Who Should Apply?

The PhD program will be small and highly selective. Admission to the program is competitive and based on an applicant’s academic merit, interest in research and creation of knowledge, and match of research interests with faculty in the College of Business. We seek individuals with intellectual rigor who show an innate level of curiosity for learning supported by strong work habits and capacity for perseverance. They should also have the capacity to be self-starters and exhibit excellent communication skills.

Application Deadlines

Pre-Application deadline (if you choose to start with this) for Fall 2021 is December 15, 2020. (Hard deadline)

Full application deadline for Fall 2021 is January 15, 2021. Please apply early to allow us sufficient time to carefully evaluate your application.

Both the full and pre-application can be found at the same online application link below.

Online Application

Required Application Materials (Full application)

  1. Online Application (Select Business and Technology as your major) Upload below materials within your online application) Copies may be uploaded for initial departmental review. If you are accepted, official test scores and transcripts must be sent directly from your institution to the Office of Admissions.
  2. Test Scores
    • GMAT: (Preferred) 600 minimum. Send your GMAT scores using TNQ-WX-02. We also accept the GRE test score, use School Code 6306.
      • See GMAT Mini Quiz below.
    • TOEFL: 600 paper (PBT), 250 Computer (CBT), 100 Internet (iBT)
    • IELTS: 7
    • PTE: 68
    • Duolingo: 105
  3. Transcripts
  4. Resume or Vita
  5. Three Letters of Recommendation
  6.  A sample of your writing is strongly encouraged

Personal Interview

After an application is received, it is possible a Skype interview between each viable applicant and the faculty in the applicant’s field(s) will be arranged.

Your Acceptance / Decline Decision

If you are admitted to our program, we will appreciate receiving your prompt accept or decline response to our offer. However, as per the guidelines of the Council of Graduate Schools, we abide by the resolution that states, students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15.

Admission Decisions

By early-March
Applications will be reviewed immediately following application deadline date. Further evaluation will take place after the campus visit. It is our objective to give sufficient time to prepare for students arriving on campus. We expect student notifications to occur by late February or early March.

Predict Your GMAT Score in Minutes!