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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

General Information

How many doctoral students are in your program?

Is financial aid available to students, including international students?

What academic background is required?

How long does it take to complete a PhD degree?

If I already have a master's degree, will I be able to complete my PhD degree in a shorter period?

Do you offer a part-time PhD program or a distance-learning/external program?

Applying to Kellogg

What Kellogg PhD programs are part of the dual application process?

What is the application deadline?

What is the application fee and do you offer fee waivers?

May I apply to more than one program?

How many applications do you receive and how many students do you enroll?

Is a master's degree required for admission into Kellogg's PhD Program?

Should I contact faculty before I apply?

What does Kellogg look for in applicants?

Do I have to take the GRE or GMAT to apply? Is there a minimum score?

What are the institution codes for the GMAT, GRE, TOEFL and IELTS?

Are TOEFL or IELTS scores required? If so, are waivers considered?

If I am denied admission, may I receive feedback on my application?

If I am denied admission, can I reapply?