Students accepted in the WiSE degree program will be generously supported through various funding sources.
The support package for qualified students has a range of $18,000 to $25,000 per year.
Special attention is taken to enhance involvement of under-represented students.
Students will be accepted to the WiSE Ph.D. program only
after a careful screening. Several measures will be
considered for acceptance:
Interest in Wind Science and Engineering,
Aptitude for completing the work.
The approach for entry into the WiSE Ph.D. program will be
holistic rather than purely academic. One of the innovations
in screening the potential students is an on-campus
interview with every WiSE Ph.D. candidate. (A phone
interview or Skype interview will be arranged when an on-campus interview is
not possible.) This interview
will inform the potential candidate of the comprehensiveness
of the program and the commitment required to complete the
degree. The personal interview will allow the admissions
committee to make a careful judgment of the students’
abilities, attitude, and aptitude.
Students with backgrounds in a variety of fields such as
engineering, mathematics, atmospheric sciences, economics,
and the physical sciences are prime candidates for this
program. Students who come from non-physical sciences
backgrounds (e.g., biology, social sciences) may choose to
pursue a minor in WiSE while pursuing degrees in their
respective disciplines. In these cases, their educational
objectives will be integrated closely between their home
departments and the WiSE program.
The WiSE program puts special emphasis on placement of
doctoral graduates. We expect success in job placement for
WiSE’s reputation places it at the forefront of wind
WiSE program graduates will enter the job market as
experienced interdisciplinary researchers, well-versed in
collaborative efforts and with broad-based technical
Our planned course of training will include the key
communication skills necessary in today’s professional
From here, it's possible.