Program Director: Dr. Hamid Rahai
PhD in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics, offered jointly by the College of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach and The Claremont Graduate University, allows students to pursue doctoral programs in most areas of engineering and applied mathematics. The College of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has the primary responsibility for the engineering portion of the program, and the Department of Mathematics at The Claremont Graduate University (CGU) has the primary responsibility for the applied mathematics portion. The program of study for each Ph.D. candidate is carefully integrated to ensure the interdisciplinary nature of each student's research.
This program was approved by the CSULB Senate in 1987 and granted its first doctoral degree in 1995. The Joint Doctoral Program was created with two educational goals that continue to be pertinent today: