The admission process for the Smeal Ph.D. program is outlined.

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 2021 Admissions

Accounting- December 15, 2020 (for earliest consideration; later applications also considered)

Management & Organization -  January 6, 2021

Supply Chain - January 15, 2021

Real Estate- not accepting applications for Fall 2021

Finance- February 1, 2021

Marketing-  February 5, 2021


Offers of admission are typically given in March and April. Most departments will not accept late applications (or late documents) and the graduate degree application fee is non-refundable.