7: Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

General Information | M. B. A. Program | Joint Degree Programs
Doctoral Program | Student Life | School Regulations | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Objectives | Admission | Administration | Financial Assistance
Degree Requirements | Academic Standards


Acceptance of an applicant as a student in the Doctoral Program is based on the following criteria:

An appraisal of the applicant's ability and capacity to undertake and to complete satisfactorily the requirements of the program. Ordinarily this appraisal will include an assessment of the applicant's willingness to commit energy to the expeditious completion of a vigorous program of study in a manner consistent with the high intellectual standards and personal integrity expected of a candidate for a professional degree; the applicant's ability to manage effectively the difficult challenges posed by independent study; the applicant's ability to work cooperatively with others; and an applicant's ordinarily having attained a master's degree in business administration or its equivalent.

Application forms are available upon request from:

Director of the Doctoral Program
The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
Telephone (804) 924-7247
(800) UVA-MBA-1 (toll free outside Virginia)

Applicants are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test given by the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, NJ. Applicants who have already taken this test should request the Educational Testing Service to forward their test results or should submit a true copy of the scores to the Director of the Doctoral Program.

Foreign applicants must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination in order to be considered for admission.

Applicants seeking further information regarding the program and admission may write to the Director of the Doctoral Program.

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