Below are the requirements to partake in the Martin Tuchman School of Management Doctorate Program
Admission to the Ph.D. program in Business Data Science is for the Fall semester only. The next admission season is Fall 2024.
Prospective applicants are expected to have a strong quantitative background, some software development experience or computational skills, and a basic understanding of business principles.
Admission to this program is for the Fall semester only. The deadline is December 15 in the prior calendar year. As the admission is competitive, applicants are strongly advised to complete their applications before the deadline. After the deadline, applications may be considered on a rolling basis subject to admission availability, though this is not guaranteed. Submitting an application does not guarantee admission.
Students who are admitted to the program may be required to place a deposit to confirm their intent to enroll at NJIT. International students who are admitted to the program should contact Office of Global Initiatives for visa applications.
- Online application
- Official transcripts
- CV or Resume
- Statement of Purpose
- Official GMAT or GRE
- Official TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable)
- Three Recommendation Letters
- Course Mapping Profile
- Application Fee (non-refundable)
Please submit your application materials at NJIT's official application website.
Official transcripts and proof of degree completion from all colleges and universities attended are required. The minimum admission requirement is a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. While a master's degree is not required, many applicants have a prior master's degree. The minimum admission requirements include a bachelor's degree in business, computer science, engineering, mathematics and other relevant disciplines from a college or university accredited in the United States or its equivalents, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0.
The CV or Resume must include (but not limited to):
- Contact Information
- Self-reported GPA on all the degrees received
- Work Experience
- Scholarly work (if applicable), such as publications, conference proceedings, conference presentations
The statement of purpose should include (but not limited to):
- Reasons to apply for the Ph.D. program in Business Data Science at NJIT
- The applicant's qualifications
- The applicant's research interests and how they are aligned with scholarly work by faculty at Martin Tuchman School of Management
- The applicant's research experience (if applicable)
- Whether the student requests financial support (e.g. assistantship) or will self-fund doctoral studies
Either GMAT or GRE is required for the application. Test results must be sent directly from the test service agent to NJIT's Office of Graduate Admission. GMAT and GRE are valid for up to five years. The test results cannot expire at the time of application deadline (December 15). Expired GMAT or GRE at the time of application deadline (December 15) will not be considered.
- For information about GMAT, please visit Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).
- For information about GRE, please visit Educational Testing Service (ETS).
International applicants should demonstrate proficiency in English if English is not their first language, per the NJIT admission standard. TOEFL or IELTS score is required. Exemption may be granted to applicants who have earned (or will earn, before enrolling at NJIT) a U.S. bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a university of recognized standing in a country in which all instruction is provided in English. Applicants without exemption must have either TOEFL or IELTS. Both test scores are valid for two years.
- For information about TOEFL, please visit Education Testing Service (ETS).
- For information about IELTS, please visit its homepage.
Three recent recommendation letters are required. At least one letter must be from the academia (e.g. a professor).
A course mapping profile is required to examine the applicant's qualifications on the bridge courses (for all applicants) and core courses (for applicants who have a master's degree). Please download the course mapping template and provide information about relevant courses taken previously, if any.
Prepared students shall have background in programming and data structures (e.g. NJIT CS 280 or CS 5050), advanced Calculus (e.g. NJIT MATH 211), Probability and Statistics (e.g. NJIT MGMT 216 or MATH 333), and basic business knowledge (e.g. NJIT MGMT 492 or MGMT 501). Admitted students lacking competencies in one or more areas of above shall consult with the program director to take relevant bridge courses.
The current application fee is $75. It can be paid online during the application process.