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Application Process

The Management for PhDs (formerly MSE) program is open to current doctoral students who are post-candidacy at the time of application. We will not accept applications from students attending other universities. 

The application process requires two parts to be completed:
  1. Letter of recommendation request to Principal Investigator (PI)/Advisor
    • The system will directly email PI/Advisor to request the letter once the application is completed.
    • It may be helpful for applicants to inform their advisors of this request as soon as possible to provide Advisors enough time to prepare and submit by the deadline.
  2. Application completion
    • See the "application dates" box for the application and PI/Advisor letter of recommendation due dates.
The application is comprised of the following:
Applications will be assessed on the following weighted criteria:


The 2024 Management for PhDs (formerly MSE) certificate program will be held from June 11 – July 30, 2024

APPLY by March 15, 2024 at 5:00pm CST for summer 2024!