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PhD Program Office
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building Rm 1113
Minimum Doctorate Hours: 55
The David Eccles School of Business PhD Program welcomes applications from college graduates in all fields of study who wish to pursue a research career. An advanced degree is not necessary. Applicants must specify the department in which they intend to study. The doctor of philosophy degree represents high scholarly achievement demonstrated by independent research. It is not awarded simply for the fulfillment of residence or credit requirements.
The following departments offer areas of concentration within the Business Administration PhD:
- Information Systems
- Operations Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Strategic Management
Financial Assistance. Students do not need to apply separately for financial assistance. Most admitted students receive four full years of support including:
- Research or teaching assistantship with an annual stipend and tuition waiver for four years
- $500+ annual research account
- Health Insurance for student
Program Length. Persons admitted to the PhD program are expected to be full-time students on campus. Four to five years are required to complete this degree. All programs begin in the fall semester. No distance learning courses are offered nor, generally, do courses meet at night.
In reviewing applications for the Ph.D. program, the admissions committee looks for indications of intellectual capacity, maturity and carefully considered personal objectives. Selection criteria include evaluation based on the following:
- Official Transcripts
- TOEFL scores
- Goals Statement
- 3 recommendation letters with reference forms
- Official GMAT or GRE score (Although we will accept either test, the GMAT is the preferred test)
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
To Apply. Interested students must apply to the David Eccles School of Business PhD Program. To apply, please fill out and submit an online application at phd.business.utah.edu/page/admissions-3.
Doctoral Requirements for Business Administration
View the program requirements at phd.business.utah.edu/page/program-requirements.