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PhD Admission Requirements


The PhD in International Management Studies program and PhD in Management Science program each admit 3-5 new students per year per concentration (fall admission only). Both are designed to be full-time programs with completion being 4 to 5 years.

Students may enter after previous graduate training or directly from undergraduate programs. Admission is based on grade-point average, GMAT or GRE scores, letters of reference, business and professional experience (if applicable), a written statement of personal objectives, and compatibility with faculty research activities. Although both GMAT and GRE scores are accepted, the GMAT is strongly preferred.

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The priority deadline for applicants is December 15th. While applications will be accepted after that date, applying after December 15th may significantly lower your chance of acceptance. We offer financial aid (tuition & fees plus a monthly stipend or scholarship) to admitted PhD students. All applicants are considered for financial aid.

Required application materials are:

For technical assistance with the graduate application, please contact the Office of Admissions.

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All materials are to be uploaded in the online application as PDF files only (no Word docs or JPEGs) when prompted.

* UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management prefers the GMAT admission test, however, we gladly accept the GRE test as well

**All recommendation letters are to be submitted electronically through the online application system.