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Applications and application materials are accepted beginning September 1st.

Applications and all supplemental application materials (including the Kira Online Video Interview where applicable) must be received prior to:

  • January 15 for Economics, Management and OBHR PhD Programs

Our Admissions Page provides detailed information on application procedures.

Admission decisions are made following the application deadline.

You must pay your application fee online with your credit card. Visa and MasterCard are accepted and processed using a secured online payment system. Your application will not be processed until your nonrefundable application fee has been paid. The application fee is $60 (U.S. dollars) for domestic applicants (including permanent residents) and $75 (U.S. dollars) for international applicants.

Along with a completed application form, applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose, minimum of two letters of recommendation, copies of official transcripts showing degree and date granted, required official test score reports, and Kira Online Video Interview (where applicable).

Refer to the Admissions Page for further details.

The Economics PhD Program requires the GRE.

Management and Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (OBHR) PhD Programs requires and prefers the GMAT; however, they will accept the GRE instead.

The GRE/GMAT is required and cannot be waived.

All Krannert PhD programs require an official TOEFL, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, or PTE/Academic of all international applicants whose native language is not English.

Further information can be found on the Admissions Page.

The TOEFL requirement is a Purdue University Graduate School regulation. The TOEFL is required of applicants whose native language is not English. The only way the TOEFL can be waived is if:

  • The applicant has received a baccalaureate, graduate, or professional degree from a U.S. institution within the past 36 months (at the time the recommendation for admission is received at the Graduate School)
  • The applicant is currently in a program (and will receive a degree before the following fall semester) at a school where English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the native language.
  • The applicant has taken the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and received a minimum score of 6.5. For more information on the IELTS, please refer to


GRE Institution Code for Purdue University: 1631
GRE Department Codes for Purdue University:

  • Economics 1801 or 4301
  • OBHR 4204 or 4206
  • MGMT 4299 or 4399


GMAT DI Code for Management PhD Programs at Purdue University: 1187
GMAT program code: 1RZ-R6-03 (the first character in the GMAT Program Code is a number one)

TOEFL Institution Code for Purdue University: 1631
TOEFL Department Code for Purdue University: 02 or 84

Applicants who have applied within the past year may reapply using most of their documents from the prior year.

Applicants must submit a new application and application fee, a new letter of recommendation, and updated statement of purpose and resume, as well as any updated educational and testing information.

You may apply to up to three different program choices on one application and with one application fee. To be more competitive, we suggest that your letters of recommendation and statement of purpose be very specific about your program interests.

A nonrefundable application fee of $60 (U.S. Dollars) for domestic applicants and $75 (U.S. Dollars) for international applicants is required when applying to a graduate program at Purdue University.


Yes. Applicants who have a bachelor's or comparable academic degree will be considered for admission.

Not necessarily.

A master's degree is not a required first step in pursuit of a PhD degree - the PhD is not master's work at a higher level. Master's and PhD course requirements are quite distinct.

Approximately four to five years, whether or not a student enters the Krannert Doctoral Program with a master's degree.

Unfortuanlty, due to the tight scheduling and coursework required for the PhD programs, our calendar year runs only from August until graduation. We do NOT accept new students during the spring or summer semester. Please keep Purdue Universtiy in mind for your PhD for the Fall enrollment.

Faculty profile information can be found on their respective program's information pages:

Faculty Information can also found be found on the Faculty Page

There are approximately 93 students enrolled in the Krannert Doctoral Programs during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Click here for more information on Class Profile and Current Students.

Students are housed on and off campus.

  • Please visit Purdue Housing for more information about on campus living.

For living off campus, here are some resources:

New student orientation is held in mid-August of each year.

A total of 90 credit hours are needed. This includes a combination of coursework and research hours.

Financial Aid


The program offers admission with graduate funding such as teaching and research assistantships.

Generous fellowships and supplemental awards are also available.

Students admitted with an assistantship receive tuition remission of all fees (except for a graduate staff fee).

Students admitted with an assistantship or fellowship receive a monthly stipend for 12 months and are enrolled in a University medical/health insurance plan.

Research Grants are also offered to qualified candidates who are entering their fourth year in the program. It provides the opportunity to work exclusively on research with no teaching responsibility while still earning an income.

Please check the Financial Aid page for further information.

There is no external application when applying for financial aid from the Krannert School of Management. Your completed application is the only necessary item required to be considered for financial aid.

Yes. Although an assistantship or fellowship is the most ideal admission, we welcome those applying with a non-Purdue scholarship, grant, or own funds.

Visit Financial Aid for more information.