Admission to the Program
The organizations and strategy Ph.D. program typically accepts two to three students for each cohort. All students must apply online through the university graduate admissions office. You will not need to send any information to our department.
We consider candidates holistically. Resilience, work ethic and desire to be placed in a major research university upon graduation are the most important criteria. The information below profiles some of our most recent cohorts.
|Priority Deadline||December 31 (applications considered until February 1)|
|Undergraduate Degree||All accepted|
|Master’s Degree||None required, All accepted, MBA Preferred|
|GPA||3.5 (in most recently completed 60 hrs. of coursework)|
|GMAT||630-720, Top 20 percent|
|English Language Proficiency||Non-native English applicants should consult the Graduate School’s for requirements concerning English proficiency.|
Clearly articulated interests within the field and a demonstrated desire to be placed at top research oriented universities in the U.S. and globally are key considerations of the application. Strong recommendations and relevant work experience also play a significant role.
Students without an MBA will be required to take some background courses (accounting, finance, marketing, economics, management), depending on their previous coursework and experiences.
Admitted students receive full financial support including a tuition waiver and assistantship to help cover living expenses for four years. In the third year, students apply for fifth year support, which is awarded based on merit and desire to be placed at a major research university. The department assistantship includes 20 hours of work per week, mainly research assistance with some opportunities to demonstrate teaching skills.
The stipend for most organizations and strategy Ph.D. students in 2016 was $20,000 per year. This amount could change in the future years. Substantial doctoral student scholarships are also available for highly qualified candidates on a competitive basis. Students are required to pay some fees.
Summer teaching is often available and may be substituted for regular term teaching subject to the teaching needs of the department. Also, some faculty members are involved in individual grant research projects that require research assistants. There also may be some additional money available in the form of fellowships or department special projects.
The Hilton A. Smith Graduate Fellowship is awarded to students who show outstanding academic performance and potential for career contributions. Application packets are available until February 1 at the UT’s Graduate School admissions site and must be submitted with all supporting information by this date.
Graduate students are eligible for some financial aid programs offered by the U.S. Department of Education.