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Application Details: Ph.D. Program in Management

Criteria for Admission: 

All applicants are evaluated after the application deadline using a very rigorous process. The evaluation criteria include a statement of academic interests and goals, standardized test scores, prior academic performance including GPA, letters of recommendation, and prior work experience. Applicants are encouraged to visit the department and meet with the faculty and doctoral students.

  • While we require GMAT scores, we may consider applicants with high GRE scores. Applicants without GMAT or GRE will not be considered. Students recently admitted to the program have an average GMAT of 680 and a GPA of 3.6. With all applications, official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended and at least two letters of recommendation are required. 
  • Chances of admission are low if the GMAT score is below 650 and GPA is below 3.50.

Overview of requirements for international students: 

Students whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL. We expect TOEFL scores to be in the range of 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based). The TOEFL requirement may be waived if an international student has graduated from an accredited university where the medium of instruction is English. Official copies of all scores (GMAT/GRE/TOEFL) must be sent directly to Virginia Tech. 

  • Virginia Tech’s institution code is 5859 (there is no departmental code).

Review Process: 

Admission decisions are made on a holistic basis by a committee of faculty. The committee will begin reviewing the applications in February. After all applications are screened, we conduct interviews with select applicants via Zoom in late February and early March. The program is a full-time program and applicants are only admitted for the Fall semester. 

  • Since all applications are evaluated after the application deadline of January 15, it is not possible to evaluate any single applicant prior to that deadline. 

Financial support: 

Students admitted to our program receive graduate assistantship support and tuition waiver. Assistantship and tuition waivers continue for four years as long as the student makes a satisfactory progress in the Ph.D. program. We also offer various competitive scholarships, awards, and grants to our students.

For more information, contact our Ph.D. Program Coordinator:

Kara Mullins
Phone: 540-231-5250