What will I learn?

Take a deep dive into research, industry problems and innovative solutions in the architecture, engineering and construction Industry.

The built environment Ph.D. program explores the guiding theories behind this popular field through a multi-faceted educational and research experience. In this program, students will learn to lead a more in-depth investigation into the built environment through the multi-disciplinary realm of architecture, engineering, and construction, drawing from the expertise of numerous industry professionals allied with the program.

The program provides students with a common core of robust, state-of-the-art, integrated built environment knowledge, while allowing each student to specialize in specific areas of interest and emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach within a broad-based research agenda. Each student is able to draw from the university’s body of research and the latest intellectual and social trends to pursue quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods research.

This unique Ph.D. program prepares students for jobs as research scholars, university-level faculty, and executive professionals. Part- and full-time students will gain valuable perspectives and higher education teaching skills by working with teaching faculty, research faculty and experts from the World Trade Center and Hudson Yards who have a passion for creating new knowledge.

Graduates can be employed in built environment higher education, fundamental and applied research enterprises, private built environment research labs, and high-level executive positions in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.

Research Areas

  • Facility Management in The Built Environment
  • Intellectual Capital in The Built Environment
  • Big Data and Machine Learning Implementation in The Built Environment
  • Asset Protection and Cyber Security in The Built Environment.

Which department am I in?

Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Study options

Full Time (84 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$38,876.00 per year
Application deadline

1 February 2021

Start date

19 January 2021, 30 August 2021

Venue

Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Edwin A. Stevens Building (EAS), 24 5th Street,

HOBOKEN,

New Jersey,

7030, United States

Online/Distance (84 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$38,876.00 per year
Application deadline

15 January 2021, 15 August 2021

Start date

19 January 2021, 30 August 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a master’s degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, from an accredited institution.

For international students

Students must have bachelor’s degree in engineering, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited institution.

English language proficiency students must score at least 74 on TOEFL iBT, 550 on TOEFL PBT, 6 on IELTS.

Application Deadlines: Fall: August 15; Spring: January 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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