PhD Admissions

Start Shaping the Future of Business

Competition starts early in our PhD program. With only 10-15 students accepted from about 250 applications per year, it's this healthy level of competition that drives our students and forges them into graduates who excel. Offered through the Laney Graduate School, our program gives you the chance to pursue one of the following academic areas: Accounting, Finance, Information Systems & Operations Management, Marketing, or Organization & Management.
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Bachelor's Degree

We require a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college. A master's degree is not necessary.

High GMAT Test Score

Although there is no minimum score requirement, a good performance is weighted heavily by the Admissions Committee. Successful applicants tend to have overall scores in the 90th percentile or higher; the average GMAT score of recent admits has been approximately 730.

Learn more about the GMAT test.

Successful TOEFL Test Score

Beginning in 2011, our program now requires TOEFL scores for all international applicants regardless of their academic experience or the age of their TOEFL score.

The TOEFL tests your level of English as a foreign language. To be accepted, applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score as listed below:

Minimum Scores Accepted Total Reading Listening
Computer-based 250 - 25
Paper-based 600 - 60
Internet-based 100 26 26

Learn more about the TOEFL test.

Letters of Recommendation

We give considerable weight to letters of recommendation from faculty members that highlight a candidate's research potential, past academic achievements, and a commitment to scholarly endeavor.

Apply Early

As the application process can take some time, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Personal interviews will be conducted with selected candidates as part of the admission process.

Apply Today

Please apply early to allow us sufficient time to carefully evaluate your application.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action in admissions, educational programs and employment. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status.