Frequently Asked Questions
A: You will be required to take the TOEFL. The graduate school application minimum for the TOEFL is 213 CBT / 79 iBT. The PhD program, however, recommends at least 250 CBT / 100 iBT to be minimally competitive.
A: The GMAT is strongly preferred, but the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) may be accepted in its place pending approval by the admissions board.
A: Most classes taken from an accredited master's program may be accepted for transfer credit. However, the acceptance of transfer credit is at the sole discretion of the Graduate Studies Committee for the International Business PhD program.
Q: What is the deadline to apply to the program?
A: Click here for application deadlines.
A: 100% of those students admitted are either funded by Graduate Research Assistantships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, or by Fellowship. There is no additional information, forms, etc., you will need to submit to apply for funding as all applicants who are admitted are funded.
A: The majority of admission decisions are made between January 15th and March 31st.
A: Advanced seminars are offered in Methods (911 and 912), in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Topics (913 and 917), and in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Special Topics (914 and 965).
A: No, the Human Resource Management PhD is research oriented towards a career in academics. Students spend a considerable amount of their academic experience working on research projects.
A: Yes, students work closely with faculty during individual or class projects producing and publishing studies.
A: The faculty of the Human Resource Management PhD program have doctoral degrees in Strategic Management, International Business, Industrial Relations, and Sociology. Follow this link to look at some specific research interests of the faculty.