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 2021.

Program

Degree

ARTS & HUMANITIES

Humanities

PhD (updated 4/26/2021)

Visual and Performing Arts (Humanities-Aesthetic Studies)

PhD (updated 4/26/2021)

History of Ideas (Humanities-History of Ideas)

PhD (updated 4/26/2021)

Literature (Humanities-Studies in Literature)

PhD (updated 4/26/2021)

ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, AND EMERGING COMMUNICATION

Arts and Technology

PhD (updated 2/26/2021)

Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication

PhD (updated 2/26/2021)

BEHAVIORAL & BRAIN SCIENCES

Audiology

AuD (updated 2/1/2021)

Communication Sciences and Disorders

PhD (updated 2/1/2021)

Psychological Sciences

PhD (updated 2/1/2021)

Cognition and Neuroscience

PhD (updated 2/1/2021)

ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND POLICY SCIENCES

Criminology

PhD (updated 2/3/2021)

Economics

PhD (updated 2/3/2021)

Geospatial Sciences

PhD (updated 2/3/2021)

Political Science

PhD (updated 2/3/2021)

Public Affairs

PhD (updated 2/3/2021)

Public Policy and Political Economy

PhD (updated 2/3/2021)

ERIK JONSSON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Biomedical Engineering 

PhD (updated 1/6/2021)

Computer Engineering

PhD (updated 1/6/2021)

Computer Science

PhD (updated 1/6/2021)

Electrical Engineering  

PhD (updated 1/6/2021)

Electrical Engineering - Microelectron

PhD (updated 1/6/2021)

Materials Science & Engineering

PhD (updated 1/6/2021)

Mechanical Engineering

PhD (updated 1/6/2021)

Software Engineering

PhD (updated 1/6/2021)

Telecommunications Engineering

PhD (updated 1/6/2021)

JINDAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Management Science

PhD(updated 1/27/2021)

International Management Studies

PhD(updated 1/27/2021)

NATURAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS

Department of Biological Sciences

PhD (updated 4/2/2021)

Department of Chemistry

PhD (updated 1/29/2021)

Department of Geosciences

PhD (updated 4/2/2021)

Department of Mathematical Sciences

PhD (updated 4/2/2021)

Department of Physics

PhD (updated 4/2/2021)