The weekend doctoral program enables professionals who are employed full-time to pursue doctoral study and research in an intense, focused environment alongside like-minded fellow students.
- Coursework completed in 15 months
- Classes meet on Saturdays
- Can be completed in three years
- GRE or GMAT not required
EMSE Off-Campus Programs Office
EMSE Off-Campus Programs Faculty Advisor
Shahram Sarkani, Ph.D., P.E.
The George Washington University Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Off-Campus Programs Office (EMSE-OCP), offers a weekend program leading to award of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Systems Engineering or Engineering Management. The EMSE-OCP doctoral program enables professionals who are employed full-time to pursue doctoral study and research in an intense, focused environment alongside like-minded fellow students. A group of 20-25 students will begin study at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus in January 2014 with a target graduation date of December 2016.
The program consists of a minimum of 54 credit hours divided into two stages. The first stage is a classroom experience of ten graduate-level, three-credit-hour courses culminating in the student’s acceptance into an appropriate Engineering Professional Society Conference. The second stage is an independent research effort of at least 24 semester hours of dissertation research culminating in the dissertation. In the research phase the student begins specialized study and research under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Faculty research directors may meet with students as needed to develop and refine the dissertation. Throughout this phase, the student conducts the literature search and research, and writes the dissertation. Work on the dissertation encompasses a minimum of 24 credit hours and is normally completed within two years.
All classes and research advising meetings will be held at the George Washington University's Virginia Science and Technology Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, VA 20147