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Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree entails completion of rigorous coursework requirements that prepare the student for advanced research and analysis in a chosen field of study. The doctoral degree is generally characterized as a research degree with substantial emphasis placed on the completion of the dissertation research.

The Ph.D. program in Logistics is typically 36 months in length beyond the MS degree. The degree builds on an analytical core with a flexible program that can accommodate supply chain management, acquisition, inventory theory, transportation, and operations management thrust areas. The degree has strong interdisciplinary support, with typical technical methods options in reliability, optimization, applied statistics, or systems engineering areas.

Admissions Requirements

Degree Required: M.S. degree in logistics, supply chain management, operations research, operations management, industrial engineering, or other relevant field. Successful completion of a Master’s thesis is very desirable.

Test Required: GRE - 156V/151Q (within the last five years)

GPA Required: 3.50 (MS); 3.00 (BS)

Waivers to the above criteria may be granted on a case-by case-basis. Therefore, individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria are encouraged to apply.

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Outcomes & Objectives

Program Outcomes

  • Will be able to understand and evaluate critically the literature of the field

  • Will be able to apply appropriate principles and procedures to the recognition, evaluation, interpretation, and understanding of issues and problems at the frontiers of knowledge

  • Will have acquired the knowledge, skills, ethics, and independence of thought and action expected of a scholar

  • Will have extended and effectively communicated knowledge in his or her field

Program Chair

Dr. Seong-Jong Joo

Degree Information

Degree Type: Doctoral


Delivery Method: In-Residence


Degree Requirements

  • Major coursework (18 hours)
  • Technical methods (6 hours)
  • Elective (4 hours)
  • Mathematics (8 hours)
  • Dissertation research (48 hours)
  • Admission to candidacy: One year before graduation
  • In-residence study: Three successive quarters
  • Present dissertation at a public defense

Graduate School Catalog

Faculty Research Areas

  • BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING
  • OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • RELIABILITY
  • SIX SIGMA METHODS
  • STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS
  • STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING (SEM)
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • SURVEY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
  • SURVEY METHODS
  • SURVIVAL/RELIABILITY ANALYSIS
  • WAREHOUSING
  • ACQUISITION LOGISTICS
  • BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
  • INVENTORY
  • LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
  • LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
  • LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS
  • LOGISTICS PLANNING
  • MAINTAINABILITY
  • MULTICRITERIA ANALYSIS
  • MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS
  • PROCUREMENT
  • RELIABILITY MODELING AND ANALYSIS
  • REVERSE LOGISTICS
  • SPSS
  • STATISTICAL PROCESS MONITORING
  • SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION
  • THEORY OF CONSTRAINTS
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • DISASTER RELIEF SCM
  • REGRESSION
  • STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL
  • BEHAVIORAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
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