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Systems Engineering Doctoral Program

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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.

USNWR 2024 Best Grad Schools Systems Engineering BadgeDoctoral 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 and 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 makes 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.

Top Hiring Firms for Systems Engineering Graduates

  • Accenture

  • AT&T

  • Cisco

  • IBM

  • Lockheed Martin

  • Verizon

Learn more about the requirements for all SSE Ph.D. programs.