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:

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All materials are to be uploaded as PDF files only (no Word docs or JPEGs) in the application system for review, including curriculum vitae/résumés (upload to the Department and Employment Information page in the graduate application), statements of purpose (upload after the Payment Processing page at the end of the Student Agreements page in the graduate application), and transcripts (upload to the Academic Background page with the Choose File button to attach your transcripts for each school that you enter).

* 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 done electronically. On the application homepage, the middle section is Request Letters of Recommendation. Select Create Invitation and enter in your recommender name, email address, etc and he/she will get an email from UTD saying you requested a letter and they will click the link and either upload a letter or copy/paste it in. It is very simple and easy to follow and does not require the recommender to create an account.


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