Students are admitted to the doctoral program in marketing only for a fall semester start and on a full-time basis. For admission to the program, an applicant must have:
The admissions committee evaluates the applicant’s quantitative and communication skills and background, the applicant’s statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, previous work experience and an invited interview.
Only qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview. The preferred venue is to have the candidate visit MSU. In those cases where the distance is too great, a telephone/Skype interview will be scheduled.
Please have official transcripts and an attested degree copy (both in English and original language) sent directly from your university to MSU to have your application reviewed for admission.
Note: For International students admitted into the MKT PhD program from China only please visit the following link regarding submitting your official transcripts and degree verification.
An application to the Marketing program requires the following materials:
If you are interested, you should apply online, pay your application fee and send your documentation to the following address:
Department of Marketing
Attn: Marketing Doctoral Program Admissions
Business College Complex
632 Bogue St Rm N370
East Lansing, MI 48824
For answers to questions that you might have, please contact the director of the marketing doctoral program, Ahmet Kirca, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more about the program by downloading our program viewbook.
We strongly recommend that you submit your application in early fall, but no later than December 15 for consideration for admission the following fall. Well-qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible since, for such candidates, there is a possibility of submitting their applications for consideration for doctoral fellowships at either the university or college levels.
Take the next step to become a leader in business scholarship and research. Apply to the marketing doctoral program at Michigan State University.