Business Administration/Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, Ph.D.
FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Fall: December 15 for Fellowship consideration, rolling after that
All Ph.D. applications received after February 15 are processed together
after the deadline date.
ONLINE to this graduate program.
Number Required: 2
From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university
faculty members familiar with the applicant's academic competence.
Master's Degree in
A master's degree in a business discipline is required.
Bachelor's Degree in
All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the
appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University.
Statement of Goals:
The Statement of Goals should be
approximately 500-1,000 words and
should include the following elements: your
specific interest in Temple's program; your
research goals; your future career goals;
and your academic and research achievements.
Standardized Test Scores:
The GRE/GMAT is required. In general,
we look for scores above the 90th
percentile on each portion of the
Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted:
General Program Requirements:
The program of study includes three foundational courses (BA 9001, BA 9002 & BA 9003), a two-course sequence in statistics and research methods (Stat 8112 & Stat 8113), four upper-level courses in organizational behavior and human resource management (HRM 9001, HRM 9002, HRM 9003, HRM 9004), and three upper-level seminars in other business disciplines, economics, statistics, psychology or sociology as chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor. In addition to formal course work, students complete:
- A research paper presented at a national or regional conference by the end of the fifth semester in the program
- A preliminary examination in statistics
- A comprehensive paper requirement
- An oral dissertation proposal defense
- A final dissertation defense.
Students should complete course work within four semesters, and spend the remainder of the program working on their comprehensive exam, dissertation and other research projects.
Program Contact Information:
Alter Hall 337
About the Program
The Ph.D. in Business Administration program engages
the student in advanced research and scholarship. The primary
emphasis of our program is to prepare future faculty
members for successful academic careers, although
many of our alumni are employed in government, industry,
The program is primarily dedicated to producing
well-trained researchers who will work in academic
Typically all PhD students receive financial assistantship in the form of full tuition remission and a stipend in return for offering services as a Research Assistant (RA) or Teaching Assistant (TA). Level of support is based on the concentration, the applicant’s qualifications, and competitive considerations.
Students can also receive remuneration for Conference travel, publications, and academic achievement.