The PhD Program gives you the flexibility to meet your intellectual and academic goals. We have seven doctoral dissertation areas, as well as three joint PhD programs.
Join a Community of Bold Thinkers
The PhD Program at Chicago Booth is the top destination for analytical, intellectually curious individuals who want to earn a doctorate in business from one of the best business PhD programs in the world.
As a PhD student at Chicago Booth, you will explore and cultivate your research interests from day one—wherever they lead you. In partnership with our distinguished faculty, you will develop your ability to conduct groundbreaking research. You’ll graduate with a PhD in business and the tools to achieve academic and professional success.
Held each year, IDDEAS@Booth/Kellogg is a two-day program for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds interested in learning about business research at the doctoral level. The program is co-hosted by Chicago Booth and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
The next IDDEAS@Booth/Kellogg will be held virtually on October 29-30, 2020. The application is now available. To learn more about the program or to apply, please click here.
In collaboration with faculty and fellow students, you’ll conduct innovative research and prepare for a successful career.
Earn your PhD in one of the best business PhD programs in the world. Here’s how to join our community of bold thinkers.
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PhD students receive a tuition grant, a stipend, student health insurance, a computer or computer subsidy, and access to research and travel funding.
Begin Your PhD Journey
The first step in joining our PhD Program is to apply for admission.
For 100 years, Chicago Booth has been a proven training ground for the next generation of leading professionals in academia, government, and industry.
See the PhD Program’s current job market candidates—the next generation of researchers who will shape theory and practice in business and beyond.
Since 1920, our faculty, alumni, and students have been driving the evolution of modern research in a wide range of disciplines.
Learn about business research at the doctoral level at this program for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.
Current PhD student Tesary Lin’s passion for economics and behavioral science has led her to develop a new incentive framework for businesses that want to use consumer data to inform managerial decisions, while respecting consumers’ privacy preferences.
A passion for travel, social impact, and wanting to "dig deeper" inspired current student Gülin Tuzcuoğlu to pursue a PhD in operations research.