The programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree are designed to develop the student’s ability to perform research or high-level design in Systems Engineering, Engineering Management and/or Socio-Technical Systems.
SSE doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) programs are research-centric and prepare cohorts to become the next generation of technical leaders, capable of making original contributions in both theory and practice. SSE is the preeminent provider of systems-centered knowledge, partnerships, research, teaching/training and tools. Our graduates address national and global challenges pertaining to entrepreneurial innovation, policy and strategy, and research and development in spaces such as academia, government, industry and nonprofit organizations.
To prepare graduates for positions of leadership, SSE provides:
A solid foundation in research methods
Core competencies in system modeling and analysis
A unique “systems” perspective on how to address engineering and governance challenges
Structure for students to develop a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals by the time they graduate
Focused training to sharpen written and oral communication skills