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Please visit this site's homepage for an important message about nuclear engineering options at the University of Maryland College Park.

The Graduate Program in Nuclear Engineering is administered by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Admissions Committee

The Graduate Program in Nuclear Engineering's admissions committee consists of Professors Aris Christou (Department of Materials Science and Engineering), Mohammad Modarres (Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Ali Mosleh (Department of Mechanical Engineering). The committee will assess all applications. Please refer to our nuclear engineering faculty page for more information about the committee members.


Initial student advising, prior to the selection of a research area, is the responsibility of Program Director Professor Aris Christou and Professor Gary Pertmer. The advising received after the student proceeds to candidancy will be carried out by the student's research advisor.

Qualifying Examinations

Student seeking a doctorate degree must take the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination immediately after the completion of the core courses.  An average grade of 3.0 in the core courses is required before permission is granted to take the examination.

The qualifying exam is administered twice per academic year, and will be scheduled by the program director. Professor Ali Mosleh is responsible for the content of the qualifying exam.

Academic Probation

Students are placed on academic probation when their cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 upon or after the completion of 9 credits of graduate courses.

If a student's GPA remains below 3.0 for a second consecutive semester, the student will be given a final opportunity to correct their academic deficiency.

After a third semester with a GPA below 3.0, the student will not be permitted to re-enroll and will be required to withdraw from the University. Since courses can be repeated and the second grade supersedes the first, a C can be effectively removed from one's transcript by repeating the course and earning an acceptable A or B grade.



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