Admission to the Program
Haslam’s Ph.D. in finance typically only admits two students per year. All students must apply online through the university graduate admissions office. There is not a separate department application process.
|Priority Deadline||December 15 (applicants considered until class is filled)|
|Undergraduate Degree||All accepted|
|Master’s Degree||Not required|
|GPA||No minimum requirement. Admitted student average: 3.7 (undergraduate), 3.8 (graduate)|
|GMAT||No minimum requirement. Admitted student average: 700 (GRE is also accepted)|
|Preferred Skills||Strong writing, computer programming, and quantitative skills are highly desirable|
|Interview||Mandatory, in-person preferred|
|English Language Proficiency|
|IELTS||7.0 or higher|
The TOEFL or IELTS is required for non-native English speakers, except students who have earned a degree from a U.S. institution within two years prior to enrollment.
Students accepted into the program are granted assistantships with an annual stipend that has averaged approximately $28,000 in recent years. All admitted students also receive a tuition waiver and health insurance benefits.
Our assistantships are year-round, 20-hour per week positions. A typical assistantship pairs a doctoral student with one or two faculty members over the course of a semester to assist with research and/or teaching as needed. Research-related tasks include gathering data, assisting with computer code, and summarizing papers. Examples of teaching-related tasks are holding office hours, grading, and record-keeping. Each student will also teach a full-semester course approximately twice during the program. Teaching a course accounts for a portion of the student’s assistantship hours.