The Ph.D. Program admits students every other year. The next cohort begins in Fall 2025 with an application deadline of March 1, 2025.

Application Requirements


The Ph.D. option in Decision Sciences rigorously prepares students to conduct cutting-edge research and to be inspirational instructors in the field of fundamental and applied business modeling, sophisticated quantitative and analytical methods of decision-making. Students will pursue research in the areas of data-oriented decision analytics and will be equipped with analytical and modeling skills such as data mining, statistics, mathematical modeling, simulation, optimization, and business analytics methods. The program emphasizes research that focuses on real business problems and maintains a balance between theory and practice. Nationally and internationally known faculty members in both predictive and prescriptive analytics fields supervise students’ research progress and help them integrate in their careers.

Five Required Foundation Courses (Common to all Ph.D. Concentrations)

Two Required Advanced Research Design/Methods Courses

Six Option Courses

  • POMS Predictive Modeling and Causal Analytics
  • MATH.5720 Optimization
  • POMS Non-parametric Modeling
  • POMS Simulation
  • Two approved Doctoral Level electives

You must also complete all dissertation credits and requirements.

For more information on the Ph.D. program, please visit the Ph.D. in Business Administration page.

Learn About the Application Process

Option Coordinator

Asil Oztekin, Ph.D.
Professor, Analytics
Phone: 978-934-2714

Doctoral Students