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PhD Admission

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PhD Program Overview

The Doctoral Program in Management Science and Engineering is a unique academic program that combines rigorous course work with deep immersion in cutting-edge research. The goals are to create important knowledge while addressing significant practical problems in a variety of domains. The department is broadly interdisciplinary, and combines engineering, mathematical modeling and algorithmic approaches, social sciences, and statistical and data analysis.

The PhD degree in MS&E is intended for students primarily interested in a career of research and teaching, or high-level technical work in universities, industry, or government. The program requires a minimum of three years of full-time graduate study. Typically, however, students take four to five years after entering the program to complete all PhD requirements.

Application Timeline & Deadlines
Late September Online Application Opens
December 1, 2020 (11:59pm PST) Application Deadline for Autumn 2021-22

The application deadline is final. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

Mid February Notification of admission decision

Decisions are released on a rolling basis, as not all research areas finish their review at the same time.


Application Process

Faculty review the applications in their research area, so applicants need to specify at least one Research Area in the application.

How to Apply?