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JSOM PhD Application Instructions for Current UTD Students & Alumni

The PhD in International Management Studies program and PhD in Management Science program each admit 3-5 new
students per year per concentration (fall admission only). Both are designed to be full-time programs with completion
being 4 to 5 years.
Students may enter after previous graduate training or directly from undergraduate programs. Admission is based on
grade-point average, GMAT or GRE scores, letters of reference, business and professional experience (if applicable), a
written statement of personal objectives, and compatibility with faculty research activities. Although both GMAT and
GRE scores are accepted, the GMAT is strongly preferred.
The priority deadline for applicants is January 15th. While applications will be accepted after that date, applying after
January 15th may significantly lower your chance of acceptance. We offer financial aid (tuition & fees plus a monthly
stipend or scholarship) to admitted PhD students. All applicants are considered for financial aid.
Required application materials are:
1. Complete graduate application. Apply online at the UT Dallas graduate application web site.
2. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (see note below).*
3. Official GMAT or GRE scores if you are going to take it again or for the first time. Students must have an
excellent academic record and high scores on the GMAT or GRE. To be considered for admission, students must
score 600 on the GMAT or above or receive comparable scores on the GRE. The mean GMAT score for admitted
students in the School of Management PhD programs is 715 (93rd percentile). The institution code to report
GMAT scores is ZTZPQ60 and for GRE scores is R6897. Scores must be no older than 5 years, are not waived for
any applicants, and must be submitted at the time of application.
4. A curriculum vitae (CV) or rsum (upload on the Department and Employment Information page). If you do not have
professional work experience, still include a CV or rsum which will give us an overview of your academic
background and accomplishments.
5. A statement of purpose that should answer two fundamental questions (upload after the Payment Processing page
at the end of the Student Agreements page):
Why do you want to pursue a PhD in your chosen concentration?
What are your career goals after you obtain your PhD?
6. Three letters of recommendation with at least two being from academic referees (see note below).**
All materials are to be uploaded in the application system for review, including curriculum vitae/rsums, statements
of purpose, and transcripts.
*Log into Galaxy, download your unofficial UTD transcript, save as a PDF, and upload into the application system (upload
to the Academic Background page with the Choose File button to attach your transcripts for each school that you enter). If you went
elsewhere for your undergraduate studies and happen to have copies of your transcript, please also upload these into
the application system as well (otherwise we will request them from Records).
**All recommendation letters are to be done electronically as well. On the application homepage, the middle section is
Request Letters of Recommendation. Select Create Invitation and enter in your recommender name, email address, etc
and he/she will get an email from UTD saying you requested a letter and they will click the link and either upload a letter
or copy/paste it in. It is very simple and easy to follow and does not require the recommender to create an account.