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Deadline for Submission: January 5

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Our doctoral program accepts full-time students only. Admissions decisions are made in the spring.

Application Checklist:

  • Online application form
  • School-issued official transcripts, scanned and uploaded for each college attended. Documents not in English must be accompanied by an English translation from either the issuing institution or a certified translation service. Note: Do not mail paper transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted via the online application. If you have additional recommendations, contact us at phdoffice@simon.rochester.edu for sending instructions.
  • Two required essays (250–500 word limit each)
    • Describe two examples that demonstrate your potential as a creative and original thinker. (500 word maximum)
    • Describe how your past education and experiences support your objective to have an academic career in business. (500 word maximum)
  • Current résumé
  • Valid test-taker results for GMAT or GRE (including Analytical Writing Assessment), scanned and uploaded. GMAT Code: WX9-8R-41 and GRE Code: 2961. The faculty admissions committee has a strong preference for exams taken in-person at a testing site; however, we will accept exams taken online at home due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • International applicants whose first language is not English and who have not received a degree from an English-speaking institution must submit test-taker results for the TOEFL exam, scanned and uploaded. If you expect to receive a degree from an English-speaking institution prior to July 2021, you may waive the TOEFL requirement. TOEFL Code: 8168 Note: We do not accept the IELTS. The faculty admissions committee has a strong preference for exams taken in-person at a testing site; however, we will accept exams taken online at home due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50 USD. The application fee is waived for applicants with a GMAT score of 720 and above, or a combined GRE score of 329 and above. If you qualify, your fee will automatically be waived at the time of submission. All test score information must be entered into the application.

Admission offers are contingent upon receipt of official documents. If you are offered admission, you will be required to mail all official transcripts—stamped and sealed by the issuing institution—to our office. Additionally, you will be required to have all official test scores sent to us from the issuing institution.

APPLICATION STATUS

You can view the status of your application and materials here.

INTERVIEWS

Interviews are not a requirement for admission to the PhD Program, and are not granted upon the request of applicants.

RE-APPLICATION

If you have previously applied, you must complete a new application. Simon has recently launched a new application system and does not have access to previously submitted materials.

 


 

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