Application for Admission

Application deadline: February 2, 2020

To apply for admission to the Post-Doctoral Bridge (PDB) program, please submit a completed application form, including all specified documents (curriculum vitae, statement of purpose and Ph.D. transcripts) by the application deadline to the program office. Please review the Admission Criteria below.


  • Non-business doctorate degree holders who received their degree from an institution whose business program is AACSB accredited.
  • Non-business doctorate degree holders who currently teach at an AACSB-accredited business program.

Please review the full list of institutions with an AACSB-accredited business program.

Message from the Dean

Dear Potential Applicant,

Come and learn from the Hough Graduate School of Business’ outstanding faculty by participating in the University of Florida’s Post-Doctoral Bridge Program. This innovative program prepares non-business doctorates for academic careers as business faculty. Candidates successfully completing the program are considered qualified for business academic faculty positions.

This unique program uses a combination of residence and Internet sessions, and emphasizes skills to be successful teachers and researchers in various disciplines. Applicants can choose from three alternative course tracks (Finance and Accounting, Marketing, and Management). The Warrington College of Business has a long history of mentoring non-business doctorates. Our faculty ranks have included doctorates in anthropology, economics, engineering, psychology, and mathematics. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in achieving your career goals.


John Kraft