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Organization Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #432 (QS) , MA,
Designed to prepare students for academic careers, the PhD Program in Organization Studies at Boston College is recognized worldwide for its rigorous curriculum and exceptional faculty who are leaders in their fields.

About

  • The program emphasizes a strong foundation in organizational theory, research methods, and statistics. Students begin the program with a set of complementary courses in micro- and macro-organizational theory, qualitative and quantitative research methods, statistics, and teaching skills. In the third year, students complete a major empirical research project and teach a course of their own.
  • Throughout the PhD program, students pursue research on their own and in collaboration with faculty. All students are encouraged to deliver papers at national and international professional conferences, as well as to submit articles for publication in top-tier research journals. Our graduates emerge as creative, independent scholars who can craft and pursue their own research agendas.

Accreditation

Boston College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been accredited by NEASC since 1935.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

PhD students who have previous education in management take a total of 19 courses during the program; students without management education take two additional MBA courses, for a total of 21 courses. 

All students begin the organization studies program with a set of complementary courses in micro- and macro-organizational theory, qualitative and quantitative research methods, statistics, and teaching skills.

Courses included:

  •  Organizational Behavior
  •  Statistics I
  •  Quantitative Research Methods
  •  Research in the Community
  •  Statistics II
  •  Macro-Organizational Theory
  •  Qualitative Research Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One personal essay 
  • A polished resume 
  • Transcripts from each college or university in which you were enrolled 
  • GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1744 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1744 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1744 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1744 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

The purpose of internal BC funding opportunities is to assist BC faculty members in starting a line of inquiry and in competing for external funds.Research Expense Grants (REG) help to finance the smaller expenses of doing research. The maximum for a single REG is $2,000. All tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply for these grants.Research Incentive Grants (RIG), are worth up to a total of $15,000 (including one month's summer salary). Every year at least 15 RIGs are awarded on a competitive basis. All regular, full-time, tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply for these grants.The Ignite Program helps BC researchers remain competitive by providing rapid access to funds. Awards are distributed three times per year, with 3-4 awards per cycle, up to $30,000.Research Across Departments and Schools (RADS) supports interdisciplinary research projects between faculty in different disciplines, departments, and schools across Boston College. The Vice Provost for Research (VPR) will support five projects annually for up to $50,000.

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