All students must start the program in the fall semester. We do not admit Ph.D. candidates to start in the middle of the academic year (January).
All application materials must be received by January 1 to ensure full consideration for enrollment in the fall.
School Admission Requirements
• Statement of purpose
• Professional resume
• Three letters of recommendation
• Academic transcripts - Transcript instructions for both domestice and international students can be found in the “Review Admission Process” tab above.
• GMAT or GRE score
• TOEFL score (only for international students)
Students with higher education degrees in business, engineering, mathematics or any other relevant field with a strong math background can apply for the SCMA Ph.D. program. You must have completed the following courses at your previous institution of higher education:
• Calculus through multivariable calculus (equivalent to MATH208 or higher)
• Linear algebra (equivalent to MATH314 or higher)
• Statistics (equivalent to STAT218 or ECON215 or higher)
Intermediate Microeconomics (equivalent to ECON312) is strongly recommended. In some cases, deficiencies in prerequisites can be addressed after your admission to the Ph.D. program but prior to enrollment. SCMA Ph.D. students who possess a relevant MS, MBA, or other master’s degree in Business may transfer up to 21 credit hours of master’s-level coursework.
Statement of Purpose
The statement of purpose should include your professional background and accomplishments, your research interests in supply chain management and analytics, professional goals and reasons for pursuing a Ph.D. at Nebraska.
Transcripts are required for each institution of higher education that you attended. A minimum GPA score of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale at the final degree institution is required.
GMAT or GRE
You must register to take the GMAT or GRE and have the results forwarded to Nebraska (use institution code S40-HW-48). You must also submit your scores through the graduate application.
International students must include a TOEFL score (use institution code 6877). You will need a minimum score of 550 paper, 213 computer-based, 80 iBT or 6.5 IELTS.
Note to International Students
You must be aware of the additional requirements to be met in order to be admitted to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Please refer to Guidelines for International Students.
The International Student and Scholar Office provides orientation, counseling and advising, and serves as the official liaison between your sponsoring agency and the United States government. Staff members are also available to help you make contacts on campus and in the Lincoln community.
Apply online and submit the $50 application fee.
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Upload Supporting Documents
All Supporting Documents including unofficial transcripts and test scores are uploaded directly via the graduate application.
You are required to submit an unofficial transcript from each post-secondary institution you have attended during the application review process.
Submit Official Transcripts
If you are admitted, you will be required to submit an official transcript sent directly from each institution you have attended to The Office of Graduate Studies. We recommend that you complete this task before your first semester begins. A hold will be placed on your account if we do not receive your official transcripts by October 1 of the first semester. Students will have until that day to submit official transcripts or your admission will be rescinded.
Transcripts can be sent electronically to email@example.com or by mail to
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
1100 Seaton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0619
International Student Transcript Submission
If you are an international student, please refer to the Nebraska Office of Graduate Studies for transcript and document information.
International Transcript Information
Additional information on Application Requirements can be found at Graduate Studies website.