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Program Details

Program Requirements 

  • Complete Required Coursework
  • Pass Preliminary Examination
  • Serve as Teaching or Research Assistant
  • Complete 2 Research Papers
  • Write & Defend Dissertation


Funding is available for up to five years, provided the student maintains satisfactory progress in the program. Funding beyond five years is up to the discretion of the department.

For more information, review our standard funding package.


The Quantitative Methods PhD students typically take courses in CS, Economics, IE, Management, and Statistics.

For detailed descriptions of the courses, please visit Purdue’s Online Course Catalog.

Graduate Assistantship Appointments

Quantitative Methods PhD students will participate as a graduate research assistant (RA) or graduate teaching assistant (TA) each semester for four years.

Graduate Research Assistant (RA)

RA roles involve a PhD student in a faculty research project.

Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA)

TA roles often begin with tasks such as grading and helping in computer lab sessions and progress to course delivery responsibilities. All students are required to teach at least one course during their time in the program.


Graduates of Purdue’s Quantitative Methods PhD program have gone on to secure post-doctoral and teaching  placements at the following institutions:

  • Sejong University
  • University of North Carolina Pembroke
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Yuan Ze University

Others have secured placement in industry working in the financial, retail fields, and technology fields.

  • Cummins, Inc
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co
  • Sam’s Club

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