PhD in Project Management


Duration: 24 months | 75 Credits

RVOE: DOC111202
D.G.P. 620604




The Doctor of Philosophy in the Project management program at UNICEPES university offers solid scientific education to achieve the top educational level in the following research specializations.


  • Environment
  • Business management
  • ICT
  • Quality management
  • Energy management
  • Health and nutrition
  • Organizational management
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Health and Safety
  • Architecture

This PhD program provides a profile oriented to professional research and has an excellent academic level and a flexible and tailored curricular design that allows doctoral students to obtain adequate preparation for their interests and the global advancement of knowledge.


Generak Objective:

  • Train doctors who contribute with relevance to the human, scientific and technological development of society and in the field of research of the doctoral student.


Sub Objectives:


  • Provide higher education to people with social sense with motivation for research looking for sustainable solutions for organizations and society.


  • Transform the human capital with the capacity to create, design, assess, and manage solutions that positively impact the sustainable development and quality of life of people and society, promoting economic growth and wellbeing.


  • Train researchers who contribute to the intellectual growth of society from their line of specialization
Who is it for?

Who is it for?

Doctoral programs have a profile oriented towards professional research and have an excellent academic level and a flexible and tailored curriculum design that allows doctoral students to obtain the necessary preparation within their line of research to respond to the needs that arise from the current challenges of society in every country. Doctoral programs allow a person to study a tailor-made study program in distance learning. This is a training strategy that allows doctoral student to carry out their doctoral studies according to the time and place of their research with the support and presence of tutors and thesis supervisors through new technologies. The curricular design and academic monitoring of the program being studied are supervised by highly experienced academics. The study program is articulated considering the desired line of research, the thesis project to be carried out, the prior training of each person and their interests. There is a Doctorate Secretariat to assist and support application issues, academic monitoring, and general administration of the program. Innovative Training Doctoral programs are supported by major US universities. Latin America and Europe, converging both continents in a continuous and fluid exchange of knowledge between professors and researchers. Furthermore, CEPES transfers its important intellectual and technological capital to enrich the doctoral program with study material, a Virtual Campus, and a network of researchers, professors, and professionals from more than 50 universities and organizations.

Study Program

The Doctorate program in Project Management has a curricular structure based on 4 academic phases:

Phase 1: Tutoring

  • Duration: 128 hours.
  • Aim: Guide to define the topic of the thesis, objectives, hypotheses and methodology.
  • Work plan: With the support of a tutor, prepare the proposal for the doctoral thesis outline.

Phase 2: Teaching

  • Duration: 432 hours.
  • Aim: Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to provide solutions that contribute to human, scientific, and technological development in the research line of the doctoral student.
  • Work plan: Take a series of subjects defined at a distance according to previous studies and the subject of the thesis. In this phase, the doctoral student must take Subjects appropriate to the chosen thesis topic

Phase 3: Research

  • Duration: 384 hours.
  • Aim: To prepare the doctoral thesis project.
  • Work plan: With the support of the Thesis Director, carry out research work leading to the completion of the project.

Phase 4: Doctoral Thesis

  • Duration: 256 hours.
  • Aim: To write the doctoral thesis work.
  • Work plan: Under the supervision of the Thesis Director will carry out the research: analysis and results achieved.


The estimated duration of the Doctorate program is 1200 hours, 75 credits, 2 years (1 credit = 16 hrs.). Distributed in the following phases:

Phase 1: Tutoring8128
Phase 2: Teaching27432
Phase 3: Research24384
Phase 4: Doctoral Thesis16256

Credit structure

In each phase the student must meet the credit requirements established by each university and set by the Doctorate Committee.


Phd award

Once the student has completed his study program and passed all his subjects and doctoral thesis he or she will be evaluated by the evaluation board committee. If the student has fulfilled all the academic, administrative, and economic requirements established in the management procedures set by the university or universities for which you want to obtain the academic degree, then the student will obtain a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Project management.


Admission requirements

Mexican nationals

  • CURP
  • Acta de Nacimiento (copia legible)
  • Copia Certificada ante notario público de Grado de Maestría
  • Copia Certificada ante notario público de Cédula Profesional
  • Copia Certificada ante notario público de Certificado de Estudios de Licenciatura o Ingeniería.
  • C.V. actualizado
  • Carta de Exposición de Motivos de ingreso firmada
  • Propuesta de Investigación
  • Solicitud de inscripción
  • Solicitud de beca
  • Fotografía Digital en formato .jpg (vestimenta formal, sobre un fondo blanco liso y con el rostro despejado).

International students

  • Citizenship card
  • Birth Registration (legible copy)
  • Certified copies of a Master’s Degree.
  • Certified Copy or Apostilled of Professional Card (if issued in the country of origin).
  • Updated Resume
  • Motivation letter
  • Research proposal
  • Enrollment Request
  • Scholarship Application (only to those who meet scholarship criteria)
  • Digital Photography in .jpg format (formal dress, on a plain white background and with a clear face)

Salazar Norte # 26, Col. Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 61506
Heroica Zitácuaro
Michoacán, MX

Tel. 01 800 002 3737


Office Lima – Peru

The Center for Innovation and Sustainability
Admissions Office for Online education
Andromeda MzB, Block 20
Tel.: +51 902 019 181
Whatsapp: +51 902 019 181



Focal Point:

The Center for Innovation and Sustainability

International programs

ARS – East Legon, Accra


Tel.: +51 902 019 181


Part Time International

Part-Time Program for International Students

In addition to the online Ph. D. program, UNICEPES and The Center for Innovation and Sustainability offer a part-time Dual Career Training Programme. The program has two Phases:


The first phase delivered Online that covers most of the program and the second phase is delivered in the University Campus in Morelia Mexico. The program meets the needs and availability of Doctorate students with full-time or part-time jobs, allowing them to combine their careers by obtaining a Ph.D. Students will have the opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge by visiting sites and operations from important industries and projects in Mexico.    For more information please contact


To start the admission process for this program, download the application form by clicking here and submit to




Tuition Fees for Part-Time Programs

  • Admission and Reservation Fees:   $ 1000 USD
  • Overall tuition Fees: $ 13500 USD
  • Degree Accreditation and Registration fees: $ 1500 USD
  • This program allows monthly installment payments up to 30 months.
  • The cost of the program Cover some living expenses for 10 days of training in Mexico such as Accommodation,  Meals,  Transport from the airport to the University campus.
  • Outstanding Students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance to cover 50% of the cost of a roundtrip airline ticket. This may be subject to a previous assessment of the academic performance of the student during the program and other relevant aspects.
  • These fees do not include Visa plications related costs.

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