Admission to Ph.D Program

The supply chain Ph.D. program is kept small to provide students with close interaction with our faculty and fellow students.

Candidates must apply through UT’s Graduate School.

Competitive applications are welcomed between September and January prior to each admission period. The admission process is highly competitive, and the criteria below are a starting point for positioning in the admission process.

Supply Chain Management Ph.D. Program Requirements

  • Priority Deadline
    • February 1
  • Undergraduate Degree
    • All accepted
  • Master’s Degree
    • MBA or other master’s preferred
  • Average GPA 3.5 (in master’s)
    • GMAT 640-740, (GRE accepted, but GMAT preferred)
  • Work Experience
    • Industry experience preferred
  • English Language Proficiency
    • TOEFL IBT 80
    • CBT 213
    • PBT 550
    • 6.5

Financial Aid

Students accepted into the program are granted assistantships with competitive stipends and full tuition waiver. The tuition waiver does not cover some university fees and departmental fees.

Assistantships require students to either work 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters as a research assistant or to teach sections of a class per semester. Students typically teach during one or two semesters while in the program. Consistent with the program’s emphasis on developing the student’s research skills, we strive to have candidates spend most of their time in the program working as a research assistant.