Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the program?
Most students complete the program in five years. Students typically interview for jobs during the fall of their fifth year and complete their final dissertation defense in the spring of their fifth year.
Is there a part-time, weekend, or distance version of the program?
No. Getting a Ph.D. is not just about coursework—it includes an apprenticeship component where students learn to conduct research side-by-side with faculty. That experience requires a full-time, in-residence commitment.
Do students receive financial assistance?
Yes. All students who are admitted into the program receive a stipend of at least $30,000 a year. Students also receive a full tuition waiver.
How many students do you admit?
We typically admit between 2 and 4 students each fall (we do not admit students in the spring). Sometimes we prioritize micro track applicants (e.g., organizational behavior) and sometimes we prioritize macro track applicants (e.g., strategic management). We anticipate admitting students in both tracks for the 2017 class.
Do I need a Masters degree?
No. Roughly half of our current Ph.D. students have MBA’s or other masters degrees, with half having only undergraduate degrees. Please note that, because of the differences in emphasis between Ph.D. coursework and masters coursework, credits can rarely be transferred.
When will I hear whether I have been accepted?
We typically make our admissions decisions in early February.
How much teaching do students do?
Ph.D. students generally teach two or three sections (total) across the last three years of their program. Students teach undergraduate courses in Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Strategic Management.
What are the typical test scores for admitted students?
The average GMAT scores of our students is around 700, but scores of cohorts vary from year-to-year. Admission requirements for the Ph.D. include (a) a minimum grade point average of 3.0, (b) a minimum GMAT score of 600, and (c) for nonnative speakers of English, a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL. Although these are the minimum requirements, most students accepted into the Ph.D. in management have a GPA above 3.5 and a GMAT score above 650.


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Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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