PhD or DEng in Engineering Management

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Traditional On-Campus Programs

Click the links below to learn more about our options for doctorate programs in Engineering Management:

Ph.D. in Engineering Management

Program Overview

The Ph.D. in Engineering Management is designed to prepare rising scholars and researchers to develop unique knowledge that expands the field of engineering management. Engineering management at GW is concerned with interactions among management, policy, and technology development; management for risk and resilience; and the management of design and operations for socio-technical systems.

Students work directly with a faculty advisor to formulate their research focus, write and publish their dissertation, as well as participate actively in professional and research-focused conferences in the field of engineering management and systems engineering.

The Ph.D. program is based on GW’s main campus in Washington, D.C. (Foggy Bottom), which lies in close proximity to a wide array of federal agencies and other organizations with significant engineering management challenges and interests. Faculty and doctoral students have built collaborative relationships that benefit from and support these organizations.

To learn more about our doctoral program, please explore our EMSE website to meet our faculty and learn more about our major research themes:

  • Technology, policy, and management
  • Complex systems design and operation
  • Risk, resilience, and decision-making
  • Data and models for socio-technical systems

 

Program Requirements

Please visit the GW Bulletin to see a description of the program requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in an appropriate area from an accredited institution
  • If applicant has obtained a master’s degree, a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a scale of 4.0) is required.
  • If applicant has only obtained a bachelor’s degree, the minimum grade point average must be a 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0).
Successful submission of online application form, exam scores and other documents as outlined in the admissions requirements.

Faculty Advisor & Research Focus

We strongly recommend that prospective doctoral students determine a faculty member in the department with whom they would like to work, as well as the research area of interest.

Download Faculty & Research Factsheet (PDF)

 

 

Program Requirements

Please visit the GW Bulletin to see a description of the program requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in an appropriate area from an accredited institution

  • If applicant has obtained a master’s degree, a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a scale of 4.0) is required.
  • If applicant has only obtained a bachelor’s degree, the minimum grade point average must be a 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0).
Successful submission of online application form, exam scores and other documents as outlined in the admissions requirements.

 

 

D.Eng in Engineering Management

Program Overview

The Doctor of Engineering in Engineering Management is designed for practitioners who wish to apply the knowledge they gain in a technical management environment. Unlike a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), wherein research is focused on foundational work that is published, the D.Eng. requires solving a real-world problem using the latest engineering management concepts and tools. The program culminates in a praxis for use by practicing engineers to address a common concern or challenge.

Faculty Advisor & Research Focus

We strongly recommend that prospective doctoral students determine a faculty member in the department with whom they would like to work, as well as the research area of interest.

Download Faculty & Research Factsheet

Program Requirements

Please visit the GW Bulletin to see a description of the program requirements.

GW Bulletin

Admissions Requirements

 

Note: GRE and GMAT scores are not required to complete the application packet, but can be submitted to strengthen the application.

  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, applied science, mathematics, computer science, information technology or related field from accredited institutions
  • A minimum graduate level GPA of 3.2
  • College-level courses in calculus and statistics. Applicants who do not have adequate preparation in mathematics but are otherwise qualified for admission will be required to take an additional course.

  • 5 years relevant professional experience.

Online options

If you are seeking to enroll in a Doctor of Engineering in Engineering Management online, please view the requirements and apply through SEAS Online Programs.