Mike Staley, a 2008 alumnus of Norwich University's Master of Civil Engineering program was accepted into the Doctor of Engineering program at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. He will begin the five-year part-time program in February of 2014. Staley credits Norwich's MCE program for much of his professional development. He wrote that Norwich provided a challenging program of study that prepared him to take the Professional Engineer exam and earn his PE license in 2009. He also credits Norwich and the dedicated faculty for helping him apply for his doctoral studies.