Each year, the PhD Program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business receives
hundreds of applications from qualified individuals for the limited number of spots
available in our program. Our students come to the program with a variety of experiences
and interests from countries around the world.
Individuals applying should have a desire to pursue research not only for the
dissertation but to produce research that can be published throughout their time
as a student and later as a faculty member at a research academic institution. Because
research requires strong analytical skills, individuals holding the equivalent of
a bachelor's degree and two semesters of quantitative course work at the college
level (i.e., mathematics, statistics, economics, etc.) are eligible to apply for
admission to the PhD Program. Our admission selection committees look for complete
and competitive applicants as well as the ability to conduct, analyze, write and
present research. The profile of a competitive applicant is as follows:
Application Deadline is December 15!