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Application Procedure

  • Review for acceptance to Summer term, complete applications received by: March 31st.
  • Review for acceptance to Fall term, complete applications received by: April 15th.
  • Review for acceptance to Spring term, complete applications received by: November 1st.

Admission and application information can be obtained from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Indiana State University. The application form is the College of Graduate and Professional Studies - Application for Admission at Indiana State University. Click here for Online applications for both US and International Students for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Select Ph.D. in Technology Management, a technical specialization, and the name of the Home University.

APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST INCLUDE:

  • Indiana State University College of Graduate and Professional Studies Application form

  • Paid Application Fee (please check amount with the College of Graduate & Professional Studies )

  • Graduate Record Examination Scores or GMAT sent directly to Indiana State University, College of Graduate and Professional Studies (GRE or GMAT scores must be current - no older than five years prior to the term of application). Contact Program Office if clarification is needed: 812-237-3977.

  • Original transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate) sent directly to the Indiana State University, College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
     
  • Three years of work experience verified by employer letter.
     
  • Completion of Career Goal Statement. This is a Word document. You you may need to download the free Microsoft Word Viewer.
     
  • Five letters of recommendation written within two years of the term of application from persons who are familiar with ability of the applicant to successfully complete advanced graduate work.
     
  • A current Vita.

Indiana State University's Ph.D. in Technology Management Program admits a limited number of students.  A candidate's application materials are not evaluated until all required application materials are complete and submitted to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Indiana State University. Once complete, those materials are evaluated for admission in the next available admission term.

VERIFICATION OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE

The guidelines for submitting and evaluating materials for occupational experience are:

  • The total number of hours worked in the occupation must be a minimum of 6000. These clock hours can be a combination of part-time, summer employment or full-time employment (this cannot be teaching).
  • Verification of occupational experience must include the following:
    • Letters of verification must come from the employer on company letterhead.
    • Letters must include: job title, description of the duties performed, starting and ending dates of employment, and a statement on the quality of the work.

ADMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Admission Review Standards
    Admission decision will be based on the combination of all components of the application package.
     
    •    Masters degree in relevant field from an accredited university.
    • Graduate grade index of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) taken within 5 years of application—scores should be competitive, with no minimum score specified.
    • Five letters of recommendation.
    • Completion of Career Goal Statement.
    • Six thousand hours (three years) of validated occupational experience relevant to the field of technology management and/or a technical specialization.    
       
  • Affirmative Action
     
    • The consortium of universities shall actively seek to recruit and admit students promoting the concepts of diversity and ethnicity in the program.
       
  • Criteria for Evaluating Application

    Application materials are reviewed based upon the above mentioned standards; however an applicant with exceptional credentials may be considered for admission if one of the following criteria has not been met:

    • Graduate grade point average is below standard.
    • Verbal Graduate Record Examination score is below standard.
    • Quantitative Graduate Record Examination score is below standard.
    • Graduate grade point average is below standard.
    • Occupational Experience does not meet validation requirement.

DECISION PROCESS

Review for admission is made after all required materials have been received at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Indiana State University. The PhD Program Coordinating Council reviews application materials on a rolling basis. The Council's admission recommendation is sent to the Program Director who in turn, makes recommendation to the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Notification concerning the admission decision will be sent from the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies to the applicant. If a "Denial of admission" is received, reapplication is permitted if additional materials which strengthen the application can be provided..

STUDENT APPEAL

Applicants for admission to the PhD in Technology program may appeal the recommendation on admission. The procedure shall include:

  • Advising the PhD Program Director in writing that an appeal is being made regarding admission status and submitting both the original application materials plus any additional supporting materials.
  • An Appeals Review Committee composed of three members of the PhD Council and two representatives of the Technical Specialization shall be established by the PhD Program Director.
  • The recommendation of the Appeals Review Committee shall be forwarded to the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies for final action.