How to Participate in the CPS NRT Program


Graduate Students

Incoming students - Fall 2020

The application for PhD and ME students contains an area to express your interest in Cyber-Physical Systems.  We also welcome you to contact a Faculty Member or the Program Manager with questions or for additional information. PhD students may also be eligible for a NRT Fellowship


Requirements for the ME program

The CPS NRT Program is not a degree program. As such, students will receive their ME or PhD in their selected degree program and must satisfy those degree requirements. Students who participate in the program will be a part of the cohort which will include taking CPS courses, hands on training, professional development and more. CPS courses will count toward the degree requirements for the student’s program – but with a focus/emphasis on CPS. Consequently, the ME degree will still require 10 classes.

Requirements for the PhD program

The CPS NRT Program is not a degree program. As such, students will receive their ME or PhD in their selected degree program and must satisfy those degree requirements. Students who participate in the program will be a part of the cohort which will include taking CPS courses, participating in CPS research, professional development and more. Courses and research will count toward the degree requirements for the student’s program – with a focus/emphasis on CPS.


Affiliate Degree Programs

We recommend reviewing the application and deadline details of your degree area of interest:

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Systems Engineering


Helpful Dates and Information

Admission deadlines, FAQ's and details on the graduate application are available through the Office of Graduate Programs.

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