Preliminary Application For International Ph.D. Applicants

This form is only for International Applicants (non-US Citizens) not residing in the US. All others should fill out the full application form. Please Note: The equivalent of a four-year American baccalaureate degree is required for application.

Objective Tests Taken

Before proceeding with this application, please note that test scores must be reported.

Note: The GMAT is required for applicants in Accounting. The other departments: Finance, Management, Marketing, Insurance and Real Estate, and Supply Chain and Information Systems prefer the GMAT, but the GRE is an acceptable alternative. The actual scores must be written in the space below and either a GMAT or GRE is required. Predicted scores are not accepted.

A TOEFL score is required if you will not have graduated with a bachelorís or masterís degree from a college or university located in a country where the primary language is English by the time you would start the program at Penn State. These countries include Australia, Belize, British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, the Republic of Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the United States, South Africa, or Wales. We do not accept the IELTS scores.

All fields marked with a are required.

Please give all the dates in the mm/dd/yyyy format only.

GRE      Do not enter a total score if you are reporting the new GRE test score.

Personal Information


Education Plan

Management and Organization
Insurance and Real Estate
Supply Chain and Information Systems
Academic position, teaching university
Academic position, top-50 research university
Industrial management
Industrial research

School and University Record

(List in order, including secondary school from which graduated. Include the University you may now be attending).


(List any publications such as journal articles, contributions to conference proceedings, book chapters, etc.).

Work Experience

(List in order any work experience, including job title, primary activities, and dates).

For more information contact:
Ph.D. Program
Smeal College of Business
The Pennsylvania State University
351 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802-3603