Doctoral Admissions

Doctoral admission is ongoing. The deadline to receive all admission materials is February 1 for the full-time program. New full-time students are admitted once a year to begin the program in the fall semester only.

The Ph.D. in Information Systems offers a part-time program as well.  Admission is available in both the fall and spring semesters. The spring application deadline is Sept. 1 for the part-time program.

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Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. The Ph.D. Program Committee in the major areas will evaluate applicants to the Ph.D. programs based on several factors including academic achievement, standardized test scores, employment history, a personal statement, letters of recommendation and possibly an interview. All applicants must submit the following material.

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores or Graduate Records Examination (GRE) scores from a recent (no more than five years) administration of the exam.
  • An applicant from a country where the first language is not English, unless a bachelor’s degree or higher was earned in an English-speaking country, must have a minimum score of 550 on paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 79 on internet-based TOEFL, or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources familiar with the applicant’s background (at least one letter must be written by an academic).
  • A résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • A personal statement of academic interests and goals.

Admission to the doctoral program is based upon the applicant’s entire record, and selection is made on a competitive basis. Applicants must comply with all university and Carlos Alvarez College of Business application requirements.

Admission for Ph.D. in Applied Statistics

In addition to the above requirements candidates for the Ph.D. in Applied Statistics must have a bachelor’s or master’s in mathematics, statistics or a closely-related field. And, they must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher in the last 60 hours of coursework.

Technology Requirements

The Carlos Alvarez College of Business requires computer access for course related activities, which may include, but is not limited to assignment write-ups, web resource access, Blackboard access, video conferencing and online exams. All doctoral students are required to possess a personal laptop, please review our technology requirements for more information.