The Ph.D. program is designed to give students competence at the highest level in mechanical engineering. A Ph.D. is a research-based degree and students are required to research, complete and successfully defend a dissertation in a subject of his/her choosing. The goal of the Ph.D. is to expand the field of knowledge in the mechanical engineering field.
Graduates find employment in a wide range of industries, government agencies, and educational institutions where they are concerned with many functions.
Program Application Requirements3 Letters of recommendation
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall PriorityFebruary 1
Fall DeadlineApril 1
Spring DeadlineOctober 1
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Dr. Jacky C. Prucz
Dr. Prucz has a long record with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, having been a part of it for over 26 years. As an instructor, he was awarded several honors including Outstanding Teacher (2002 & 2008) and the George W. Weaver award for outstanding teaching of mechanics (2004). In 2007, he became a full Professor before becoming Interim Chairman in 2009. In 2011, he was appointed Chair of the department. Since then, Dr. Prucz has continued work on several research projects in addition to his responsibilities as Department Chair.