Admissions

We typically admit between 2 and 4 students each fall (we do not admit students in the spring). Sometimes we prioritize micro track applicants (e.g., organizational behavior) and sometimes we prioritize macro track applicants (e.g., strategic management). We anticipate admitting students in both tracks for the 2017 class.

Application Deadline

We will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort in October, with a December 31 deadline.

We anticipate admitting students in both the micro and macro tracks.

Admission Requirements

The applicant must have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement as an undergraduate. The minimum level of academic achievement is a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate work before graduation, though successful applicants have average scores significantly higher. The average GPA of recent admissions has been 3.8.

The College does not require students to earn a master’s degree prior to admission, but a master’s degree in a core social science discipline (economics, engineering, mathematics, operations research, psychology) is beneficial. Roughly half of our current Ph.D. students have MBA’s or other master’s degrees, with half having only undergraduate degrees. Please note that, because of the differences in emphasis between Ph.D. coursework and master’s coursework, credits can rarely be transferred.

The average GMAT scores of our students is around 700, but scores of cohorts vary from year-to-year. Admission requirements for the Ph.D. include (a) a minimum grade point average of 3.0, (b) a minimum GMAT score of 600, and (c) for nonnative speakers of English, a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL. Although these are the minimum requirements, most students accepted into the Ph.D. in management have a GPA above 3.5 and a GMAT score above 650.

International Applicants

International students must also submit an English proficiency test. Check the UF Admissions website for minimum scores and exemptions.

International applicants who took the GRE must also have scored a verbal section score of 140 or higher.

Applicants may be exempted from submitting a language test score if:

  • They are citizens of a country where English is the official language. View a list of such countries.
  • They have official proof of successfully completing the UF English Language Institute (ELI) prior to applying.
  • They have proof of spending at least one year as a full-time student at a college or university in a country where English is the official language. Please note: time spent in ESL (English as a Second Language) programs does not qualify for this exemption. View a list of such countries.

Letters should be written by faculty or persons that can speak to the suitability of the applicant for Ph.D. studies.

Application Instructions

Complete the online application to the University of Florida Graduate School. As part of that process, you will need to:

  • Write your Academic Statement of Purpose. This essay should convey why you want to pursue a Ph.D. in Management at the University of Florida, and what your career goals are after graduating from the program. Note that the online interface limits your statement to around a single-spaced page in length.
  • Request three letters of recommendation online. Note that requests for recommendation are not sent to your contacts until after you submit the online application. Paper-based recommendations are also accepted and should be mailed to:

    Dr. Joyce Bono
    Ph.D. Coordinator
    P.O. Box 117165
    Gainesville, FL, 32611-7165

  • Pay application fee online. The fee is $30.00 (plus $1.75 processing fee) for both U.S. citizens and International applicants. Fee waivers cannot be granted.

Submit official GMAT (preferred) or GRE scores through the respective testing service website. Please also note your scores in your online application.

  • GMAT scores: institution code J7Z-5J-64, “University of Florida – Warrington College of Business – PhD in Management”
  • GRE scores: institution code UF 5812, with a separate unofficial copy sent to:
    • Dr. Joyce Bono
      Ph.D. Coordinator
      P.O. Box 117165
      Gainesville, FL, 32611-7165
International Applicants

For International applicants, submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) scores through the respective testing service website. Send TOEFL scores to institution code 5812.

Mail a copy of your resume or curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Joyce Bono
Ph.D. Coordinator
P.O. Box 117165
Gainesville, FL, 32611-7165

Submit official transcripts. Must be sealed and official—we cannot accept Xerox or notarized copies. One set should be mailed to:

Dr. Joyce Bono
Ph.D. Coordinator
P.O. Box 117165
Gainesville, FL, 32611-7165

A second set should be mailed to:

UF Office of Admissions
PO Box 114000 (201 Criser Hall)
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

International students must submit credentials in the original language accompanied by an English translation and degree statement, if applicable.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I hear whether I have been accepted?

We typically make our admissions decisions in early February.