Attention PhD Applicants! New deadline for Fall 2015!

UIC Liautaud AlumThere is a new deadline date for prospective PhD applicants for the Fall 2015 term. The online application and application fee of $60 is due on December 15, 2014. You can complete the online application now.

Our application consists of the Apply Yourself application, the UIC Supplemental application, and the $60 application fee. Please note, when you are directed to the UIC Supplemental application, you will have to create a new user account since this a different system. You must submit both applications, and the fee, for your application to be considered complete.

The Apply Yourself application is for the Liautaud Graduate School of Business and is used by the Admissions Committee for departmental review. The UIC Supplemental application is the University application and is used by the University Office of Admissions for University admittance.

After you submit your application, you can log back in at any time to upload additional documents, and to view your status. You only need to submit documents that are listed as “not received.” Applicants have a one month grace period to upload test scores, transcripts, and documents, which are due January 15, 2015. Once you have submitted your UIC Supplemental application, the University Office of Admissions will invite you to log back in and upload required documents to the Supplemental application. Applicants should receive an invitation within four days of submitting their UIC Supplemental application. While this may be slightly redundant for the candidate, it allows us to process applications faster, resulting in admissions decisions.

Listed below are the items required within the online application. All documents must be uploaded to the online application. We do not accept any paper documents.

PhD Application Checklist:

  • Completed Online Apply Yourself application
  • UIC Supplemental application and non-refundable application fee of $60 (linked from the Apply Yourself application)
  • Academic transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Official GRE or GMAT (preferred) score (applicants upload a copy of their unofficial score report to the online application)
  • Three letters of recommendation (Applicants supply name and email of recommenders in the online application, which will send instructions to the recommenders)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume
  • Writing Sample- Writing samples commonly submitted by PhD applicants include: scholarly papers, an academic thesis, a professional white paper, and published works
  • Published works (optional)

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

  • Official TOEFL score (school code 1851) or IELTS score
  • Proof of Degree/Degree Certificate for any degree earned


Program Contacts
To learn more about each specific doctoral program, please contact the following faculty advisors:

Dr. Stanley L. Sclove, Business Statistics

Dr. Robert C. Liden, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Dr. Alan J. Malter, Marketing

Dr. Mary Beth Watson-Manheim, Management Information Systems

For any application questions, please feel free to email me for assistance. I look forward to working with you!