The marketing Ph.D. program is kept small to provide students with close interaction with our faculty and fellow students and normally only accepts one to two candidates per year. Students’ growth as scholars depends largely on guidance from their faculty mentor(s) and as such, we select applicants whose research interests are well-aligned with at least one member of our faculty.

Candidates must apply through UT’s Graduate School. The marketing Ph.D. application requires three references and a personal statement, as well as transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores, and resume. Applications can be submitted with unofficial transcripts and test scores; official versions are only required upon offers of acceptance.

Individuals of all backgrounds are welcome to apply so long as their motivation is consistent with the research focus of our program. We evaluate applicants based on a combination of factors, and place particular emphasis on applications’ personal statement, which should detail research interests, how they align with a current faculty member, skills and experience that prepare the candidate for research, and career objectives.

Applications are accepted starting in August, and decisions are generally made in late February or early March of each year.

  • Last Day to Apply
    • February 1
  • Undergraduate Degree
    • All accepted
  • Average GPA
    • 3.5
  • Average GMAT
    • 670, (GRE also accepted)
  • English Language Proficiency
    • IBT 80
    • CBT 213
    • PBT 550
    • 6.5

Financial Aid

Applicants who are admitted to the program receive an assistantship package that includes a highly competitive stipend of approximately $30,000/year, full tuition waiver and medical insurance coverage.

Students receiving an assistantship are assigned to support program faculty on their research and/or to serve as instructors in undergraduate courses. Assistantships involve a time commitment of no more than 20 hours per week.