Admissions

We appreciate your interest in the PhD Program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and look forward to receiving your application. We encourage you to read through this section of our Web site very carefully to ensure you complete the application process correctly.

Please note that the Robert H. Smith School of Business PhD Program is a full-time, research intensive program. We do not offer a part-time or online program. Admission is only in the fall semester.

The deadline for all PhD applications is December 15th. We strongly encourage all applicants to submit completed application materials by the December 15, as we begin reviewing applications immediately following this date. Spaces are limited and fill up very quickly.

A faculty committee from each of the respective areas begins the process of evaluating applications after December 15. In-person and telephone interviews may be conducted with those students who are being seriously considered for admission. In general, decisions are made in March and continue through the month of April until all available spaces are filled. Applicants will be notified by mail and e-mail when a final decision is made regarding their application.