Application Process

A formal application is required of all persons seeking admission to the Ph.D. in Business Administration – Operations and Supply Chain Management program. The Ph.D. program only admits students during the fall semester and the process has strict deadlines as shown below.

The following dates are in chronological order of application review and funding opportunities.

  • September 3: Fall application available to begin submission process.
  • December 10: Strongly recommended that all applicants (U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and international) submit their online application/uploaded documents for early review and the most consideration for available financial support, including university, Mays, and departmental fellowships.
  • December 11 – January 11: Primary review period. Applications continue to be accepted.
  • January 12 – April 14: Applications continue to be accepted, though funding opportunities may decrease.
  • December 11 – April 14: Applications continue to be accepted, though in some years, the application cycle closes as early as February. Funding opportunities may decrease for applications received late in the cycle.
  • April 15 – May 25: Application may be closed at any time as the program fills.
  • May 26: Application closes. No additional application submissions can be accepted after this date, even if you have started your online application.

Application submission and departmental review are conducted electronically.

We do not use official test scores or transcripts to review Mays Ph.D. Program applications.

  • Submit online application and upload requested documents only. Do not mail paper documents or additional information.
  • Apply online using our BusinessCAS application form.
  • Application fee paid online by credit card within the BusinessCAS application system.
  • Upload supporting documents:
    • Essay/Personal statement question(s).
    • Scanned transcripts (.pdf) from each senior-level post secondary institution for the review process.
      • File size should not exceed 4mb. To reduce file size, scan dpi around 150 if needed.
      • Unofficial transcripts printed from student academic accounts may be uploaded. (We understand a transcript may not list final grades if applying in a current semester.)
    • Professional résumé.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation uploaded into BusinessCAS by the recommenders. No more than three letters will be accepted for review.  Electronic letters of recommendation are recommended in order to expedite your application.
  • Unofficial GMAT or GRE scores will be typed in your application. Do not send an official or hard copy.
    • We prefer that individuals submit a valid test score (either GMAT or GRE) with their application to the Mays PhD program. However, we recognize the challenges COVID-19 creates in terms of taking the GMAT or the GRE test. When applying to our PhD program, if you are not able to submit a valid test score because of difficulties created by COVID-19, please submit a statement indicating that this is the case as a separate document in your application.
  • International applicant section
    • Unofficial TOEFL or IELTS score will be typed in your application.  The entire international section must also be completed.
  • Not reviewed: certificates, writing samples, research, etc.

Mailing Supporting Documents for Ph.D. Admissions

The Ph.D. Program only accepts applications and supporting documents using the online application system. Additional documents received by mail will not be considered.

The program mailing address for formally admitted students is:

Mays Business School – Ph.D. Program
Graduate Admissions Office
Texas A&M University
440 Wehner
4113 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4113

Submitting Test Scores for Ph.D. Admissions

  • GRE and TOEFL code is 6003
  • GMAT code is Mays Ph.D. Program specific: 7B7-K9-57
  • To report IELTS scores:
    Texas A&M University only accepts scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center. No paper Test Report Forms will be accepted. Please contact the test center where you took the IELTS test and request that your test scores be sent electronically using the IELTS system to Texas A&M University, PO Box 40002, College Station, TX. Please note: there may be multiple addresses on file for the same university. Be sure you reference the PO Box 40002 address.
  • Test information is available at mba.com for the GMAT and www.gre.org for the GRE

CURRNTLY ENROLLED TAMU GRADUATE STUDENTS: To apply for fall admission to Mays, contact the Mays Ph.D. Program at maysphdprogram@mays.tamu.edu or call (979) 458-0493 for instructions.