WPI’s Interdisciplinary PhD in System Dynamics builds on your extensive system dynamics experience so you can advance your original research in this rapidly growing field. With our world-class program, you’ll delve deeper into understanding complex systems, identifying underlying challenges, and applying your research to real-world use.

Diverse, online coursework helps students discover complex business solutions using computer-aided modeling programs. On-campus research offers a multidisciplinary perspective as you work with expert and practicing faculty to form a committee and develop a plan of study. The degree is granted by the Social Sciences & Policy Studies Department and a separate PhD-granting department at WPI.


The flexible Interdisciplinary PhD in System Dynamics program lets you develop your individually tailored plan of study with highly regarded faculty and other advisors across disciplines. The rigorous plan includes high-level system dynamics classes and courses in your degree-granting department, passing qualifying exams, and both dissertation proposal and defense.

Combining all the resources at your disposal, you will fine tune your professional and technical knowledge to understand and solve the complex issues organizations face. Complete course descriptions can be found in the Course Catalog. The current graduate course schedule has up-to-date offerings.


Getting Involved

Getting Involved

WPI’s student-centered campus is alive with activity out of the classroom setting and prides itself on quirky and fun traditions. The System Dynamics group is a tight-knit bunch who host dinners, gather at weekly Collective Learning Meetings, and network with WPI’s System Dynamics Club and with the region’s larger system dynamics community.

Students walking around the fountain in the springtime

After Graduation