The minimum admission requirement is a Master's degree from an accredited college or university. Admission to the program is highly competitive. In general, the applications of those admitted must demonstrate that there is a high probability that they will successfully complete the doctoral program, and that they have high potential for successful pursuit in their fields of interest and in their careers.
The factors that are considered in making admission decisions are as follows:
- Graduate grade point average. Successful doctoral candidates usually have GPAs of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale.
- Applicant’s recommendation letters submitted by two referees
- Motivation letter explaining why admission to the Doctorate program is sought. Successful candidates will show high motivation and employment that is closely related to their field of study.
- GRE and GMAT scores. Successful doctoral candidates typically score in the upper 8th percentile on these tests.