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.
On-Campus Information Sessions
There are no information sessions scheduled at this time. Please continue to monitor this page, as information regarding future sessions will be posted as details become finalized.
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.
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 Event: Rutgers University
September 25, 2017 5:30 p.m.
- DocNet Recruiting Event: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
September 28, 2017 5:30 p.m.
- DocNet Recruiting Event: Emory University
November 14, 2017 5:30 p.m.
- DocNet Recruiting Event: Hyatt Regency O'Hare
November 15, 2017 5:30 p.m.
- PhD Project (click here for application)
November 16, 20017 3:00 p.m.
PhD Program Office
The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637