Applicants for the Ph.D. in ISOM must have, at a minimum, an undergraduate degree prior to entering the program. It is also expected that applicants will have a history of academic excellence.
The minimum level of academic achievement is a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate work before graduation, though successful applicants have average scores significantly higher. The average GPA of recent admissions has been 3.8. A master’s degree is not required prior to admission, but a master’s degree in a core social science discipline (economics, engineering, mathematics, operations research, psychology) is beneficial.