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

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.

  • Monday, May 22, 2017
    12-1 p.m.
    RSVP

  • Friday, June 2, 2017
    12-1 p.m.
    RSVP

On-Campus Events

DISCOVER UCHICAGO
October 26-28, 2017

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. Programming includes graduate admissions workshops, conversations with 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 a scientist, academic, or professional.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents planning to apply for graduate study for the following autumn. Undocumented students are welcome to apply. Click the link below for more information and to apply.

http://grad.uchicago.edu/admissions/discover

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

  • No events scheduled at this time. Please check back in 2017 when we begin scheduling future events.

PhD Program Office

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