No. We only offer admissions once a year, for fall. Deadline for applications for priority processing is December 15.
No. We only offer full-time degrees.
Yes. All admitted students are offered full financial aid, which consists of tuition remission, a stipend, and health insurance, for five years. Please visit our financial assistance page for more details.
English proficiency is one of the key criteria for admission. Thus, if you are an international applicant from a non-English speaking country, achieving a satisfactory score of TOEFL will strengthen your application. If you don't have a TOEFL score, or any other evidence of your English proficiency (e.g., IELTS), we will still consider your application. If you are selected for an interview, you will need to demonstrate a good command of English in order to be qualified for a waiver.
If you are an international applicant who has earned an undergraduate degree and/or received a high school education from an institution in the US or an English-speaking country, then you may request a TOEFL waiver in your application.
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 are applying.
If you have not requested for Education Technology Services (ETS) to report your official scores to Indiana University at least two weeks prior to the application deadline, email a scanned copy of your unofficial TOEFL test-taker score report to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can move forward with your application until your official test scores arrive.
TOEFL code: 1324
There is no minimum TOEFL score required, however a good overall TOEFL score (100 or above) will strengthen your application.
There are no minimum score requirements for the GRE or GMAT, but good scores will strengthen your application. A high score in the quantitative portion of either the GMAT or GRE exams will be a plus.
Admissions are competitive. In the Operations Management/Decision Sciences (OM/DS) concentration, we typically admit two students per year; for the Information Systems (IS) concentration, it varies between one and two students per year.
We take into account test scores (GMAT/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. Prior experience in research, teaching, and/or professional work is a plus, but not required.
Admission decisions are made by a committee of faculty members who will assess all applications, and as a result, it is very difficult to assess an applicant's chances of admission based solely on their CV.
Based on the 2021 worldwide rankings conducted by the University of Texas at Dallas, the Kelley School of Business is #15 in the world among the top business schools ranked by their research contributions. Learn more about IS research rankings.
While there are no area-specific rankings for PhD programs, our department is one of the fastest growing programs in the OM/DS/IS field. Get an overview of the various Kelley School programs that consistently rank among the top in the world.
Winning top research awards in the field, our faculty are consistently recognized with best paper awards in management science, manufacturing and service operations management, decision sciences, healthcare operations, management, and more. As mentors, our faculty are committed to providing innovative business education, preparing students to become university professors and academic leaders.
Almost all of our graduates assume a faculty position at an academic and research institution. View our recent PhD graduate placements.
Please check out the PhD Program FAQs page or reach out to the PhD Program directly.