Ph.D. in Business With a Finance Area of Focus

Please note: This program will not be accepting doctoral candidate applications for Fall 2020. Completed applications and all required credentials (including official entrance examination scores) must be received by January 15, 2021 for the Fall 2021 semester.

Admission Standards

Admission is highly selective. Typically, two doctoral students in finance are admitted each year. The following criteria are considered when evaluating candidates for admission:

  • High test scores
  • Performance in previous degree programs
  • Letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s potential for success in a competitive doctoral program
  • Consistency between the candidate’s research interests and those of the faculty
  • Congruence between the applicant’s professional and educational goals and the requirements and objectives of the Ph.D. program

Doctoral Program Admissions

All applications must be submitted through GW’s online application system. For more information about applying and admission requirements, please visit the Doctoral program admissions page.