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Admission to the Smeal doctoral program is highly selective. We seek the very best in terms of academic promise and assess candidates' academic preparation through GMAT or GRE scores, grades in previous academic work, letters of recommendation, and quality of the statement of purpose.

Deadlines for Fall 2016 Admissions

Accounting- January 15, 2016

Finance- February 1, 2016

Management & Organization- December 10, 2015

Marketing- December 15, 2015

Real Estate- February 1, 2016

Supply Chain- January 15, 2016


Offers of admission are typically given in March and April. Most departments will not accept late applications and the graduate degree application fee is non-refundable. Any late applications for fall 2016 will be automatically moved to the next admission period (application fees will not be refunded).