• Home
  • How to Apply for Ph.D. Programs

Doctor of Philosophy in Business

Graduate Program - Business Students
Full-time Program

How to Apply for Ph.D. Programs

Starting Semester(s):

  • Fall

Application Deadline(s):

Fall 2021
Fall Application Deadline
January 10, 2021
Apply starting Oct. 1, 2020. Notification of admissions will be made by April 15th.

Application Requirements

All application materials should be submitted online (including transcripts).  Please do not send paper documents.

Students are admitted only once each academic year at the start of the fall semester. For entry in the fall, January 10th is the deadline. All applicants are encouraged to apply early. Notification of admission and financial aid will be made by April 15th.

You must have a completed application file prior to our review. Incomplete applications or applications received after January 10th will be considered for the next calendar year.

A complete application contains the following:

  • A completed KU Graduate School application
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores OR Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores from all international students or from applicants whose native language is not English sent from TOEFL
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate study completed to date
  • Three letters of recommendation received directly from the persons writing the letters
  • A non-refundable application processing fee of US $65 for domestic applications and $85 for international applicants payable to the University of Kansas
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose

If admitted to the Program, please request official transcripts to be sent to:

The School of Business
Attn: Doctoral Program
1654 Naismith Drive
Office 1193
Lawrence, KS 66045