PhD in Accounting Admission Requirements

SMU PhD: Admission Requirements

 

  • At least a good Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree is useful but not required.
  • Good GRE or GMAT results.

Please visit http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam.aspx for GMAT registration information, and www.gre.org for GRE registration information. The tests must be taken within 5 years before the proposed date of admission.

The respective institution codes are listed below.

PhD Programme

SMU GMAT
Institution Code

SMU GRE*
Institution Code

PhD in Accounting F8D-3B-62 2861
  • Good TOEFL or IELTS scores.
    For applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor’s/Master’s level was not English.

    Please visit www.toefl.org for TOEFL registration information, and www.ielts.org for IELTS registration information. The tests must be taken within 2 years before the proposed date of admission. The SMU institution code for TOEFL is 9014.

  • Submission of the following documents:
    • Copy of Identity Card/Passport
    • Latest Curriculum Vitae with a recent photograph
    • Copies of Degree Certificates and Transcripts
    • Personal and Research Statements
    • Two Reference Letters

Shortlisted applicants may be interviewed. Our admission decision will be based on an assessment of the entire application package.

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PhD in Business Admission Requirements

SMU PhD: Admission Requirements

 

  • At least a good Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree is useful but not required.
  • Good GRE or GMAT results.

Please visit http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam.aspx for GMAT registration information, and www.gre.org for GRE registration information. The tests must be taken within 5 years before the proposed date of admission.

The respective institution codes are listed below.

PhD Programme

SMU GMAT
Institution Code

SMU GRE*
Institution Code

PhD in Business (Finance) F8D-7V-78 2861
PhD in Business (Marketing) F8D-7V-60
PhD in Business (Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources) F8D-7V-29
PhD in Business (Operations Management) F8D-7V-22
PhD in Business (Strategic Management & Organisation) F8D-7V-28
  • Good TOEFL or IELTS scores.
    For applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor’s/Master’s level was not English.

    Please visit www.toefl.org for TOEFL registration information, and www.ielts.org for IELTS registration information. The tests must be taken within 2 years before the proposed date of admission. The SMU institution code for TOEFL is 9014.

  • The following documents would have to be submitted as part of the application:
    • Copy of Identity Card/Passport
    • Cover Letter and Latest Curriculum Vitae with a recent photograph
    • Copies of Degree Certificates and Transcripts
    • Statement of Purpose (please include your purpose for getting a PhD in our programme and also list faculty members you are most interested in working with).
    • Referee Reports *
    • Writing Samples ^

* All programmes require two referee reports with the exception of PhD in Business (OBHR) where three referee reports are required.
^ One to three writing samples (such as a published paper and/or undergraduate report)

All shortlisted applicants will be interviewed. Our admission decision will be based on an assessment of the entire application package.

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PhD in Economics Admission Requirements

SMU PhD: Admission Requirements

 

  • At least a good Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree is useful but not required.
  • Good GRE or GMAT results.

Please visit http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam.aspx for GMAT registration information, and www.gre.org for GRE registration information. The tests must be taken within 5 years before the proposed date of admission.

The respective institution codes are listed below.

PhD Programme

SMU GMAT
Institution Code

SMU GRE*
Institution Code

PhD in Economics F8D-KD-38 2861

GRE or GMAT may be waived for graduates of SMU, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore University of Technology and Design.

  • Good TOEFL or IELTS scores.
    For applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor’s/Master’s level was not English.

    Please visit www.toefl.org for TOEFL registration information, and www.ielts.org for IELTS registration information. The tests must be taken within 2 years before the proposed date of admission. The SMU institution code for TOEFL is 9014.

    Submission of the following documents:

    • Copy of Identity Card/Passport
    • Latest Curriculum Vitae with a recent photograph
    • Copies of Degree Certificates and Transcripts
    • Personal and Research Statements
    • Recommendation Letters
    • Writing Samples/Indicators of Research Potential

All shortlisted applicants will be interviewed. Our admission decision will be based on an assessment of the entire application package.

The PhD in Economics programme is technically rigorous and mathematically demanding. A strong mathematical background is essential just to get through the first year’s core courses. An ideal background would include multivariable calculus (typically covered over two courses of calculus at the undergraduate level), real analysis, intermediate level linear algebra, and a strong foundation in probability and statistics.

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PhD in Psychology Admission Requirements

SMU PhD: Admission Requirements

 

  • Good Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or relevant training/experience
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results

    The GRE General test is required for all applicants except those graduating with a bachelor degree (in any discipline) from SMU, NUS, NTU & SUTD (i.e., Singapore autonomous universities). Applicants from these universities will be considered without GRE scores. However, they are encouraged to submit their scores, if available.

    The GRE Psychology Subject test is not required. However, applicants without a bachelor degree in psychology are strongly encouraged to take it and submit their results so that their knowledge in basic psychology can be taken into consideration when their applications are reviewed.

    Please visit www.gre.org for GRE registration information. These examinations must be taken within 5 years before the proposed date of admission.

  • The SMU GRE institution code is 2861.
  • TOEFL/IELTS results
    Applicants whose medium of instruction for the Bachelor's degree was not English, are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS test scores.

    Please visit www.toefl.org for TOEFL registration information, and www.ielts.org for IELTS registration information. The tests must be taken within 2 years before the proposed date of admission. The SMU institution code for TOEFL is 9014.

  • Two academic referees’ reports

Admission to the programme is highly competitive. Applicants with strong GPA and GRE scores, and a demonstrated record of research experience will have an added advantage. A Master's degree is not necessary and will neither enhance nor hinder an applicant's chances of admission.

Shortlisted applicants may be interviewed. Our admission decision will be based on an assessment of the entire application package.

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PhD in Information Systems Admission Requirements

SMU PhD: Admission Requirements

 

  • At least a good Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree is useful but not required.
  • Good GRE or GMAT results.

Please visit http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam.aspx for GMAT registration information, and www.gre.org for GRE registration information. The tests must be taken within 5 years before the proposed date of admission.

The respective institution codes are listed below.

PhD Programme

SMU GMAT
Institution Code

SMU GRE*
Institution Code

PhD in Information Systems F8D-Z4-04 2861

GRE or GMAT may be waived for graduates of SMU, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore University of Technology and Design.

  • Good TOEFL or IELTS scores.
    For applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor’s/Master’s level was not English.

    Please visit www.toefl.org for TOEFL registration information, and www.ielts.org for IELTS registration information. The tests must be taken within 2 years before the proposed date of admission. The SMU institution code for TOEFL is 9014.

    Submission of the following documents:

    • Copy of Identity Card/Passport
    • Latest Curriculum Vitae with a recent photograph
    • Copies of Degree Certificates and Transcripts
    • Personal and Research Statements
    • Recommendation Letters
    • Writing Samples/Indicators of Research Potential

Shortlisted applicants may be interviewed. Our admission decision will be based on an assessment of the entire application package.

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