Admission to School of Management doctoral programs is limited to students of outstanding promise. We seek individuals who are passionate about solving today’s business challenges through collaborative and thought-provoking research, as well as encouraging and mentoring the business leaders of the future through innovation in the classroom.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree. Completing a master’s degree is recommended but not required. There are no required fields of study.
January 15, 2024
The Purdue Graduate School application and all supplemental materials must be received by this date to be considered for review.
Completed applications undergo review by admissions committees, made up of program faculty and School leadership. The review process begins on January 15 (December 15 for OBHR).
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Unofficial copies of your academic transcript can be uploaded into the application for review purposes only. If you are recommended for admission and are admitted by the Purdue University Graduate School, you must submit an official, original transcript bearing the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution.
If you accept your admission, you must present all official original transcripts and/or academic documents directly to the Purdue University Graduate School upon arrival on campus during check-in in August.
If you are re-applying and have attended another Institution since your last application, you must upload updated, unofficial transcripts into the application for review. If you are recommended for admission, you must submit an official, original transcript bearing the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution.
Official transcripts and/or English translations must be mailed directly from a Registrar’s office. The Office of Graduate Admissions also accepts official electronic transcripts from accredited U.S. colleges and universities sent via eSCRIP-SAFE, Parchment or directly from the accredited U.S. college or university, and from colleges and universities in India via TrueCopy Credentials or Parchment . These official transcripts must be sent to email@example.com .
The Office of Graduate Admission does not accept electronic transcripts from international colleges or universities. Any transcripts submitted will become property of Purdue University and will not be returned.
If your native language is not English and you are recommended for admission, you must send both an official transcript in the language of instruction and a certified official English translation. If your degree is not shown as having been awarded directly on the transcript, then you must also provide a certified official copy of your diploma in the language of instruction and a certified official English translation.
Official GMAT or GRE exam scores are required. Scores must not be more than five years old. Applicants are advised to take the test no later than December or January before the August admission date.
An official score report for the GRE or GMAT must be sent from the appropriate testing service directly to Purdue University.
GRE / GMAT scores will not be waived.
Economics applicants must submit GRE scores.
OBHR applicants can submit either GRE or GMAT scores.
For all other programs, applicants must submit GMAT scores.
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The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) must be taken by applicants whose native language is not English.
The Graduate School will routinely waive the English Proficiency testing requirements for applicants who have received a baccalaureate degree, graduate or professional degree, within the last 36 months prior to the time of recommendation for admission, from a school where English is the primary language of instruction in a country/location where English is the native language. For example, a student seeking admission for Fall 2024 should have had their degree conferred by May 2021.
To be valid for admission, English proficiency test scores (TOEFL and IELTS) must be no more than two years old at the time the recommendation for admission. For example, a student seeking admission for Fall 2024 should present a TOEFL that is no older than May 2022.
The School of Management seeks to attain the following preferred minimum language scores for incoming PhD students:
TOEFL IBT Scores
Minimum score: 93
Minimum speaking subscore: 27
The official score report for the TOEFL must be sent from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to Purdue University:
Minimum score: 7.5
Minimum speaking subscore: 8
The official score report for the IELTS must be sent to Purdue University.
Minimum score: 125
Minimum subscore on each section: 125
For more information on English Proficiency Requirements, please visit the Purdue Graduate School website.
Upload a current version of your resume or CV into the application.
The statement of purpose should be approximately 500 words but no longer than four pages in length addressing the following prompts:
You also may explain any special circumstances applicable to your background and elaborate on your scholarly publications, awards, achievements, abilities, and/or professional history.
Strategic Management Applicants: In addition to the SOP, applicants are required to complete an essay question.
A minimum of two letters of recommendation is required. You will provide your recommenders name and email address within your application. They will be contacted via email to upload their letter directly into your application.
It is recommended you advise your recommenders to be on the lookout for the email as it will sometimes be sent to spam.
Once you submit your application, you will receive an email from the Kira Talent support system asking you to complete this assessment by answering some brief questions related to your area of interest.