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The Stevens Doctoral 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 business PhD and the tools to achieve academic and professional success.

PhD in Business at a Glance

The Stevens Program is highly competitive—and highly rewarding. Approximately 20–25 new PhD students matriculate each fall from an applicant pool of more than 1,000, and our graduates are highly sought after at the world's most elite institutions of higher learning, in government, and at leading global businesses.

Our program is a full-time program that typically takes about five years to complete. PhD students can apply for one of our seven dissertation areas or three joint PhD programs.

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Rising Scholars Conference

On November 1 and 2, 2022, the conference gathered diverse doctoral and postdoctoral students from across the country to present their work virtually. Find more details about the upcoming 2023 Rising Scholars event at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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If you still have questions after reviewing our doctorate in business FAQ, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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