The Ph.D. in systems engineering is a transdisciplinary graduate program offered by The Polytechnic School.

The program is aimed at advancing the understanding of complex engineering systems, including systems that are encompass both technological and social, cultural, environmental, and other interacting components that impact the input, output and interactions within a system. The program will prepare students to identify, model, analyze, interpret, optimize and manage the multidimensional interactions of the ever-increasing complexity of modern technological and societal challenges.

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Degrees Offered

Systems Engineering Ph.D.

The Polytechnic School

Polytechnic campus Mesa, Arizona

Application Deadlines


March 15


August 1

Priority Deadline:
These are priority deadlines. Applications received after this date may still be considered.

Graduate Admissions Services has a late application fee for students applying after the University deadline.

Financing Your Education

Fellowships through ASU and external resources, along with research and teaching assistant positions, offer many alternatives to fund your education expenses at ASU—often for multiple years or even the full course of study. Fellowship resources are limited, and many fellowships require U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States.

Fellowships are awarded on a highly competitive basis as part of the graduate program application process.

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU Graduate Standards
Fulton Schools of Engineering