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Doctor of Philosophy in Business

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Ph.D. Admission

The applicant must hold at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. No specific undergraduate preparation in business is required.

The applicant must demonstrate competence as a scholar through a high level of previous academic performance and high percentile scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test or Graduate Record Examination. Scores may not be older than five years at the time of application. In addition, international applicants must present high scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

Finally, the applicant must demonstrate the ability for doctoral study in business, either by a record of achievement in previous professional or academic experience, including research and scholarship, or through letters of recommendation and a personal interview.

These requirements are intended only as suggestions for minimum admission standards. They should not be construed as a guarantee of admission to the Ph.D. program.

A $65 nonrefundable application fee, payable to the University of Kansas, must accompany all applications.

Submit your graduate application online. Send original transcripts of all completed college and university course work and all other requested application materials to the school:

The University of Kansas School of Business
Doctoral Applications
1300 Sunnyside Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534

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