Management PhD FAQs | College of Business

The application review process begins with the Graduate School processing the required materials for your application.  The application materials required include: 1) all transcripts from prior degrees; 2) GRE or GMAT test scores; 3) if your educational history is from a non-English speaking country, you must submit a TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, Pearson or Cambridge English exam scores; 4) personal statement.  The Graduate School will then complete a credential evaluation of your education history and forward your application package to the department for review. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted for this part of the process. You can log into your application account to view your status of your application.

The department deadline for submitting your application for full consideration is February 1.  The Graduate School can take several weeks to process your application, so we encourage you to submit your completed application well before the deadline. 

In late February, the Management department admissions committee will meet and consider applications.  The admissions committee will do a holistic review of all the application materials submitted.  The admission process is very competitive as we usually receive many more applications than we can accept.  The admissions committee attempts to evaluate an applicants’ likelihood of success in our PhD program and the fit the applicant has with our faculty and our research interests. 

We will begin to extend acceptance and graduate assistant offers in early March.  Applicants have until April 15 to inform us of their decision whether to accept offers.  Secondary offers may be delivered after April 15 depending on funding availability.