Graduate School Application
You will apply to the UGA Graduate School. Once the Graduate School reviews your application, it is forwarded to the Terry’s Doctoral Programs Office, where it is given to the specific department to which you applied.
Required Documents for All Applicants
- Unofficial transcripts from institutions you’ve attended
Submit an English version if you have attended schools outside the US. Official transcripts will be required upon admission. UGA students and alumni are exempt as their records are on file.
- GMAT or GRE scores
Some departments (Economics) require the GRE, other departments (ACCT) require the GMAT, while some other departments may accept either under certain circumstances.
- 3 letters of recommendation
Letters should be from individuals who have knowledge of your academic and/or professional capability. The application will prompt your recommenders to submit their letters electronically.
- Statement of Purpose
As part of the online application, you are required to upload a Statement of Purpose that describes your motivation for pursuing doctoral study.
Additional Documents for International Applicants
- 2 documents providing receipt of each degree
- TOEFL scores
- Certificate of Finances form
You must submit a one-time application fee via credit card online in order to complete your application — $75 for domestic applicants, $100 for international applicants.
Departments will begin reviewing applications on January 4. Applications will be accepted for review until admissions to your specific doctoral program have been completed.
Notification of Acceptance
The UGA Graduate School must concur with the departmental admissions committee before the decision becomes official. An "official acceptance letter" will be mailed by the UGA Graduate School. Prior to the receipt of the Graduate School's official notification, any notification of acceptance communicated by the Terry College, either verbally or written, is considered "pending Graduate School approval" and is unofficial.
To be considered for admission, applicants should have:
- A four-year baccalaureate degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution.
- An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) are eligible to be considered for the program.
Admission is highly selective and identifies those individuals who are judged to meet the academic challenges of the program. The selection committee evaluates each file on its individual merits as it relates to the goals and purpose of our program. Selection combines evaluations of an applicant's scholastic ability, professional activities, and career performance. This is accomplished by a review of academic transcripts, essays, test scores, and recommendation letters.