Ph.D. in Business Administration

Ph.D. in Business Administration

Ph.D. Program Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, an applicant must submit:


  1. The general Office of Graduate Studies online application.
  2. A resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise and leadership experience.
  3. An official score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  4. Official transcripts from undergraduate and master's degrees.
  5. Important Institutional Codes:
    • GMAT Institutional Code 90BFN70
    • GRE Institutional Code 6013
    • TOEFL Graduate School Institutional Code 6013

Criteria used to make admission decisions:


  1. There are no set minimum scores for GMAT or GRE required for admission.
  2. There are no cutoff scores on grade point averages required for admission.
  3. Quantitative measures are evaluated (GMAT or GRE score and grade point averages on undergraduate and master's level work as calculated by the Office of Graduate Studies).
  4. Interviews with prospective students are encouraged and given consideration in the decision process. Prospective students are encouraged to contact their track's major field coordinator to work through the admission process.
  5. The Ph.D. Graduate Studies Committee and the major field coordinator for the student's track in the Ph.D. program give consideration to these and other factors (educational objectives, letters of recommendation, etc.) in the entire applicant's file to arrive at a decision.

How the Admission Decision is Made:


  1. Applicants must be accepted for admission by the departmental Ph.D. committee headed by the Major Field Coordinator. The application deadline is January 15 for the fall semester. However, late applications can be considered for self-funded students.
  2. An applicant is unconditionally admitted when all factors for consideration indicate a very strong potential for academic success as a business doctoral student.
  3. When multiple factors indicate lack of potential, admission will be denied.
  4. Probationary admission is not available for the doctoral program.

University and College Fellowship/Scholarship Awards

Students for whom English is not their native language must achieve a TOEFL iBT of at least 79, with at least a 23 in spoken English if a Graduate Teaching Assistantship is desired. International applicants that score below minimum acceptable levels on the verbal portion of entrance examinations may be admitted under the condition that they pass an English proficiency exam or complete UT Arlington's Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate course work. For general admission, an official test score must be submitted as proof of English language ability. If an international applicant earned their undergraduate degree from a university in the United States, this requirement is waived.

Doctoral students who are unconditionally admitted, have a minimum undergraduate and graduate grade point average of 3.25 as calculated by the Office of Graduate Studies and enroll for a minimum of nine semester credit hours may be eligible for available fellowship and/or scholarship support. A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the sole criterion for determining fellowship and/or scholarship eligibility.