How are applications to the PhD Program evaluated?
Applications to the PhD Program are evaluated compared to other PhD applicants in the academic area. Considered in the admission decision are undergraduate (and graduate, if appropriate) academic performance, GMAT or GRE scores, TOEFL scores for international applicants, work experience, essays, interviews, letters of recommendation, and other documentation supporting the application. Applications are reviewed individually and are also compared to the students currently enrolled in the program and to the current group of applicants.
The admission committee looks for students who will be successful academically and are capable of doing outstanding research in their field.
What is the student profile of enrolled PhD Students?
| Student Profile for the Class Entering Fall 2013
|New Ph.D. Students
|Average GMAT score
|Average GRE score
|Average Undergraduate GPA
|Average Months Work Experience
Are there any prerequisites to the PhD Program?
Applicants should have a strong background in college-level mathematics, particularly knowledge of linear algebra, calculus, and statistics. Applicants to the PhD program must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Additionally, all international applicants must take and submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A TOEFL score of at least 100 on the computer adaptive test or 600 on the paper version is required.
What is the application deadline for the PhD Program?
For Fall 2014, the application deadline is December 6, 2013.
How can I apply?
In order to apply to the College of Management, you must submit an online application. The online application for Fall term 2014 is now available. To begin your application, start here »
What materials must be on file before the application is considered complete and can be evaluated?
A complete application consists of the Georgia Tech Institute application, the application for Georgia residency, the PhD application, essays, two official transcripts from each college/university attended, three letters of recommendation, and official TOEFL/GMAT/GRE scores. International applicants who are applying for a student visa must also submit financial documents.
I may not be able to get all of my application materials in by the deadline. What should I do?
Applications completed after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
I am scheduled to take the GMAT, GRE, or TOEFL exam(s) right before the application deadline, so I won’t have my official scores in time. What should I do?
You may include your unofficial scores on your application form as well as submit a copy of the unofficial scores. While an official decision cannot be made until we receive the official scores from the Pearson-Vue, we can begin processing your application with the unofficial scores.
When and how will I receive the admissions decision?
You should receive the admission decision by the first week in April. Decisions will be mailed to the address provided in the application and can also be emailed to the email address provided in the application upon request. Decisions can never be given over the phone or faxed.
Do you accept the GRE in lieu of the GMAT?
Yes, we will accept either the GMAT or GRE for admission consideration.
The test must be taken within five years of our receipt of your application. If your score is more than five years old, you should plan to retake the test.
Are applicants to the PhD Program required to interview?
If the faculty members in your area have additional questions, they will contact you about an interview.
Does the College of Management accept applications for the spring semester?
No. Applications are only accepted for the fall semester each year.
Can I complete the PhD program on a part-time or distance-learning basis?
No. The PhD is a full-time program only. There is no part-time or distance-learning option.