Admission Requirements for Doctoral Program

We have designed the Ph.D. program at the School of Business to provide a strong background in basic disciplines, particularly management and economic theory, computational methods, research methodology, and statistical methods. Our faculty are committed to high-quality research and teaching, and our objective as faculty is to instill those same values and work ethic in our Ph.D. students.

Before entering the Ph.D. program at the School of Business, you must have some proficiency in selected areas of mathematics and quantitative analysis, especially calculus, linear algebra and basic statistics, as these tools are the general foundation for study in all business disciplines. To assure your proficiency, we offer remedial courses addressing these areas.

To obtain a Ph.D., a student needs to complete at least 84 credits beyond the B.S. level. A maximum of 30 credits is awarded for a master's degree from another school. As part of their coursework, students are required to attend research colloquia (lectures) given at Stevens by prominent researchers. When certified for candidacy following completion of the written exams and all coursework, students are required to write and defend a dissertation in a selected area of concentration. It is expected that doctoral dissertations will make significant contributions to the creation of knowledge and the development of theory and practice in a selected area. 

Doctoral study is more than a 40-hour-per-week job, and success in academia requires you to sustain that work commitment throughout your career. You must possess tremendous commitment and drive to succeed in the Ph.D. program. The School of Business shares that commitment in its efforts to provide every full-time student with three years of financial support. 

Visit the admissions criteria page to learn how to prepare your application.

Admission to Stevens Institute of Technology is highly selective.  Applicants are urged to submit complete application materials by preferred deadlines to ensure a timely decision.


October 31

• All masters and Ph.D. applicants


January 31

• Ph.D. applicants seeking funding


April 1

• Ph.D. applicants not seeking funding

Applications with all required materials may be submitted after preferred deadlines.

Domestic applicants may enroll as non-matriculated students and take up to 3 courses. International applicants, depending on visa status, may enroll as nonmatriculated students and take up to 3 courses.