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Systems Engineering Doctoral Program

Program Details


Doctor of Philosophy


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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Systems Engineering prepares students to become systems thinkers who, through exploring the synergism of engineering, systems, and management, learn to proactively assess challenges from all angles, see the big picture, and ultimately, create elegant solutions to enterprise-wide problems.

Doctoral students can expect to receive focused training in applying systems approaches to navigate and manage complex systems and enterprises from one of the first schools in the nation dedicated to systems engineering and science. A Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology positions students to address systems integration, life cycle issues, systems of systems, and enterprise levels in their post-graduate careers in diverse domains such as aerospace & defense, energy, healthcare, financial services, and infrastructure systems.

“Within the systems industry or domain, Stevens' systems engineering program is really at the top. The unique combination of industry and traditional professors make the program practical and fully practice-oriented.

— Alejandro Salado, Ph.D in Systems Engineering, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

Doctoral Requirements

The doctoral degree consists of 54 credits post-masters with a minimum of 15 research credits.

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