PhD Program

PhD Program

Chicago Booth’s doctoral program in business—the first established in the United States—trains prospective scholars to become highly skilled and innovative researchers. Most go on to become faculty members at premier academic institutions throughout the world.

Chicago Booth's PhD Program is a full-time course of study. Most students take five years to complete degree requirements and defend their dissertations. Students begin active research at an early stage and work closely with faculty throughout the program. They are also quickly drawn into the school’s intellectual environment by participating in workshops, where the work of fellow researchers is vigorously discussed and debated.

As with the other Booth degree programs, the PhD curriculum is highly flexible. Within the scope of general requirements, students can design programs to suit their individual research interests and educational backgrounds.

For complete details on the program, see the PhD Program Brochure (PDF) and the PhD Program Guidebook (PDF). You can also contact the program staff.

Upcoming Events

On-Campus Information Sessions

Information sessions are offered on the dates listed below. PhD Program staff will give an overview of our programs and be available to answer your questions.

There are no information sessions scheduled at this time. Please check back for updates.

Off-Campus Admission Events & Information Sessions

Representatives from the Chicago Booth PhD Program, along with representatives from other doctoral programs in business, will attend the following events to share information about our programs, the student experience, and the admissions process. Events and event details, including timing/location and registration information, will be updated throughout the summer and fall, so please check back regularly.

  • DocNet Recruiting Forum
    Hosted by IE Business School(Madrid, Spain)
    Monday, September 12, 2016
    Panel: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Paper Pavilion, Serrano 99)
    Recruitment Fair 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Pinar 18)
    Details & registration can be found here.

  • DocNet Recruiting Forum
    Hosted by London Business School (London, United Kingdom)
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    Panel: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Wolfson Lecture Theater, Plowden Building)
    Recruitment Fair 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Room PLG03, Plowden Building)
    Details & registration can be found here.

  • DocNet Recruiting Forum
    Hosted by INSEAD (Paris, France)
    Thursday, September 15, 2016
    Panel: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Universite Pantheon-Assas)
    Recruitment Fair 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Universite Pantheon-Assas)
    Details & registration can be found here.

  • DocNet Recruiting Forum
    Hosted by the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona &
    the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona St. University
    Monday, October 17, 2016
    Panel: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Lecture Hall C104 Health Sciences Education Building)
    Recruitment Fair 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Virginia G. Piper Auditorium)
    Details & registration can be found here.

  • DocNet Recruiting Forum
    Hosted by the David Eccles School of Business, the University of Utah
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    Panel: 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Bill and Pat Child Hall, Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building)
    Recruitment Fair: 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building)
    Details & registration can be found here.

  • DocNet Recruiting Forum
    Hosted by the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley &
    the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
    Friday, October 21, 2016
    Panel: 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Great Hall, International House, UC Berkeley)
    Recruitment Fair: 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Chevron Auditorium, International House, UC Berkeley)
    Details & registration can be found here.

  • DocNet Recruiting Forum
    Hosted by the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    Panel: 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Robertson Auditorium)
    Recruitment Fair: 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Ross Colloquium)
    Details & registration can be found here.

  • DocNet Recruiting Forum
    Hosted by DocNet
    Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    Panel: 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Ballroom H, Hyatt Regency O'Hare)
    Recruitment Fair: 7:00-8:20 p.m. (Ballrooms F & G, Hyatt Regency O'Hare)
    Details & registration can be found here.

  • PhD Project*
    *by application only
    Thursday, November 17, 2016
    University/PhD Programs Fair: 3:00-6:00 p.m. (Hyatt Regency O'Hare)
    Details & application information can be found here.

Additional Fall 2016 recruiting events will be added as details become available. Please check back regularly.

PhD Program Office

The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Tel: 773.702.7298
phd@chicagobooth.edu