Solutions to tomorrow's energy needs depend on you. Lead the way at North Dakota's only petroleum engineering program.
As a Ph.D. candidate in UND's petroleum engineering program, you'll become an innovative, critical thinker poised to solve today's energy problems and build technology that unlocks tomorrow's hydrocarbon reservoirs. The Department of Petroleum Engineering backed by significant support from the state and the oil industry.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
Why earn a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering?
Petroleum Engineering Ph.D.
Work in world-class labs and train on cutting-edge simulators at our Collaborate Energy Complex.
Be on top of oil industry trends. Our Industry Advisory Council, represented by some of the state's biggest companies, regularly helps us refine our curriculum.
All master-level petroleum engineering courses available online.
Gain networking and career opportunities through relationships with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, North Dakota Petroleum Council and other groups.
Small class sizes + open-door policy among faculty = a rich, personalized learning experience for online and on-campus students.
Compete for a travel grant from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) to attend the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium.
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The Petroleum Engineering program provides hands-on learning experience in a variety of disciplines.