COBA

Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Admissions

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The Ph.D. program admits students in the fall semester.  To be given full consideration, applicants must have their packet complete by March 15.  Applications completed after March 15 may be considered at the discretion of the admission committee.  In certain cases, admitted students may take remedial classes the summer before starting the program.

To complete an application to the Ph.D. program, applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed online graduate application form.
  • $50 application fee.
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended, showing courses completed, grades earned, dates, and degree(s) awarded.  For purposes of the admissions committee, unofficial transcripts can be appended to the application.
  • Three letters of recommendation.  Letters should address the recommender’s evaluation of the student’s capacity for advanced graduate studies.
  • Official GMAT scores taken in the last five years. An original copy of the test score, sent by the testing agency to the Office of Admissions, is required before final action will be taken on an application. A copy of the score provided to the student may be appended to the application for the admissions committee.  The GMAT is preferred, however very strong GRE scores will be considered.
  • All international applicants, including resident and nonresident aliens, whose native language is not English, are required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores taken within the year immediately preceding the requested semester of admission. An original copy of the test score, sent by the testing agency to the Office of Admissions, is required before final action is taken on an application. The copy of the score provided to the student can be appended to the application for the admissions committee.
  • Statement of purpose that includes a description of professional goals, rationale for how the Ph.D. program will further the student’s career objectives and research interests.
  • A current resume that includes, as a minimum, all academic programs completed, an employment history, and any professional certifications, publications, or other significant achievements and honors.
  • If accepted into the program, a Certificate of Immunization Form completed and sent directly to the Office of Health Services; and
  • Applicants whose submitted application packages merit closer consideration will be expected to participate in an interview before a final decision is reached concerning their acceptance.

*Applicants may be required to take certain foundation courses prior to program concentration courses. Conditions of admission will be presented in the letter of acceptance to each student.

Last updated: 2/2/2015

Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management • PO Box 8036 Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-1498 • coba@georgiasouthern.edu