The Office of Graduate Education

18 Characteristics of Doctoral Programs

The 18 Characteristics of Texas Doctoral Programs provide a profile of all doctoral programs at public universities.  The 18 Characteristics reports are updated annually and posted on university websites.

Although 18 Characteristics reports are informative, they are limited in describing the nature and breadth of our various doctoral programs.  For more comprehensive information, consult the program’s website and contact the graduate advisor or coordinator for your program of interest.  The reports below were updated January 2017.

Program

Degree

ARTS & HUMANITIES

Humanities

PhD

Humanities-Concentration in Aesthetic Studies

PhD

Humanities-Concentration in History of Ideas

PhD

Humanities-Concentration in Studies in Literature

PhD

ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, AND EMERGING COMMUNICATION

Arts and Technology

PhD (updated 12/1/2017)

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 11/29/2017)

Economics

PhD (updated 11/29/2017)

Geospatial Sciences

PhD (updated 11/29/2017)

Political Science

PhD (updated 11/29/2017)

Public Affairs

PhD (updated 11/29/2017)

Public Policy and Political Economy

PhD (updated 11/29/2017)

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 12/4/2018)

JINDAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Management Science

PhD

International Management Studies

PhD

NATURAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS

Department of Biological Sciences

PhD (updated 12/1/2017)

Department of Chemistry

PhD (updated 12/1/2017)

Department of Geosciences

PhD (updated 12/5/2017)

Department of Mathematical Sciences

PhD (updated 12/1/2017)

Department of Physics

PhD (updated 12/5/2017)