Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. The Doctoral Studies Committee in the major areas will evaluate applicants to the Ph.D. program based on several factors, including academic achievement, standardized test scores, employment history, a personal statement, letters of recommendation, and possibly an interview. All applicants must submit the following material for evaluation:
- official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from a recent (no more than five years old) administration of the examination
- three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources familiar with the applicant’s background
- a résumé or curriculum vitae and a statement of academic interests and goals
- International students must also submit a score of at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL scores may not be more than two years old.
Candidates who do not possess a baccalaureate or master’s degree in a business or business-related discipline with sufficient quantitative rigor are required to complete a program consisting of a minimum of 87 semester credit hours. The Doctoral Studies Committee for the major area discipline will determine a degree program for each candidate based upon that candidate’s particular background. Candidates whose backgrounds are determined to be insufficient in specific areas may be directed to take additional background or leveling courses (See sections A, B, and C of the Program of Study) before proceeding to the program’s required courses. Candidates who enter the program with the appropriate prior graduate coursework may be waived from some or all of the background requirements (sections A, B, and C).
Admission normally requires appointment to a teaching assistantship, research assistantship, or research fellowship. The Doctoral Studies Committee, comprised of members selected from the graduate faculty, is responsible for advising students.
For more details, see http://business.utsa.edu/phd/phd_ba_admissions.aspx