Doctoral Program Information

Ph.D. Programs

The Haslam College of Business’ Doctor of Philosophy programs provide qualified candidates with the intellectual and professional capabilities for careers in research and teaching at major universities. The programs are purposely limited to a small, highly qualified group to encourage close working relationships between faculty and students.

Admission to the doctoral programs is highly competitive and based on prior academic performance, scores on entrance exams, relevant work experience and letters of recommendation. For more information about our academic standards, visit the graduate student catalog.

How to Apply

All applications are made through UT’s Graduate School. Please see individual programs for detailed requirements.

Most Haslam programs prefer the GMAT, but check each individual program to see if the GRE can be substituted. The University of Tennessee’s test score reporting code is 1843.

Priority deadlines for each program vary, but all international students must apply by February 1. Students who are not native English speakers must take the TOEFL or IELTS.