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The PhD admission application for Fall 2018 is now closed. We are no longer reviewing any new applications.  The admission application for Fall 2019 will be available online beginning September 1, 2018.

Please use the link below to complete and submit your application.

Deadline for Submission of On-Line Application and required materials: January 5

Our doctoral program accepts full-time students only. Admissions decisions are made in the spring.


  • Completed and submitted online application.
  • Official transcripts for all university level course work for which a grade was received must be scanned and uploaded through the online application system. All documents not in English must be accompanied by an English translation from either the issuing institution or a certified translation service. Do not mail paper copies of your transcripts prior to receiving an offer of admission. If you are offered admission you will be required to mail all official transcripts, stamped and sealed by the issuing institution, to the Simon PhD office. Admission offers are contingent upon receiving official transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required. The letters of recommendation may be submitted either electronically via our online application or by mail. We will consider additional recommendations, however please note that if you have more than three recommenders, the additional letters will need to be mailed directly to the contact address listed below (as our on-line system only has space for three). Any recommendation mailed in should be sealed and signed across the seal by the recommender prior to mailing. We do not accept letters of recommendation by email.
  • Two completed essays submitted via the online application (see online application).
  • A current resume is required to be submitted via the online application.
  • An official test score report, either the GRE or the GMAT (either test score is acceptable for the application), less than five-years old (sent to us directly from ETS - GRE or GMAT). Our GMAT reporting code is WX9-8R-41.  Our GRE code is 2961.
  • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not received a degree from an English-speaking institution, an official TOEFL test score report less than two years old from ETS (TOEFL).  Our TOEFL reporting code is 8168. If you will receive a degree from an English speaking institution prior to July 2018, you may waive the TOEFL score requirement. We do not accpet the IELTS.
  • The non-refundable USD $100 application fee (waived for applications with a GMAT score of 720 or above or a GRE combined score of verbal and quantitative of 329 or above.) If your GMAT or GRE score qualifies you for the fee waiver, please select the waiver option for payment when submitting your on-line application. The waiver will then be verified when we receive your official test score report.

Recommendations, and other supporting materials may be sent to:

Simon School PhD Program Office
University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd
4-308 Carol Simon Hall
Rochester, NY 14627-0100


Application Status

You can view the status of your application on-line through your application account. By checking your application status, you can verify whether we have received the necessary pieces of your application.


Interviews are not a requirement for admission to our program and interviews are not granted upon request of the applicants.


If you have previously applied to the Simon School PhD Program, we request that you complete a new application. This will require that you create a new log-in for our online application system. Please mark that you have previously applied to our program and we will try to match your previous materials such as transcripts and test scores to your current application. Please note, prior application materials are kept on file for a maximum of two years only.

Deadline for Submission of On-Line Application: January 5

Begin the application process now by creating on online application account.



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