Pursuant to the Ordinance No. 565, dated 19.11.2012, of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Albania, Epoka University has been conferred the right to offer PhD study programs as of the 2012-2013 academic year.
The objective of the doctoral study program is the advancement of analytical and/or experimental knowledge through a combination of specialized courses and a research thesis under the supervision of an experienced researcher forms the main component of the doctoral programs. Where possible, research of interest to industry is encouraged.
CE-PhD Program in Civil Engineering is necessary for the formation of academicians in various fields of research in Civil Engineering. Program also gives opportunity to qualified students from various academic disciplines for further education at an advanced level in Civil Engineering
The PhD study program for full-time students lasts for a minimum of six semesters (three academic years), up to a maximum of eight semesters (four academic years) and for part-time students, it lasts for a minimum of six semesters (three academic years), up to a maximum of twelve semesters (six academic years).
The first year is devoted to the core courses. Formal work on the dissertation begins in the second year; students are encouraged to get the start on their thesis by research and writing.