The School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) at Stevens is solving critical national and global challenges of the 21st century through the use of state-of-the-art systems approaches.

The school is the preeminent provider of systems-centered research, knowledge, tools, teaching/training and partnerships that significantly impact the most complex challenges of national and global significance. At SSE, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs are research-oriented degree programs that prepare the next generation of technical leaders to make original contributions in theory and in practice. Our graduates make an impact on global challenges in areas of research and development, policy and strategy, and entrepreneurial innovation in spaces such as academia, government, non-profit organizations and industry.

To prepare graduates for positions of leadership, we provide:

  • A solid foundation in research methods and methodologies
  • Core competencies in system modeling and analysis
  • A unique “systems” perspective on how they address engineering and governance challenges
  • A track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals by the time they graduate
  • Proven written and oral communication skills 

The Stevens Doctoral Advantage

Stevens is the "go to" University for systems-centered research. Here's why.