Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Engineering
University of South Carolina-Columbia

Program Details

The online PhD in Nuclear Engineering program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for tasks such as:

  • Describing, explaining, and computing the magnitude of radioactivity associated with nuclear reactions and reactor operation
  • Calculating the critical size of a nuclear reactor based on the specification of materials present in the reactor
  • Describing and computing reactivity effects of control materials, temperature changes, and fission product poisoning
  • Evaluating fuel cycles in terms of processing, costs, and relative benefits
  • Describing and computing neutron slowing down and thermalization processes for generating neutron cross data needed in modern reactor physics codes for designing and analyzing nuclear reactors

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of South Carolina-Columbia is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Students must travel to campus to present their dissertation.