Admission and Financial Aid
A doctoral education is a once-in-a-lifetime investment that requires committing personal resources of time and talent. Although the intellectual stimulation and satisfaction are rewarding, balancing coursework, assistantships, research, and other responsibilities can be challenging. You must be self-directed, with a passion for learning, a love of thoughtful inquiry, and excellent communication skills.
We rank creativity, the capacity for independent thinking (demonstrated through work or research), and excellent academic skills high on our list of qualifications. We also consider high scores on standardized tests, fit with faculty research interests, and contribution to the diversity of the student community.
All students must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and, through previous courses or other means, demonstrate working knowledge of college-level algebra, calculus, and intermediate microeconomics. Accounting and marketing students also must demonstrate proficiency in linear algebra and advanced calculus.
An MBA or master’s degree in an allied field may be helpful but is not required. It will not shorten the time in the program.
We especially invite applications from qualified students with nontraditional backgrounds, foreign students, women, and members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.