Since the Carlson School PhD program in business administration is one of the nation's top-rated doctoral programs, admission is highly competitive, and admission rates are typically less than 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 Carlson School PhD program admits students once per year in fall. Select fall for your application term.
The application deadline for general admission is December 15.
Fall 2018 Matriculants
|306||Number of applicants|
|15||New students (65%)|
|722||Average GMAT (total)|
2018 PhD Business Administration
|88||Program size for 2018|
|5.8||Median years to earn a PhD|
|102||Number of faculty|
|714||Average GMAT (total)|
Please look through the online brochure for more information regarding the PhD Program.