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What is the admissions process?

We are looking for students with strong quantitative abilities and a desire to be a pioneer in the field of analytics.

How often do you admit new students?

We admit a new cohort in the fall of each year.

How do I apply?

All students must apply online to the Management Science Ph.D. program through the university graduate admissions office. The website will give you instructions on how to create an account and submit all necessary information. You will not need to send any information to our department.

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Why am I selecting the Ph.D. in Management Science?

The Ph.D. program in Analytics is currently only offered as a concentration within the Management Science Ph.D. program.

What is the application deadline?

Cohorts start in the fall, so the application deadline is February 1 of the year for which you wish to enroll.
For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, applications are considered after this date if there is additional room in the class.
For international candidates, the university will not allow us to consider applications received after February 1.

Do I need a specific graduate or undergraduate degree to apply?

We do not require a specific undergraduate degree. The most successful students are those who have a strong technical aptitude and have taken quantitative courses in their undergraduate program of study, such as math, statistics and calculus.

Is an interview required?

Yes. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your candidacy and differentiate yourself from the other applicants. We encourage you to use this time to make sure our program is a good fit for you.

Can I interview over the phone?

We prefer to meet you in person and ask that you make every attempt to schedule a campus visit.

Is there a minimum GPA requirement for Business Analytics applicants?

All domestic applicants to the University of Tennessee must have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.70 (4.0 scale). Due to the highly specialized nature of this program, any GPA below a 3.0 will typically not be considered.

If my undergraduate institution does not use the 4.0 scale, how can I determine if my GPA meets the minimum requirement?

Call The Office of Graduate Studies at 865-974-3251 to request that your current GPA be converted to a 4.0 scale. A copy of your transcript may be required to perform this calculation.

Do I need to take the GRE or GMAT?

Yes. Either the GRE or the GMAT is required of all applicants regardless of previous experience. No preference is given to either test.

What is the minimum score allowed for acceptance into the Business Analytics program?

We do not have a minimum score requirement for the GRE or GMAT; however, students bestsuited for our program typically perform in the 90th percentile or higher on the quantitative portion of either exam.

Do I need to take the TOEFL/IELTS?

The TOEFL or IELTS is required if your native language is not English and you do not have a degree from a U.S. college/university dated less than two years prior to entering the Analytics Ph.D. Program. The TOEFL exam is the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The IELTS exam is the International English Language Testing System exam.

What is the TOEFL/IELTS requirement for international students?


  • iBT: 100 or higher
  • CBT: 250 or higher
  • PBT: 600 or higher
IELTS: 7.5 or higher

How long is the TOEFL/IELTS score valid?

The TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.

Are there other requirements or guidelines for international students?

Yes. The university’s graduate admissions office has an international student admission guide.

View International Admissions Guide

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