Complete the online application along with the $50 application fee.
Select the following to locate the Ph.D. in Business Administration online application:
Application Type: Graduate Programs
College: J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Program: Business Administration; Doctor of Philosophy
Concentration: Select the concentration you are applying for
- For the computer information systems concentration, a program track selection is required.
- For the management concentration, a program specialization selection is required.
Applicants for most areas of study may submit GMAT or GRE scores. However, doctoral students concentrating in accounting or strategic management must submit GMAT scores.
Unofficial transcripts may be submitted at the time of application.
One official copy of the transcript of all college work is required from each previously attended institution if you are subsequently offered admission.
Each transcript must be closed with the institution's official seal across the flap. If an institution's policies do not permit sending official transcripts to applicants for use with self-managed applications, the transcripts may be sent directly to the Office of Admissions – Graduate Programs.
The eSCRIP-SAFE System
Electronic transcripts from eSCRIP-SAFE are acceptable if your institution is listed as a “sender” (not receiver) of transcripts. “Sender” must be selected for the member type. If a school does not utilize eSCRIP, we will accept official transcripts electronically as long as they are sent by the institution directly to our email address:
Transcript Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Transcript Order Site Name: Georgia State University – Graduate Programs
Mailing Address (U.S. Postal Service)
Office of Admissions – Graduate Programs
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4018
Atlanta, GA 30302
Delivery Address (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.)
Office of Admission – Graduate Programs
Georgia State University – Sparks Hall 200
33 Gilmer Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30302
This portion of the Ph.D. application is your opportunity to highlight qualities relevant to your success that may not be evident in test scores and past academic performance. This statement also should address your research and career interests.
All applicants must submit an updated résumé. Please include the following: names of employers, dates of employment, job title, job responsibilities, number of hours worked per week, title of supervisor, approximate number of employees in organization, professional affiliations and awards.
Three letters of recommendation are required from people who are able to evaluate your intellectual capacity for advanced study, independent research and analytical thinking as well as your potential for effective teaching at the collegiate level. Recommendation letters may be submitted through the online application process or in sealed envelopes from the recommender; recommenders must sign their names across the sealed portion of the back of the envelope.
If an interview or additional information is required, applicants will be notified.
Immunization forms should be sent directly to the Immunization Office after an offer of admission is accepted by the applicant.
Want to know the status of your application? Log in to your graduate application to view your program checklist. Once all of the required admission items have been received, your application will be reviewed for minimum admission requirements before being routed to the program faculty for an admission decision.
If you already have submitted an application and are looking for a status update or are following up with supplemental documents, please contact the Georgia State Office of Admissions – Graduate Programs:
The Ph.D. program admits students once a year for the fall semester. We will begin accepting applications for fall 2023 on September 15, 2022. For fullest consideration, the application and all required materials should be submitted by January 9, 2023.
After the application deadline, some departments may consider high-quality, late applicants. Contact the Ph.D. faculty coordinator in the following departments for approval to apply after the deadline:
- Digital Innovation
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Real Estate
- Risk Management & Insurance
In making admissions decisions, each academic unit must consider the optimum number of students in the program. This could result in the denial or deferral of otherwise qualified applicants.