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Grad School / Program:

  • Ph.D. in Marketing

  • Contact:
  • 2608 Whitis Avenue
    Department of Marketing
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX 78712
    United States




  • Degrees Granted:
  • Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • The University of Texas Marketing Ph.D. program at McCombs is committed to delivering the highest quality of doctoral education, offering small seminar classes and mentoring by world-class faculty. Our program is small and selective so our faculty can devote considerable time to each student. Our philosophy is an apprenticeship system where our ten to fifteen Ph.D. students receive hands-on training from twenty award-winning faculty.

    The goal of the University of Texas Marketing Ph.D. program is to develop students who will conduct scholarly research and be future leaders in academia creating and disseminating business knowledge. We are proud of the achievements of our Ph.D. students with publications in top-tier marketing journals and presentations at national and international conferences.

    A unique strength of the University of Texas Marketing Department is the breadth of its expertise in all areas of marketing including consumer behavior, marketing strategy and quantitative modeling. Our faculty and students bring rigorous training and backgrounds in business, economics, engineering, management, psychology and statistics to bear in their cutting-edge examination of marketing topics.

  • Admission Information:
  • Admission to the Texas marketing doctoral program is only for the fall semester and only for full-time study. To facilitate the application process, you may want to refer to the FAQ page.

    Background requirements
    To be eligible for admission into the marketing Ph.D. program, an applicant must possess each of the following.

    A bachelor's degree, and preferably a master's degree, from an accredited college or university. Recently admitted students in the program have averaged a 3.7 grade point in upper division and/or graduate courses (out of a possible 4.0). In general, functional competence is expected of each student in three general academic areas, which include economics, mathematics and business administration.
    Acceptable performance on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Please note that while both tests are acceptable, GMAT test scores are preferred. Recently students admitted into the Ph.D. program have averaged above the 90th percentile on the combined GMAT quantitative and verbal scores.
    A high level of integrity and evidence of the potential for continuing academic and career contributions, as attested to by supporting letters of recommendation, preferably from academicians of national and international stature.
    A high level of verbal competency in the English language. In recent years, admitted students whose primary language is not English have scored above the 95th percentile on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

  • Financial Aids:
  • The Marketing Department at the McCombs School of Business offers competitive financial support to students that gain admission. Contingent on satisfactory progress, resident Ph.D. students in good standing generally continue to receive financial support throughout the program for up to five years. Before accepting an offer of admission, each prospective student receives a detailed description of the financial aid package for the first year of the program and in subsequent years.

  • Grad Program Website:
  • http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/dept/marketing/phd/





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