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Doctor of Philosophy in Systems and Engineering Management

Program Details

The online doctoral degree in Systems and Engineering Management is designed to prepare inpiduals for successful leadership of engineering personnel and projects. Texas Tech University is currently the only University in the state of Texas that offers an online program, making it a clear choice for inpiduals who seek management opportunities in engineering and technology. This program is designed to prepare engineering management professionals for current and future leadership roles. 

The blended delivery of the Doctor of Philosophy in Systems and Engineering Management at TTU at Amarillo is provided in order to meet the growing need in the Panhandle region for technical managers with strong engineering, science, technical, management and financial knowledge and leadership abilities.

Students in the Ph.D.S.E.M. program are subject to all Ph.D. degree regulations as outlined in the Graduate Catalog. Students should submit three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose as part of their admission packet for this program. These items should be sent to the Industrial Engineering office. 

The doctoral program requires a minimum of 60 hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree, which may include up to 15 hours constituting a minor area. At least 12 hours of doctoral dissertation enrollment are also required for the doctoral degree making it a total of 72 credit hours. Transfer credits from a master’s degree program are determined by a graduate advisor. Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by inpidual.


Applicants are encouraged to submit high GRE scores, but admission to the graduate program is not based on the GRE scores alone.

Successful applicants are expected to have at least a 3.5 GPA from an M.S. program in a related field.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges