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We understand that you might have further questions about the PhD with a concentration in marketing after reviewing our web pages. If you still have questions after reviewing this FAQ page, please contact us or the ASU Graduate College.
Applications are due on January 9 for admission in the fall of the same year. We do not accept late applications, and we do not admit students for the spring or summer terms. We do not participate in rolling admissions, so there is no advantage to submitting your application earlier than January 9.
Submit your application, including letters of recommendation, to the ASU Graduate College online via the Graduate Online Application.
We accept either the GMAT or the GRE.
The application process is very competitive. We give preference to applicants with GMAT scores of 650+ (or above the 80th percentile on the GRE). For those applicants, we consider all aspects of the application, including grades, personal statement, research interests, and interviews. The average GMAT score for recently admitted applicants is approximately 695.
ASU has a minimum requirement of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL. The PhD in Marketing program seeks applicants with excellent written and spoken English communications skills. We evaluate these skills via the personal statement and interviews with the applicant. Please see the ASU Graduate College website for possible exemptions to the TOEFL requirement.
In recent years, we have accepted between 5% and 10% of those applying to the PhD in Marketing program. We typically accept between 2 and 4 students per year.
If you are accepted, your tuition will be covered for five years, and you will receive a modest stipend to cover living expenses for five years (given satisfactory progress in the program). There may be additional opportunities to earn money as an instructor or teaching assistant, particularly in the summers.
No, we do not have a part-time program. The program is full-time for 4 – 5 years, and you should plan to be physically present at the ASU Tempe campus for that time period.
Please discuss the rationale behind your decision to pursue a PhD in Marketing, your interest in ASU in particular, and your specific research interests.
We strive to make our admissions offers by mid-March. However, if you are on the waiting list, you may not receive a final decision until April 15.
Please see our Placement Data page.
If you have technical questions related to submitting your application, please contact the ASU Graduate College (firstname.lastname@example.org; 480-965-6113).
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