As one of the nation's top-rated doctoral programs, admission to the PhD program in business administration is highly competitive, and admission rates are typically under 10 percent. In addition to assessing the applicant's potential for scholarship, research, and teaching, the program bases admissions decisions on evidence of a commitment to an academic career based on a PhD degree and a demonstrated ability to complete a rigorous program of study.

The application deadline for general admission is December 31.  APPLY

For those applicants applying to the Marketing Concentration please have your application for admission completed by December 15. The department will be reviewing files shortly after that.

Admissions stats

Fall 2015 Matriculates

365 Number of applicants
25 Admitted (7%)
20 New students (80%)
27 Average age
721 Average GMAT (total)
1495 Average GRE (before August 2011)
324 Average GRE (after August 2011)


Program Stats

2015 PhD Business Administration

95 Program size for 2015
5.8 Median years to earn a PhD
105 Number of faculty
30 Females (32%)
65 Males (68%)
64 International (67%)
30 Average Age
710 Average GMAT (total)
1421 Average GRE (before August 2011)
324 Average GRE (after August 2011)