Application Process

The Management for Scientists and Engineers program is open to current doctoral students at Feinberg, McCormick, Weinberg and the School of Communication who are post-candidacy at the time of application. We will not accept applications from students attending other universities.

The application process requires two parts to be completed:
  • Letter of recommendation request to Principal Investigator (PI)/Advisor
    • System will directly email PI/Advisor to request the letter once application is completed.
    • It may be helpful for applicants to inform their advisors of this request as soon as possible to provide Advisors enough time to prepare and submit by deadline
  • Application completion
    • Applications are due April 4
    • PI/Advisor Letter of Recommendation submissions are due April 14

The application is comprised of the following:
  • Demographic information
  • Year in program
  • Current GPA
  • Current CV in PDF format (no other formats accepted)
  • Clear, concise answers to essay questions
    • Describe a business problem that interests you. (300 word maximum)
    • How does the program relate to your career goals? (200 words maximum)
Applications will be assessed on the following weighted criteria:
  • Quality of scholarly/academic achievements (40%)
  • Extracurricular/community involvement (5%)
  • Clarity and quality of writing (10%)
  • Strength of recommendation letter (20%)
  • Fit for Kellogg’s Management for Scientists and Engineers program (25%)

Application Dates

Application Open
March 1, 2017
Application Due
April 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

PI/Advisor Letter Due
April 14, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Decisions Released by
May 22, 2017

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