PhD Program in Engineering Management College of Engineering Western New England University

Springfield, MA
student ratio
total students
$23,009 | $23,009
in-state | out-of-state tuition
fall application deadline
Not Reported
acceptance rate
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The Curriculum and Requirements of the PhD in Engineering Management Program

The PhD in Engineering Management can be completed either full- or part-time. Classes are held on our beautiful Springfield, MA, campus, which offers convenient access to both the Mass Pike and Interstate 91.

Students will learn the technical depth and gain the breadth of knowledge to become successful practitioners, researchers, or educators in the management of engineering and technology. The program focuses on developing skills needed to conduct rigorous research in areas related to the improvement, design, and management of projects and programs within complex human technological systems including engineering, healthcare, service, and logistical/transportation systems.

Candidates with master's degrees will complete 30 credits at the 600 and 700 level and 27-credit dissertations for 57 total credits. Candidates with bachelor's degrees will complete 60 credits at the 600 and 700 levels and 27 credits dissertations for 87 total credits. Assistantships and fellowships are available providing full or partial funding.

The Engineering Faculty of Western New England University

The PhD faculty in the Engineering Management program is excellent and diverse. Together, they constitute a wealth of industry and academic knowledge, which will provide rich experiences for all students in the program. The faculty members and their research interests include:

- S. Hossein Cheraghi, who is the Dean of the College of Engineering, a Professor of Industrial Engineering, and who holds a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include the modeling and analysis of discrete systems; production systems; tolerance analysis and synthesis; and non-conformance management.

- Julie Drzymalski, an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, who holds a PhD from Lehigh University. Her research interests include discrete event systems, operations research, project management, and supply chains.

- Eric W. Haffner, a Professor of Industrial Engineering, who holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts. His research interests include engineering and design, facility layout and design, production and manufacturing systems design, simulation related to manufacturing systems, and computer aided design.

- Abdul H. Kamal, an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, who holds a PhD from the University of Nebraska. His research interests include statistical analysis, ergonomics, and quality engineering.

- Thomas K. Keyser, a Professor in and Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, who holds a PhD from Clemson University. His research interests include automated manufacturing cells, distributed computing in manufacturing, discrete event system simulation, and human computer modeling.

- Brian K. Smith, an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, holder of a PhD from the University of Arkansas. His research interests include healthcare supply chain performance management and improvement; design and management of organizational improvement projects; process improvement tools and methodologies; performance measurement; and organizational assessment.

Accolades and Accreditation for Western New England University

In its annual America's Best Colleges ranking, "US News & World Report" lists Western New England University among the North Region's Best Universities-Master's Category, a category which focuses on those schools that provide a full range of bachelor's and master's programs. Western New England University is regionally accredited by the New England Association for Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Location & Contact

PhD Program in Engineering Management

College of Engineering
Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
United States

Dr. S. Cheraghi


Phone: 413-782-1285

Matthew Fox

Director of Recruiting and Marketing for Adult Learners

Phone: 413-782-1517
Fax: 413-782-1777

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Engineering Management Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $30
    • Application Fee - International $30
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, official transcript, bachelor's or master's degree in engineering or related field, and two letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.5
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$23,009
    • Out-of-state tuition *$23,009
    • International student tuition$0.00
    • * Tuition for full-time graduate student per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$0.00
    • Per-term fees$0.00
    • One-time fee$0.00
    • * Fees for full-time graduate students
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFinancial Support for Part-time Students

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students14
    • Female Percentage36%
    • Male Percentage64%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students14
    • Part-time Percentage100%
    • Full-time Percentage0%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino11%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian56%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian22%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races11%
    • Unknown0%




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