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 2020 Admissions

Management & Organization -  January 6, 2020 (reviewing applications starting December 11, 2019)

Marketing-  January 15, 2020

Accounting- January 15, 2020

Supply Chain - January 22, 2020 

Real Estate- February 1, 2020

Finance- February 1, 2020


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.