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. PhD candidates are required to complete 3 full course equivalents as a course assistant and make adequate progress toward graduation and work with faculty members on research projects.
Stipend amount effective July 1, 2023: $44,885
Full tuition waiver
Inclusion in the university’s health plan at no charge
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 use 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.
Applicants interested in the Johnson PhD program in economics should complete their application for admission to the graduate field of economics at gradschool.cornell.edu/admissions/applying/apply-now. They should indicate in their statement of purpose that they are interested in working with Johnson faculty members in the economics group, and how their research plans are related to those of one or more of the group’s faculty members.
Application and supplemental material deadline is December 15.
Submit a copy of your transcripts from each institution attended
Have an 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 5JW-BM-26
We download materials from grad school in early January and send them to each area for assessment. Each area makes decisions at different times. We will be in touch when there’s a decision to communicate. Write to us if you have a deadline on another offer you are considering.
Admissions completes a holistic look at your academic record and academic potential. Your academic statement, standardized test scores, and recommendation letters also affect admission decisions.
We do not provide this information. We are a highly selective and small program.
Transfers (including students from other Cornell PhD programs) are through the regular application process. Transfer credits from previous programs are determined by the area faculty on a case-by-case basis, the PhD program office is unable to provide any broad guidelines to applicants in this process.
Several of our students have work experience, and a couple of our best recent placements worked for almost a decade. We look at the totality of applicant strengths.
Describe one degree/major per line in the application, including separating GPAs if you wish.
No, our students have a variety of college majors like CS, Econ, Stats, Psychology, Sociology, etc.
No, we have had transfer students in the past. These applications are considered through the regular application process.
See professor profiles in both areas to look for a research interest match.
The Graduate School has detailed information on how to request an application fee waiver.
We do not, but we rarely admit students with scores below 90-95 percent.
You don’t need to add extensions to this. You can choose 01 (grad school) or 02 (management).
Yes, once you have submitted your application, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to request your previously submitted letters be added to your application package.
No, you have to pick one. If the first rejects you, you can ask for your application to then be transferred to the second option for consideration.
Yes, it is up to you to disclose this information on your application.
We provide full tuition, health insurance, and a competitive stipend for 5 years. We have students with families who live on this stipend, you have to pay insurance for your family yourself. We only make fully-funded offers. We share these numbers in our offer of admission.
Unfortunately no, our PhD in Management program is full-time residential.