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In evaluating applications, the department’s Graduate Admissions Committee seeks to identify individuals who possess the intellectual capability, motivation, and quantitative background necessary for successful completion of the program.  Desirable quantitative competencies include computer programming skills and a strong foundation in calculus and linear algebra.

Admission decisions are based on a composite of factors, including academic record, areas of previous study, academic institutions previously attended, score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), letters of recommendation, and work experience.  International applicants are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of at least 600 on the paper version or 250 on the computer exam. There is no minimum required GRE score.

Related Departments

This flexible PhD program allows for students to take classes, pending advisor approval, in a variety of related academic departments including Accounting and Information Systems, Computer Science, Finance, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Management, Mathematics, and Statistics.

For general information and questions about the application process, please contact the Graduate School

For specific questions about the PhD program application process such as the interview process (dates, times, etc.), please contact the BIT PhD Program Administrator at