Project Management Doctorate

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by rtongue, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. rtongue

    rtongue New Member

    Is anyone aware of distance learning doctoral program, located in the states, that offers a project management major?
  2. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    I would think a DBA would be the closest thing...
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    The only project management doctorates mentioned in Bears' Guide are foreign: Bradford and Melbourne . Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
  4. Dr Rene

    Dr Rene Member

    The Project Management Institute (PMI) website has a list of schools offering degree programs (undergrad and grad--includes doctorate programs) at the following site:

    Some US schools offering doctorates in project management, mostly under engineering programs. Don't know about distance learning opportunities.

    Some foreign schools offering doctorate programs in project management, unsure of the distance learning opportunities.

    Best bet may be to find a US distance learning school that offers a master's in project management and also offers a doctorate in management (Colorado Tech?), you may be able to create a project management emphasis in their doctorate program.
  5. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Agreed. The closest I could find was here (scroll down to specializations).
  6. Kirkland

    Kirkland Member

    There's a good selection of online masters programs in project management but there are few doctoral programs in that one discipline anywhere.

    The DBA is a good choice since projects and programs entail most of the elements of enterprise management. You might also look into Walden and their PhD in Applied Management.

    Don't forget that professional certification in project management is very important these days (typically the PMP is required) regardless of education, so plan to go for that as well.
  7. J. Ayers

    J. Ayers New Member

    Good morning!

    If you decide to consider programs outside the US, then look at the RMIT program shown at;ID=DR060 on the web. In my opinion, RMIT's DPM program is very good, and the program leader (Professor Walker) is top-notch. This program is already producing some good research, including a recent publication in the Project Management Journal.

    Good luck in your search!

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