PhD Program
PhD Admissions
Funding Information

Applying for Financial Aid

Your financial aid application must be submitted at the same time you submit your online application for admission. There is no extra application needed.

A question in the financial aid section of the application asks whether you want to be considered for financial aid. However, regardless of what you answer, if you apply for the PhD, then you will be considered for aid.

Types of Financial Aid

Financial aid offers may vary. A typical financial aid offer provides tuition and stipend for four years, with possible extension beyond four years. Financial aid is contingent on satisfactory progress in the program. A typical offer takes the form of a fellowship in the first year and research and teaching assistantships in subsequent years.

  • Research assistants work with faculty members on specific projects, often related to their PhD dissertations
  • Teaching assistants help in undergraduate instruction
  • Some fellowships support a period of PhD study without the obligation to serve as an assistant


Our department has established $4,500 in awards for exceptional PhD students in two research areas:

  • The Benjamin K. Sachs Graduate Fellowship, in the area of statistics for enterprise engineering
  • The Harold Richards Graduate Fellowship, in the area of organizational theory and systems analysis

All applicants to the PhD program who indicate one of these two research areas as their intended specialization in the online application system will be considered for the corresponding award; there is no separate application. The awards consist of:

  • A one-time $2,500 supplement to the student's stipend, to be received after matriculation
  • A $2,000 research account, granted after the first year of study, conditional on passing the industrial engineering and management sciences candidacy exam on a paper in the specified research area