Paul Pavlou and Hilal Atasoy

The Fox School of Business PhD program combines top research faculty with small class sizes and a cutting edge curriculum to help students succeed in today’s academic world. At the Fox School, students have the technology and resources of one of the largest urban universities on the East Coast in tandem with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Students also have the opportunity to build their research portfolio, present work at international conferences and meet with top researchers from around the world as they develop their network.

The Fox School formally encourages a culture of mentoring where faculty collaborate with students on joint endeavors. Fox students benefit from the high-quality research produced by their mentors, while the faculty benefit from these students’ fresh ideas. Both formal and informal, this mentoring is intended to support PhD students as they adapt to the rigors of academic life and successful scholarship.

The Fox School’s PhD program offers a degree in Business Administration, encompassing ten concentrations, and a degree in Statistics. Although tailored to meet the individual demands of field specialization, each program utilizes a similar structure. This includes coursework for approximately two and a half years, required research papers, screening examinations and a dissertation. The expected time for degree completion is five years. For more information on each field of study, including any additional requirements, allowance for interdisciplinary study and financial aid information,* please explore each department’s individual page below.

*All students admitted to Fox PhD programs are considered for full financial support. Funding typically comes in the form of an assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend for at least four years, based on adequate progress and yearly evaluations. Students who apply before the January 15 deadline will also be considered for Temple’s prestigious university fellowships.