Admissions Requirements for Ph.D. Programs
Successful applicants to the Walton College Ph.D. programs must be academically strong candidates who demonstrate high leadership potential and have an ability to conduct quality research.
All applicants to our Ph.D. programs are carefully reviewed for their academic background and performance, and their potential to be outstanding researchers.
Our goal is to find a group of individuals that, taken together, will excel in our programs and contribute to each other's educational experience. Your goal is to provide information that will distinguish yourself from among the many outstanding candidates who apply to the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Use your application materials to distinguish yourself from your peers.
The appropriate Admissions Committee will review and evaluate your application once all supporting documents and application fee have been received. The official GMAT, TOEFL, and/or GRE scores should be sent directly from the test administrator. Applications will not be considered until the packet is complete.
If you have any questions about our programs or the application process, please feel free to call (479) 575-2851 or e-mail us at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application materials.
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Each applicant's potential is evaluated on the following dimensions:
- Academic record, including areas of strength and trends in academic performance. Master's GPA is used to assess this criteria. Applicants must hold at least a master's degree from an accredited college or university. In rare circumstances, an applicant may be admitted into a Ph.D. program without a master's degree.
- Aptitude for graduate work in business, as measured by the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is used to make admissions decisions for the Ph.D. in Economics. Please visit our Application Deadlines page to see which tests are accepted for the programs you're interested in.
- Background, growth potential, maturity, motivation, and leadership, as indicated by résumé and statement of objectives.
- Academic Research – Résumé, statement of objectives, and letters of recommendation are used to assess a student's ability to conduct quality academic research.
Financial Aid for PhD Students
Students admitted to a Walton College PhD program may receive graduate assistantship funding which includes a full tuition waiver and an annual stipend of $18,200.
Highly qualified students may be nominated for fellowship funding up to $22,000 per year in addition to the assistantship award.PhD Assistantships
Requirements for Ph.D. Applicants
Please note that applicants for a doctoral program at the University of Arkansas have a secondary language requirement if they are awarded a graduate assistantship. Successful applicants must meet an additional speaking and writing language score to begin the teaching duties of their assistantship. This second requirement cannot be waived, although it can be met after arrival upon approval by the Graduate School of Business. Please review the International Admissions website for the minimum speaking and writing scores.
Tests and Minimum Scores for Teaching Assistantships
Tests and Minimum Scores for Teaching Assistantships can be found at the Graduate School and International Admissions site.
Institutional Code for Test Scores:
Official scores should be sent directly from the testing service. Our institution code is 6866.