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Management Ph.D. Program
University of Mississippi

Admission to the Program

The management Ph.D. program typically accepts two to three students for each cohort. Prospective students must apply online through the university graduate admissions office to be considered for admission.

Candidates for the management Ph.D. program will be considered and chosen on the basis of their academic performance, research interests, work experience, and desire to be placed in a research-focused university after graduation are important criteria for consideration. Information about current students can be found here.

Application Deadline Date for priority registration; applications considered until February 1
Undergraduate Degree All accepted
Master’s Degree Not required, MBA Preferred, all accepted
GPA 3.10 for the last 60 hours attempted
GMAT Score 550 minimum
GRE Score Combined total of 311 on the quantitative and verbal portions and 4.0 on the analytical portion of the test
Letters of Recommendation 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from individuals that can attest to the applicant’s success in academics and research
English Language


Minimum 6.00 IELTS; 90-100 TOEFL-IBT; or 53 PTE-A. Scores must be less than 2 years old.

Non-native English-speaking applicants should consult the Office of International Programs regarding English proficiency necessary for application.

Students without an MBA may be required to take prerequisite courses in business (accounting, marketing, finance, economics, and management) to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the program.