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The Doctorate of Philosophy in Civil Engineering with a major in Project Management program is designed for advanced graduate students with strong academic credentials who seek to focus on a specific research subject in depth. The program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours and combines advanced-level coursework with a doctoral dissertation. The PhD program is residential. UMD does not offer an online PhD program in Project Management.

Doctoral students will have many opportunities to research relevant theoretical and practical problems in major project-based industries including engineering and construction, real estate planning, government services, and others for use in their dissertations.

Every doctoral student is supervised by a designated professor and benefits from his or her personal guidance. A committee of other professors formed with expertise similar to the student's topic of study will also be available for support.

The PhD program is designed with a foundation of five core courses and a series of at least seven electives that enable students to select topics of greatest interest. All core courses and electives are shown below.

There is a set of pre-approved graduate elective courses that could be substituted for a project management graduate program elective. Learn more at: Pre-Approved Electives.

Core Courses

Elective Courses


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