The USC Marshall School of Business fosters an entrepreneurial and global mindset across all disciplines, and this thought-leadership starts in our faculty and student research. Our Ph.D. Program is dedicated to developing researchers who will become innovators as faculty at business schools throughout the world.

A desire to lead through research, academic potential, and personal discipline are the qualities it takes to succeed as a Marshall Ph.D. student. The new students we enroll each year embody this spirit.

This section of our website is dedicated to finding the next generation of Marshall Ph.D. students. Review the admissions information carefully and prepare an application that best expresses your academic abilities, research interests, and future goals.

Thank you for your interest in the USC Marshall Ph.D. Program. We look forward to receiving your application.


Application Deadlines

Application for Fall 2022 admission is closed. The next opportunity to apply to the PhD Program is for Fall 2023 admission. The 2023 online application will be available in September 2022.

The information below reflects the Fall 2022 application information and will be updated for the Fall 2023 cycle when the application opens.

December 15: Application Deadline - Accounting*

January 15: Application Deadline - Data Sciences & Operations, Finance & Business Economics, Marketing and Management and Organization**

* Although the Marshall Ph.D. Program application is open until January 15th, the Accounting program application deadline is December 15th.  

**The Management and Organization deadline has been extended from December 15, 2021 to January 15, 2022.

You can submit your application up until 11:59 PM PST on the deadline date. Ensure you allow for time to complete the required payment section. You must click Submit and complete the final payment information before the deadline in order to guarantee your submission is accepted.


Special Notes

To apply:

1. Please refer the Marshall Ph.D. Program (495) application.

2. Please refer to final/program materials section of the Marshall Ph.D. Program (495) application, under the Questions tab, to specify the program (accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations or statistics) you would like to pursue.