At Boston University Questrom School of Business, PhD candidates are researchers, collaborators, students, and teachers.
It’s a tight-knit community where world-class faculty members partner with students, helping them to master research methods, learn across disciplines, and analyze data. Above all, they work together to tackle the most challenging management problems impacting society.
The community expands beyond Questrom, into Boston, the city we call home. With it’s top universities, leading research centers, and brilliant business minds, you won’t find a better city to be a scholar.
BU provides generous support to its PhD students. This support includes a full tuition scholarship, fully covered student fees, payment of the premium for you to participate in BU’s student health insurance plan, and a stipend to cover living expenses.
Our PhD business program has eight academic disciplines including a specialization in Mathematical Finance. Our PhD community is small, we seek candidates who will thrive in an open environment where collaboration and collegiality are key.
At graduate admissions, when we review applicants we consider analytical skills, GMAT and GRE scores, academic background, and research fit—we want to ensure that your research goals are a good match with our faculty, who provide exceptional support and expertise. Our aim is to create a class of diverse and dedicated researchers. PhD candidates at Questrom come from a variety of impressive backgrounds, not just in academics, but in culture, life experience, and professional work.
We want to get to know you better through your application, beyond the numbers. Ready to take the next step? We encourage applicants from all backgrounds—not just business—to apply to Questrom. We look forward to hearing from you!
Questrom PhD Programs Application Form
- When you’re ready, start with our online application form.
- You may submit one application per entry term, and you can check the status of an existing application at any time.
- Review the admissions checklist to stay on top of required materials, and keep an eye on our deadlines, too.
- Feel free to contact us with any questions along the way. We want the admissions process to be as simple and transparent as possible.
We welcome your re-application. The Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Office keeps all records on file for one year. Re-applicants must submit:
- a new application form and fee ($125)
- an essay discussing updates or changes since the time of the previous application
- reasons for re-applying
- an updated resume
- a new letter of recommendation
- official university-level transcripts (if the re-applicant has taken new coursework since the time of their first application)
- updated GMAT or GRE results (if applicable)
Application Fee Waiver Eligibility
Application Fee Waiver
The Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Office will waive the application fee for current BU employees, as well as for those who attended select admissions events and off-site fairs.
In addition, we will waive the application fee for those who are members or alumni of the following programs:
|The US Military||AmeriCorps||Education Pioneers|
|Management Leadership for
Tomorrow MBA Fellows
|Teach for America||Historically Black Colleges|
|The Peace Corps||City Year Corps||Hispanic Serving Institutions|
To take advantage of this waiver, please fill out the form below once your application has been started. Your CAS ID can be found at the top right of the online application. Once we process your fee waiver request, you’ll receive a follow-up email with additional instructions on how to submit your application. DO NOT click “submit and pay for programs” prior to receiving these instructions. We are unable to offer application fee refunds.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, your application fee waiver may take a few business days to process. If you submit this request before or on one of our application deadlines but do not receive a confirmation from us that same day, your application will still be considered “on time” for the deadline to which you applied. You must submit your waiver request before you submit your application in order for the fee waiver to be applied.
Please note: If you have been approved for an application fee waiver and are applying to one of our dual degree programs, the application fee waiver will be applied to your Questrom application only. You will still need to pay the required application fee for the other school at BU to which you are applying.
PhD Admissions Deadline
|Entry Date||Application Deadline|
|August 2021||January 6, 2021|