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Engineering Doctoral Studies

The College of Engineering jointly offers a Ph.D. degree in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics with Claremont Graduate University. The program of study for each Ph.D. candidate is carefully integrated to ensure the interdisciplinary nature of each student’s research. The CSULB College of Engineering oversees the engineering portion of the program and Claremont’s Department of Mathematics has primary responsibility for the applied mathematics portion.

PHD candidates
Phd students Jeremy Bonifacio and Shahab Taherian are founders of  a company called inFluidS. 

The Joint Doctoral Program was created in 1987 to combine the applied mathematics field with one or more branches of engineering at both the academic and research levels. It draws upon the synergistic expertise of research faculty at both institutions to integrate advanced techniques of mathematical analysis with advanced engineering coursework and research. Its first degree was awarded in 1995.

Program Director: Dr. Hamid Rahai

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: April 15
  • Spring Semester: October 1


I-GERT Fellowship FigureArizona State University and CSULB have teamed up to create an interdisciplinary doctoral program in the area of Person-Centered Technologies and Practices for Individuals with Disabilities. Doctoral students with and without disabilities will be considered for this program, which is funded by a $3 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation's Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. Those who are accepted will have the opportunity to become leaders in designing, developing, and implementing person-centered technologies and practices to ensure that people with disabilities are able to fully participate in all aspects of life.

The NSF's IGERT has been 's flagship interdisciplinary training program, educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers by building on the foundations of their disciplinary knowledge with interdisciplinary training. For information and to apply for admission, visit