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Graduate Students

Doctor of Philosophy


For international applicants, please visit this web page for information about English proficiency testing during the COVID19 restrictions: https://www.uwyo.edu/admissions/international/english-alternatives.html.


Deadlines to Apply: 

Fall admission: February 1  |  Spring admission: September 15  |  Apply!

Applications may still be submitted after these dates but will only be considered if there are positions available.


Minimum Admission Criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering or closely related field from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA:  3.0
  • GRE Score:  305 (or 1150)
  • English proficiency requirements for international students:
    TOEFL:  Minimum score of 80  or IELTS:  Minimum score of 6.5 in each section

Application documents needed for uploading:

  • Current resume
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended, unofficial copy
  • GRE Test Scores, unofficial copy
  • TOEFL/IELTS Test Scores, unofficial copy
  • Statement of purpose (personal statement)
  • Email contact information for three academic or professional references

About the Ph.D. Program

The mission of the graduate program in Petroleum Engineering is to prepare students to be leaders in industry, government, or academia. The field of engineering is continuously evolving and those with the advanced education and research skills associated with graduate degrees will have the flexibility, breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to become industry leaders facing the problems of tomorrow.

All students in the Ph.D. program will learn the research techniques that individuals working in national laboratories, industrial positions and academia are currently utilizing.

**Note: An M.S. degree is not required to enter a Ph.D. program.


Course Requirements for Ph.D.

1: Students with a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from an accredited institution

ITEMS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDITS

Core Courses

At least four (4) courses from the following: *

PETE 5010 - Transport Phenomena
PETE 5020 - Thermodynamics
PETE 5060 - Flow through Porous Media
PETE 5080 - Interfacial Phenomena
PETE 5255 - Advanced Drilling Engineering
PETE 5310 - Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
PETE 5350 - Advanced Reservoir Engineering

12

Required Course

PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods
PETE 5090 - Research Methods

6

Seminar

PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar

6

Electives

Graduate-approved elective courses (PETE or other), selected by the student with approval of the student's advisor.**

18

Research

PETE 5980 - Dissertation Research

30

TOTAL

72

 

2: Students with an BS degree in Other Majors from an accredited institution

ITEMS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDITS

Core Courses

At least five (5) courses from the following: *

PETE 5010 - Transport Phenomena
PETE 5020 - Thermodynamics
PETE 5060 - Flow through Porous Media
PETE 5080 - Interfacial Phenomena
PETE 5255 - Advanced Drilling Engineering
PETE 5310 - Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
PETE 5350 - Advanced Reservoir Engineering

15

Required Course

PETE 5090 - Research Methods
PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods

6

Seminar

PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar

6

Electives

Graduate-approved elective courses (mainly PETE), selected by the student with approval of the student's advisor.**

15

Research

PETE 5980 - Dissertation Research

30

TOTAL

72

* Transferable from MS degree if applicable.
** Up to 14 credits of electives transferable from MS degree if applicable.

Revised March 2021, effective for new admissions Summer 2021.
Contact Us

Graduate Admissions Coordinator – Michele Foist

Engineering Room 4015

Email: pete-info@uwyo.edu

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