Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Engineering
University of North Dakota

Program Details

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Engineering program offers an inside track to participate in research projects that align with industry needs and prepares students to make significant contributions upon graduation.  The curriculum helps students become innovative, critical thinkers that are prepared to problem-solve current problems and build technology that will unlock tomorrow’s hydrocarbon reservoirs.  Students can perform in research such as:

  • Geomechanics, production, and reservoir studies of hydraulic fracturing
  • Re-fracturing for optimization from unconventional shales
  • Data driven modelling in unconventional reservoirs
  • Petrophysical and geochemical analysis of shale oil
  • Geophysics and seismic analysis of unconventional reservoirs

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of North Dakota is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program has on-campus residency requirements.