Application deadline

The deadline for submission of the online application and supporting materials is January 1. Admission decisions are usually made in March. The ASU Graduate College notifies the applicant of the decision. Offers cannot be deferred to another year

Application materials


Send all official university transcripts to ASU Graduate Admissions, or request that your original institution submit them directly. A Document Reference Number can be included on each transcript for authentication purposes. For international transcripts, review the ASU Graduate Admissions guidelines.

Test requirements
The PhD program accepts GMAT or GRE scores. The GMAT institutional code for W. P. Carey School is 0GZ-1R-80.

Letters of recommendation
Select three individuals who can speak to your personal qualities, career focus and potential for success in the W. P. Carey School of Business PhD program. The university will contact your recommenders directly to secure additional information..

Personal Statement
Prepare your personal statement offline and then upload the file as a Word, PDF, or text document through the online application. The personal statement allows you the opportunity to highlight qualities and experiences that distinguish you as a prospective W. P. Carey School of Business doctoral student. The personal statement should be no more than two to four pages long.

The statement should highlight personal background, education, work experiences, achievements, career goals, qualifications, and reasons for wanting to pursue doctoral study in agribusiness in the W. P. Carey School of Business. In review of the personal statement, the Morrison School of Agribusiness Graduate Committee will seek evidence of your maturity, academic preparation and potential, ability to communicate clearly and professionally, and your overall readiness to pursue doctoral work.

Employment summary
Prepare a resume/CV offline and then upload via the online application as a Word, PDF, or text document. Your resume/CV should highlight education and work experiences, any recognitions or awards, volunteer service, or other items that may be helpful in the evaluation of your application.

Application fee

Domestic: $70
International: $115

International students

International students applying for doctoral program admission must submit additional information to be considered: