PhD Admission and Financial Aid

Because research is the primary focus of the doctoral program, PhD candidates are freed from any requirement to teach as part of their graduate support. The only requirements for this assistance are that students make adequate progress toward graduation and work with faculty members on research projects.

  • Stipend amount: $34,000
  • Full tuition waiver
  • Inclusion in the university's health plan at no charge
  • Teaching not required
  • Degree conferred is a Doctor of Philosophy in the field of management, granted by Cornell University

If you would like to apply, you will need to submit your application by using our online application. This method offers the convenience of tracking your status, submitting academic records online, and having your application received by the committee for review.

Application and Supplemental material deadline is December 15, 2015.

To submit a complete application, you need to:

Complete the online application form
Submit two letters of recommendation
Submit a copy of your transcripts from each institution attended
Please have official score report on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GREs) sent to the Cornell Graduate School.
GRE - use school code 2098
GMAT - use school code 5811

Students whose native language is not English are also required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) unless they have studied in full-time status for at least two academic years within the last five years in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand, or with English language instruction in Canada or South Africa. You must submit a transcript that shows you have attended college in one of these approved locations. Cornell does not currently accept IELTS or PTE scores as an alternative to the TOEFL. For more information about the TOEFL test visit the Graduate School Admissions site or write to:

TOEFL Services
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151

Please have TOEFL scores sent to the Cornell Graduate School using school code 2098.

Financial Aid: You apply for financial aid automatically when you send in your application form. We do not require a separate application for financial aid.

For general information about the Cornell University Graduate School:

Cornell University Graduate School
Caldwell Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-2602

For specific information about Johnson's doctoral program, contact:
Doctoral Program
304 Sage Hall
Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201

phone: 800 847-2082 option 8 (USA and Canada only)
or: 607 255-9431
fax: 607 254-4590