Membrane Research

Prospective Students

Questions? Then contact:

Keith Schimmel, Chair
Applied Science and Technology Program
College of Sciences and Technology
Gibbs Hall, Room 301
(336) 285-2329
schimmel@ncat.edu

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The mission of the Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. program is to prepare students for high-level science and technology careers in industry, research, and government. Graduates will be able to conceive, develop, and conduct original research that applies physical, mathematical, and technological methods to provide solutions to a broad range of emerging local, national, and global problems related to Atmospheric, Environmental and Energy Science; Applied Physics; Bioscience; Applied Chemistry; Data Science and Analytics; Applied Engineering Technology; Information Technology; Technology Management; and Geomatics.

 

Admission Requirements

·         B.S. degree in a science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or related discipline with a GPA≥3.5/4.0 or a M.S. degree in a science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or related discipline with a GPA≥3.25/4.0 from a college or university recognized by a regional or general accrediting agency

·         GRE verbal and quantitative scores, no minimum score requirement

 

Program Outcomes

·         Communication Skills – Students completing the Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. program will exhibit effective oral communication skills in terms of customizing presentations to the audience, displaying information, and delivering the presentations.

·         Critical Thinking Skills - Students completing the Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. program will effectively use quantitative and qualitative analytical problem­solving skills in terms of defining hypotheses/research questions, reviewing research literature, developing a research plan, identifying the broader impacts of research, and developing a research timetable.

·         Disciplinary Expertise - Students completing the Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. program will demonstrate discipline­specific expertise in terms of the scientific method, applying technical knowledge to answer research questions, experimental plans and data analysis, analytical methods, and research ethics.

·         Research/Creative Engagement - Students completing the Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. program will demonstrate ability to engage productively in the review and conduct of disciplinary research in terms of making conference presentations and publishing refereed journal publications.

 

Degree Requirements

Total credit hours: 66 (post B.S.), 42 (post M.S.)

·        Core courses (9 credits): AST 830 (Foundations of Scientific Research), AST 831 (Math and Computational Modeling), MATH 721 (Multivariate Statistical Analysis)

·         Seminar (6 credits post B.S., 3 credits post M.S.): Take AST 992 (Doctoral Seminar) six times in six semesters

·         Dissertation (15 credits): AST 997 (Doctoral Dissertation)

·         Pass qualifying exam, preliminary exam, and dissertation defense

·         In consultation with advisor, take 18 credit hours (15 post M.S.) within one of the following concentrations:


o Applied Chemistry

o   Applied Physics

o   Atmospheric, Environmental and Energy Science

o   Bioscience

o   Data Science and Analytics

o   Information Technology and Technology Management

o   General – no specified concentration

 

·         In consultation with advisor, take 18 credit hours (post B.S.) of additional courses relevant to research area