2018)

Materials Science & Engineering

PhD (updated 12/4/2018)

Mechanical Engineering

PhD (updated 12/4/2018)

Software Engineering

PhD (updated 12/4/2018)

Telecommunications Engineering

PhD (updated 9/16/2019)

JINDAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Management Science

PhD(updated 12/14/2018)

International Management Studies

PhD(updated 12/14/2018)

NATURAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS

Department of Biological Sciences

PhD (updated 12/19/2018)

Department of Chemistry

PhD (updated 12/19/2018)

Department of Geosciences

PhD (updated 1/8/2019)

Department of Mathematical Sciences

PhD (updated 12/19/2018)

Department of Physics

PhD (updated 12/19/2018)