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 application deadline for general admission is December 15.  APPLY

Admissions stats

Fall 2017 Matriculants

357 Number of applicants
23 Admitted (6%)
17 New students (74%)
26 Average age
732 Average GMAT (total)
325 Average GRE


Program Stats

2017 PhD Business Administration

95 Program size for 2017
5.8 Median years to earn a PhD
102 Number of faculty
32 Females (34%)
63 Males (66%)
68 International (72%)
30 Average Age
708 Average GMAT (total)
324 Average GRE