PhD Program Application Process

The PhD application is closed to submissions for the Fall 2023 year. The Fall 2024 application will be available in September 2023.

In order to review your application it must be complete. An application is not considered complete until all of the materials listed below have been received. You will receive an email confirmation once your application is complete.

Applications completed after the deadline may be reviewed at the departmental committee's discretion. Applications that are still incomplete after the departmental committee has met are subject to peremptory denial.

A completed application consists of

  1. Online Business PhD Departmental Application

    The Business PhD Departmental Application provides additional information that is needed to complete your application for the Lundquist College of Business doctoral program.

  2. UO Graduate Admission Online Application and nonrefundable $70.00 (U.S. applicants) or $90.00 (international applicants) application fee

    Applicants will be required to pay the non-refundable application fee at the time the UO Graduate Admission Online Application is submitted.

  3. Up-to-date Resume (submit online via departmental application)

    Resumes must include the month and year for position duration (for example, "January 2018–October 2020: Account Representative").

  4. Statement of Purpose (submit online via departmental application) 

    Please submit a personal statement of approximately 1,000 words that (1) states your professional goals and areas of academic interest; (2) describes your academic, professional, and personal experiences that have prepared you for the PhD program, (3) gives your reasons for pursuing a PhD degree in your chosen field and (4) why you are applying to the University of Oregon.

  5. Writing Sample (submit online via departmental application)

    Please include a paper or article that you have written relevant to your chosen field. The Lundquist College of Business supports PhD students principally through research and teaching assistantships and teaching assignments. Examples of materials that might be submitted include a paper written for a course (within the last five years), a paper published in a professional journal (within the last three years), or a paper specifically prepared for the application.

  6. Three (3) Letters of Recommendations (register recommenders online via departmental application) 

    After you register your recommenders online via the departmental application, your recommenders will be automatically directed to a recommendation website linked to your application. Ideally, your recommendations would come from persons who can provide information about your academic abilities and suitability for PhD-level study. You can submit your departmental application BEFORE your recommendations have been received.

  7. Transcripts (two-part process)

    1. Upload unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended to the PhD Departmental Application.

    2. Submit official transcripts to the University of Oregon Office of the Registrar. Please follow official transcript requirements as detailed by the UO Graduate School website.

    Office of the Registrar Mailing Address:
    University of Oregon
    Office of the Registrar
    5257 University of Oregon
    Eugene OR 97403-1217

    Official Electronic Transcripts. Official electronic transcripts should be sent to: (To check on the status of official transcripts/degree certificates received by the University of Oregon, please call the Registrar at 541-346-2935.)

    Degree in Progress. If you have not yet finished your degree at the time of application, you will still need to submit your in-progress "unofficial" transcript via the PhD online departmental application. However, you do NOT need to send your official (in-progress) transcript to the Office of the Registrar until AFTER your degree is conferred and the degree and award date are printed on the transcript.

    Degree Certificate. If your degree and degree award date are not posted on the transcript, as is the case with most international transcripts, you will need to include the related degree certificate with your transcript.

    View additional transcript details for international applicants

    (To check on the status of official transcripts/degree certificates received by the University of Oregon, please call the Registrar at 541-346-2935.)

  8. Official GMAT or GRE Score Report

    Submit an official copy of your GMAT score by selecting the GMAT Business School program name Charles H. Lundquist College of Business – PhD Program (code = KSQ-5N-72). For more information on registration, test centers, test preparation materials, and test fees, please visit the GMAT website.

    If you have already taken the GMAT exam, but did not list the UO Charles H. Lundquist College of Business as a participating school to have access to your online official score report, you will need to contact GMAT in order to add our school to the list of participating schools who can access your report.


    Official GRE score by using the GRE Institutional Code for the University of Oregon (4846) and the GRE Departmental code for Business Administration and Management (4201). Get more information on preparing for and scheduling a GRE exam.

    GMAT and GRE scores are only valid for five (5) years.

    As long as you include copies of GRE or GMAT score reports in your online application, you may hold off on submitting the official scores until after the admissions decision.

  9. Language Competency

    Applicants whose native language is not English must fulfill additional language proficiency requirements. ("Native language" is defined as the language you spoke at home since birth AND the language you spoke and wrote as your primary language in school beginning at age five and continuing through the rest of your education.)

    Submitting Official TOEFL or IELTS Academic Score Report: The score report is valid for 2 years only. ETS must send a TOEFL score report to the University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846.

    It can take up to 30 days from the time of your request for official ETS scores to be available in the UO system. Plan your request so that ETS scores are available prior to application deadlines.

    View Additional Requirements for International Applicants