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Ph.D. Admissions

Ph.D. Admissions Requirements

The UCR School of Business is not accepting Ph.D. applications for Fall 2024. The next application cycle will be for Fall 2025 (applications will be open in September 2024).

Admissions applicants are expected to have completed a bachelor’s degree at a four-year accredited college or university and to have attained an undergraduate academic record that satisfies the standards established by the Graduate Division of University of California, Riverside. In addition to the following requirements, all applicants must meet the general requirements as set forth in the Graduate Studies section of the General Catalog.

Degree Requirements

A prior business degree is not a requirement. However, if a student has no previous business coursework, he/she must consult with the Graduate Advisor about whether any coursework in the major field area will be necessary.

Exam Requirements

Applicants will be required to submit official GMAT or GRE exam scores. Preference for one exam is not given over the other. All applicants whose first language is not English must also submit an acceptable TOEFL test score prior to admittance. The successful applicant is expected to score at least 560 on the paper exam or 220 on the computer based exam, or 80 on the TOEFL iBT. Applications are accepted for admission for fall quarter.

Language Requirements

There is no foreign language requirement for the Ph.D. program, but students who wish to TA must pass an English language proficiency exam. Students are expected to communicate their research findings in English in written and oral presentations.

For more information about our Ph.D. Admission Requirements:

Please contact our admissions team at agsmadmissions@ucr.edu or visit the PhD concentration pages to get started.