Executive Phd Application Process
The Executive Ph.D. program will have two admission rounds for the Fall 2020 cohort that starts in August. Please be aware of these deadlines as you are applying to the program and completing the steps outlined below.
|Decision Round||Departmental Supplemental App. Submission Deadline||Departmental Supplemental App. Decision Date||Interview Results, Decision||Deposit Deadline|
|Round1||January 15, 2020||January 29, 2020||February 11, 2020||March 18, 2020|
|Round 2||March 18, 2020||April 1, 2020||April 13, 2020||May 18, 2020|
Step 1 - Complete the Departmental Supplemental Application
Fall 2020: Click HERE to access your Supplemental Application.
Item 1: Submit Current Resume
Current resume with three academic or professional references on last page including: reference name, title, company, contact information.
Item 2: Submit Statement of Purpose
Submit a minimum 2 page document explaining your passion and desire for entering this program including goals and decision influences for pursuing this Executive Ph.D. This is your opportunity to showcase your research interests and professional objectives to the admission’s committee.
Item 3: Submit Unofficial Transcript(s) or Unofficial Transcript Evaluation
Upload your unofficial transcript(s) from both your bachelor’s and master’s program or transcript evaluation (this step is NOT required for FAU graduates). If you only have an official copy of your transcripts or evaluation, please mail them to our office.
Item 4: Submit Unofficial GMAT/GRE Score
Applicants that have completed the GRE/GMAT, please upload your unofficial GMAT or GRE score.
Item 5 (if applicable): Submit Unofficial TOEFL or IELTS Exam Score
Applicants that have completed the TOEFL or IELTS, please upload your unofficial score. This is only required for students on an F-1 visa where English is not the primary language in their home country. Applicants who have completed a minimum of two years of postsecondary education in the United States are exempt from this requirement.
Item 6: Submit Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
The supplemental application includes a "Recommendations" tab with space to enter three email addresses corresponding to your recommenders. If email addresses are entered, please notify your recommenders they can expect a request from you - via email - containing a link to our database. Alternatively, you can upload scanned letters of recommendation. One recommender must be a professor, while the remaining letters can be professional (instructor, colleague, manager, associate) and can be a subset of your references. Ensure all letters of recommendation are on official letter head and explains how they know you and in which manner they have worked with you in the past.
Step 2 - Interview
The admissions committee will review all completed applications starting on January 15th, 2020. After this date, our admissions office will notify you with the admissions decision.
If the admissions decision is positive, the admissions office will schedule an interview.
Interviews are by invitation only and are a required step in the admissions process.
The invitation to interview indicates your application has reached the stage of consideration,
but it does not guarantee admission to the Executive Ph.D. program.
Step 3- Decision and Next Steps
Upon successful completion of the interview, you will be informed of your admission status. Your admissions coordinator will then send you information for the next steps to complete the application process.