Ph.D. in Engineering Management

EMSE professor assisting doctoral student in research

Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering on GW's main campus in Washington, D.C., the Ph.D. in Engineering Management is designed for those seeking to develop unique knowledge that expands the field of engineering management as an academic and professional discipline, including topics in decision-making, natural disaster logistics, financial and cost engineering, and beyond.

Top research areas of the department:

  • Crisis, emergency and risk management
  • Economics, finance and cost engineering
  • Engineering and technology management
  • Environmental and energy management
  • Knowledge and information management

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Off-Campus and Online Options

If you are seeking to enroll in this program online or at one of GW's satellite campuses in Virginia, please find the details and apply through EMSE Off-Campus Programs.

Faculty Advisor & Research Focus

It is highly recommended that prospective doctoral students determine a faculty member in the department with whom they would like to work under, as well as the research area of interest.

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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.