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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Discover UChicago

October 20 - 22, 2016

The University of Chicago is offering talented individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations an expenses-paid opportunity to explore graduate education at the University of Chicago. Join us for a weekend of graduate admissions workshops, presentations by world-renowned faculty and their graduate students, and informal socials. Receive advice on submitting a competitive application to graduate programs and learn how to develop your own career as an academic. 

See the Discover UChicago page for further information and application instructions.The application deadline for Discover UChicago will be August 15, 2016.

On-Campus Information Sessions

Information sessions are offered on the dates listed below. PhD Program staff will give an overview of our programs and be available to answer your questions.

There are no information sessions scheduled at this time. Please check back for updates.

Off-Campus Admission Events & Information Sessions

Representatives from the Chicago Booth PhD Program, along with representatives from other doctoral programs in business, will attend the following events to share information about our programs, the student experience, and the admissions process. Events and event details, including timing/location and registration information, will be updated throughout the summer and fall, so please check back regularly.

  • DocNet Recruiting Forum
    Hosted by the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona &
    the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona St. University
    Monday, October 17, 2016
    Panel: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Lecture Hall C104 Health Sciences Education Building)
    Recruitment Fair 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Virginia G. Piper Auditorium)
    Details & registration can be found here.

  • DocNet Recruiting Forum
    Hosted by the David Eccles School of Business, the University of Utah
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Spencer Fox Eccles Building 
    1655 E. Campus Center Drive
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
    Details & registration can be found here.

  • DocNet Recruiting Forum
    Hosted by the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley &
    the Stanford Graduate School of Business
    Friday, October 21, 2016
    5:30-8:00 p.m.
    International House, University of California Berkeley
    2299 Piedmont Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94720
    Details & registration can be found here.

Additional Fall 2016 recruiting events will be added as details become available. Please check back regularly.

PhD Program Office

The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Tel: 773.702.7298