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Admissions Information


× The Krannert PhD Programs' current application season is now closed for Fall 2021. We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2022 on September 1, 2021, through January 15, 2022. Please visit our program website for further information and contact us by email at Krannert PhD Inquiry for questions.
× Krannert School of Management is not accepting applications or admitting doctoral students for study in OBHR or Accounting for the 2022 academic year. Please check back after September 1, 2022, for updates about our 2023 programs. For additional information please contact or call (765) 494-0773.

Admission to the Doctoral Program in Economics, Management or Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (OBHR) is limited to students of outstanding promise. Only applicants with at least a bachelor's degree, or those in the process of receiving such a degree, are considered for admission. There are no required fields of study for applicants who will have completed undergraduate or higher-level degrees by the time they enroll at Purdue University.

The information on this website has been compiled to assist you in completing your application for admission to the PhD Programs of the Krannert School of Management of Purdue University. Please read the following information carefully before completing your online application and submitting your supplemental materials.

When you complete an online application, please note the following:

  • Our doctoral programs are located on Purdue University's main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana.
  • You will apply to one of the following three programs: Economics, Management, or Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (OBHR).
  • The subject area/certification program question on the online application refers to your program specialization area. For instance, if you are applying to the Management Program, you must indicate if you are interested in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems (MIS), Supply Chain and Operations Management, Quantitative Methods, or Strategic Management.
  • Economics does not offer admission into an on-campus MS degree program. They only offer on-campus admission into the PhD Program. If you're interested in MS in Economics program, please refer to: MS in Economics.