No. We only offer admissions once a year, for fall. Deadline for applications for priority processing is December 1.
No. We only offer full-time degrees.
Yes. All the admitted students, if they apply for financial aid, are offered financial aid, which consists of tuition remission, a stipend, and health insurance. The stipend (actually, a research or teaching assistantship) is sufficient for most single doctoral students to live in Bloomington, and the current level is $24,000 per year for students admitted for fall 2016 and later.
You must submit a TOEFL score if your country of birth's native language is not English. This requirement includes international students who have been, or currently attend an English speaking educational institution. If you have not requested ETS to report your official scores to Indiana University at least two weeks prior to the application priority deadline, email a scanned copy of your unofficial TOEFL test taker score report to email@example.com so we can move forward with your application until your official test scores arrive.
Note: We cannot accept TOEFL scores that are more than two years old at the time of application. Official and current TOEFL scores must be reported by ETS to Indiana University. Self-reported TOEFL scores will not be accepted for admission.
If you are an international applicant who has earned an undergraduate and/or a high school education from an institution from within the US or an English-speaking country, then you may request a TOEFL waiver through a notation on your application, an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or specific request to Operations & Decision Technologies’ Doctoral Program Committee members.
If you have earned a graduate degree in the US or an English-speaking country, this does not qualify for a TOEFL waiver.
TOEFL waivers are granted at the discretion of the department (area of concentration) to which you have applied. Any TOEFL waiver must be substantiated by the department requesting it to the Doctoral Programs office in a detailed memorandum waiver document.
TOEFL code: 1324
A minimum TOEFL internet-based test (IBT) score of 100 is required.
The minimum GMAT score is 600 for the PhD program in general. For admissions to the OM/DS program, however, we expect you to have high scores in the quantitative portion of either GMAT or GRE exam (above the 85th percentile, but hopefully higher), and good scores on the verbal and written portions.
Admissions are competitive. In Operations Management/Decision Sciences (OM/DS) we typically admit two students per year, whereas for Information Systems (IS) it varies between one and two students per year.
For the OM/DS program, we take into account test scores (GMAT and/or GRE), undergraduate major, whether the student has a masters’ degree in a related area (not a requirement but a plus), GPA (especially grades in the quantitative courses), letters of recommendation, and the individual written statement, in addition to demonstrated proficiency in English. The OM/DS degree has a significant analytics component, so successful applicants are likely to have a significant quantitative background, with degrees in such fields as engineering, math, physics, computer science, or even a rigorous economics or business degree from a top institution. Admission decisions are made by a committee of faculty members, and as a result it is very difficult for us to make an assessment of an applicant’s chances of admission before they apply, because that application has to be compared against other applications in the pool.
For the IS program, we take into account test scores (GMAT and/or GRE; our students usually have scores in the 90th percentile), whether the student has a masters’ degree in a related area (not a requirement but a plus), GPA, letters of recommendation, and the individual written statement, in addition to demonstrated proficiency in English. Prior experience with research, teaching and/or professional work is a definite plus, but not necessary. Admission decisions are made by a committee of faculty members, and as a result it is very difficult for us to make an assessment of an applicant’s chances of admission before they apply, because that application has to be compared against other applications in the pool.