Director, Planning, Design and Construction Doctorate Program
Ph.D. in Planning, Design and Construction
The Ph.D. in Planning, Design and Construction (PDC) program prepares students for advanced research careers and teaching in universities. We train researchers and professionals to address the planning, design and construction of the built environment —buildings, facilities, interior spaces, infrastructure, neighborhoods, and communities — an integral part of our society.
The PDC program offers three concentrations for the PhD degree:
- Construction management (CM)
- Environmental design (ED)
- Urban and regional planning (URP)
The Ph.D. degree requires completion of 45 credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA and culminates in a dissertation of original research which makes a significant contribution to knowledge.
Detailed degree requirements please see PhD Student Handbook
Please contact the Ph.D. Program Director for academic, research and program-related inquiries.
How to Apply
Applicants to the Ph.D. program must obtain a master’s degree in a related discipline and demonstrate strong capabilities to succeed in graduate study.
Applicants are highly encouraged to reach an agreement with an Advisory Faculty Member (listed below) in a desired concentration to serve as Major Professor and to secure possible funding support such as graduate assistantship.
Application deadline is February 1. Perspective applicants should complete their application by January 1 for full consideration for financial aid including fellowships, assistantship, and scholarship which are often very competitive.
Detailed application requirements please see Admissions Requirements.
Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for application, admission and administrative inquiries.
Once you submit an application for admission, you will receive a confirmation email. You should then log into the student portal to see the status of your application and upload any needed documents.