Ph.D. Program Admissions and Requirements
Application and Admission
As a competitive applicant, you must demonstrate — through your application, personal statement and interview(s) —your commitment to devoting four or more years toward rigorous training and academic research, as well as effective communication skills, a command of the English language in both verbal and written contexts, and the intellectual curiosity and personal discipline needed to excel in an academic career. You are encouraged to contact our faculty in your area of interest before and after you apply to identify possible specialization interests, as well as faculty researchers with whom you are likely to work.
- Completed application form, transcripts, three recommendation letters and a personal statement. GMAT is preferred, but GRE is also acceptable.
TOEFL official score report is required for students whose native language is not English. The TOEFL iBT minimum score requirement is 100.
A graduate degree (master’s level) is preferred but not required.
Dec. 1 - Jan. 15
By April 1
Areas Admitting for Fall 2023
Accounting/Management Information Systems, Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, Finance, Management
You are welcome and encouraged to proactively contact our faculty in your area of interest before and after you apply (Faculty Directory: Accounting / MIS, Entrepreneurship, Finance / Statistics, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management). NEED API HERE This could help you identify the specific specialization areas of most interest to you as well as individual faculty researchers with whom you are more likely to work.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Note: Applications to the Whitman Ph.D. program (and all other units) are handled centrally by the Graduate School at Syracuse University. As such, the application forms are not unique to Whitman. Your application forms, therefore, must specify clearly the area to which you are applying within Whitman.