PhD Program

PhD Program

Chicago Booth’s doctoral program in business—the first established in the United States—trains prospective scholars to become highly skilled and innovative researchers. Most go on to become faculty members at premier academic institutions throughout the world.

Full-Time Course of Study

Chicago Booth's PhD Program is a full-time course of study. Most students take five years to complete degree requirements and defend their dissertations. Students begin active research at an early stage and work closely with faculty throughout the program. They are also quickly drawn into the school’s intellectual environment by participating in workshops, where the work of fellow researchers is vigorously discussed and debated.

As with the other Booth degree programs, the PhD curriculum is highly flexible. Within the scope of general requirements, students can design programs to suit their individual research interests and educational backgrounds.

Information Sessions and Graduate School Fairs

Representatives from various doctoral programs will attend the below recruiting events to provide information about their programs. A representative from the PhD Program at Chicago Booth will be available to provide information about the Booth PhD Program and to answer questions. 

DocNet Forum & Recruiting Fair: USC Marshall School of Business-Los Angeles, California
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
5 - 7 p.m.
Register for this event here

DocNet Forum & Recruiting Fair: Chicago Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Registration information coming soon

The PhD Project: Chicago, Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Thursday, November 20, 2014
3 - 6:30 p.m.
Registration/conference application is available directly through the PhD Project

For complete details on the program, see the PhD Program Brochure (PDF) and the PhD Program Guidebook (PDF). You can also contact the program staff.

PhD Program Office

The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Tel: 773.702.7298
Fax: 773.702.5257 
phd@ChicagoBooth.edu

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