Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management (Ph.D.) The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
The doctor of philosophy in the field of engineering management is designed for the technical manager who seeks to pursue advanced education and research methods to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors. The program provides graduate education in the most current management techniques for technological and scientific organizations.
The program is divided into two stages. The first comprises a study of related fields of learning that supports the general area of research focus and culminates in the qualifying examination. The second, composed of original research and the presentation of findings in a written dissertation, culminates in the final examination. Upon admission to the first stage of the program, the student meets with their assigned advisor to structure the program of study.
Programs of study include a focus area: crisis, emergency, and risk management; economics, finance, and cost engineering; engineering and technology management; environmental and energy management; and knowledge and information management.
Scholarships and Funding
The School of Engineering & Applied Science offers scholarships and funding opportunities for master's and doctoral students. We offer merit-based tuition discount scholarships for master's program applicants along with research assistant and teaching assistant positions for doctoral applicants. Please contact us to learn more about these opportunities as well as additional resources for funding opportunities available at other organizations that can be applied to your studies at GW.
The program is divided into two stages. The first comprises a study of related fields of learning that support the general area of research focus and culminates in the qualifying examination.
The second, composed of original research and the presentation of findings in a written dissertation, culminates in the final examination. Upon admission to the first stage of the program, the student will meet with their assigned advisor to structure their programs of study.
Programs of study will include a focus area selected from the following:
- Crisis, Emergency and Risk Management
- Economics, Finance, and Cost Engineering
- Engineering and Technology Management
- Environmental and Energy Management
- Knowledge and Information Management
- Operations Research and Management Science
- Systems Engineering
- Enterprise Information Assurance
Students who already have a master’s degree must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at the graduate level, all of which must be completed by the end of the semester in which they take their doctoral qualifying exams (DQE).
For students without master's degrees, a minimum of 54 credit hours in a formal program at the graduate level is required. In addition, all doctoral students take a minimum of 24 hours of dissertation research once they have been admitted to candidacy (post-DQE).