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Ph.D. in Business Administration

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Committee bases doctoral program admission decisions on a careful evaluation of all the applicant's credentials. These credentials include letters of recommendation, transcripts, test scores, a resume, and statement of purpose. Admission is granted only on recommendation by the committee.

Admissions to the doctoral program in Business Administration may be recommended for applicants who submit a competitive score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and have a 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA or at least a 3.10 GPA on the last 60 hours attempted at either the graduate or undergraduate level. However, admission is competitive among the pool of applicants, and only a small number of applicants are accepted. Therefore, the average GMAT and GPA of those accepted are much higher than the minimums stated above.

The deadline for application is February 1. To initiate the application process complete the online application at the following link: Application for Admission to the Graduate School

Financial Assistance

Opportunities for financial assistance include teaching or research assistantships and non-service fellowships. Graduate assistants and non-service fellows who are not residents of Mississippi, along with their spouses, are not required to pay the nonresident registration fee. Full-time enrolled students holding assistantships are eligible to receive a partial tuition scholarship.


The faculty of the School of Business plays an instrumental role in placing students in academic, government and private positions. The School of Business has a 100% placement of graduating students over the last 5 plus years. Recent students have obtained academic positions at the West Virginia University, Kansas State University, Utah State University, University of Southern Illinois (Carbondale), California State (Fullerton) University, University of South Alabama, Tennessee Tech University, and the University of Alabama at Huntsville.