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Admission Process and Standards


1. Applicants must meet admission requirements for the University of Toledo Graduate College.

2. Applicants may be admitted with a bachelor's or a master's degree. Students with bachelor's degrees are required to complete 30 hours of Master's level courses which should include the five business foundation courses before taking the 8000 level courses.

3. Students are expected to have competence in math, computing, and statistics sufficient to satisfy prerequisites for the quantitative courses in the Ph.D. curriculum. Students should have successfully completed one year (two semesters or three quarters) of calculus, statistics through regression analysis and analysis of variance, and macro- and micro-economics (may be covered in one course) in their undergraduate program. Students who have not completed calculus, statistics, and macro- and micro-economics prerequisites prior to admission must enroll in these courses during the first year of the doctoral program (without credit toward the degree). 

4. Students are expected to have proficiency in a computer language and in the use of software packages.

5. Students should have earned a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA (on a scale of 4.0), a minimum 3.5 graduate GPA (on a scale of 4.0), and a minimum 600 GMAT score. In suitable cases scores on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) can be considered (a minimum 290 GRE). A minimum 4.5 GMAT or GRE Analytical Writing is recommended.

6. International applicants must meet the University TOEFL requirement.


Students apply for admission to the College of Graduate Studies. The Ph.D. Admission Committee of the College of Business and Innovation will not process the application until the committee receives the complete file from the College of Graduate Studies. The College of Graduate Studies does not forward the application to the College of Business and Innovation until it is complete. The file should contain transcripts of all college work, a statement of purpose, three letters of reference, a recent resume, and GMAT (or GRE) scores.

1. For full consideration, all completed applications received by January 15, 2014 will be considered for Fall 2014 admission to the Ph.D. program. Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis.

2. When Spring admission is open, it will be only granted for students who need to satisfy the prerequisites and foundation courses. Completed applications received by October 14th will be considered for Spring admission to the Ph.D. program. Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis. Students admitted during Spring Semester will not be enrolled in any minor or major Ph.D. classes until they satisfy the prerequisites and foundation courses.

3. No summer and spring admissions.

4. Fill out the application completely. Do not skip any part of the application. Missing information may delay processing of your application.

5. The Admission Committee wants a complete record of your career from the beginning of your undergraduate degree to the time of admission. The information you provide will be cross checked and confirmed.


1. Include only facts and not judgments of your performance. False claims may lead to removal from program, if admitted.

2. Here is a suggested format: (1) contact information, (2) objective, (3) education/degree/major/date received-expected, (4) academic rank and/or honors/distinction, (5) employers in chronological order, (6) awards and outstanding accomplishments, (7) outside activities, offices held, hobbies.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendations are required with the application. Letters from educators and business professionals familiar with your skills, abilities, characters, and potential for study for the degree are requested.

Statement of Purpose

The statement should address your perception of what the program entails. Think about the fit between your interests and our program. Your Statement should provide a complete picture that you would like to present to the admissions committee. Discuss your strengths and weaknesses.


The Admission Committee will develop a short list of applicants who will be interviewed in person or by phone on a conference call if they are in another country/state. Campus visits prior to the application are appropriate and you may be able to speak with current students, faculty, and staff. 


 Based on recommendations of the Ph.D. Admission Committee, the Ph.D. Director makes offers of admission and financial assistance (normally by second week of April) for the following Fall (August). At this time, the Ph.D. Admission Committee returns decision sheets to the graduate school notifying acceptance or rejection. College of Graduate Studies notifies all applicants as to the results of the application review process.

If openings occur at other times (e.g., due to funds being faced up), the available applicants at the time are reviewed by the Ph.D. Admission Committee and the committee may interview the applicants. Again, the Ph.D. Director makes admission decisions upon the recommendations of the Ph.D. Admission Committee and communicate the same to the selected candidates.



For Ph.D. Program, Application, and Admission Status, please contact:

Dr. Suvankar (Sam) Ghosh

Director of the Ph.D. program
College of Business and Innovation
The University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio 43606


Last Updated: 5/17/18