Ph.D. On Campus


Yale University

24 months
99250 USD/year
99250 USD/year
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The Yale University SOM Operations Doctoral Program is designed to prepare individuals for faculty positions in operations research or operations management at research-oriented business, engineering and policy schools. The program also prepares students for research-oriented operations careers in public, private, or not-for-profit organizations.


Key facts:

  • Yale University’s Operations doctoral program is unique in its focus on identifying and modeling operational processes wherever they are found with the goal of improving operations and making better decisions. Program participants apply the methods of operations research and management to model important problems, some easily recognized as operational in nature (e.g. supply chains and service systems), but others less so (e.g. improving public health, sustainability, and homeland security).
  • Framing such problems requires sophistication in characterizing/recognizing operational settings wherever they may be, while modeling and solving these problems requires the mathematical methods of operations research and management. The Yale Operations doctoral program develops expertise in both. The program is small, ensuring that each student receives ample faculty attention, and is highly flexible, allowing the program to be tailored to each student’s interests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Models of Operations Research and Management
  • Modeling Operational Processes
  • Policy Modeling
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Optimization Techniques

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to the Ph.D. program in Operations at Yale, students must have already completed coures in multivariable calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra.
  • Applications are considered only once per year, and all new students begin their doctoral studies in the fall term. 
  • Classes are not offered on evenings or weekends, nor is it possible to be a student in the program while holding a full-time job. 
  • Applicants are required to take either the GRE or GMAT test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    99250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 198500 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    99250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 198500 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for New Haven

1380 - 2110 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • All students admitted to the program are given full financial aid for five years as long as they continue to satisfy the program's academic requirements. The aid consists of a tuition waiver and a stipend that is comparable to stipends offered by other leading Schools of Management.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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