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Business Administration, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Lexington-Fayette, KY, United States
The mission of the doctoral program, Business Administration at University of Kentucky is to prepare students for successful careers in higher education, at government institutes, “think-tanks”, business corporations and financial institutions.
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To accomplish this mission, the Ph.D. in Bisiness Administration at the University of Kentucky prepares graduates to comprehend and evaluate research, to perform research that advances knowledge, and to provide effective instruction, all within a business-related discipline and in a supportive collegial environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Quantitative Economics
  • Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • Research Methods and Procedures

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 600

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • Applicants apply to the Graduate School at the University of Kentucky. The Graduate School accepts online applications only. At the time of application, the Graduate School requires scanned copies of transcripts and self-reported GRE scores.
  • Department of Economics Materials Required for Application
  • The Economics Department also requires the following to be uploaded during the application process:
  • A resume
  • A one-to-two page personal essay about why you want to attend graduate school in economics
  • Two or three confidential letters of recommendation (you provide the contact information when you apply, and the letter writers will submit their letters directly)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15112 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15112 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6363 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6363 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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