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Business Administration, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 50 months
University rank #10 (BCR) Seattle, WA, United States
The PhD Program in Business Administration is a research-based program designed to train scholars who will be knowledgeable about new developments on the frontiers of their discipline, capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge relevant to business education and practice, and skillful in conveying this information to students and practitioners. 
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The program was created primarily for students interested in academic careers, although this training is also useful for individuals seeking research positions in business and government, as well as in consulting firms.

The doctoral program of study is full-time and year-round; it generally requires four to five years to complete. To be successful in the program, a high level of commitment is necessary. Students are therefore expected to reside in Seattle and be full time participants in the program.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 50 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Applicants choose one major area of specialization when applying. Once admitted, students may transfer areas if faculty in the new area accept the transfer.
  • Students interested in international business typically major in one of the areas listed above, minor in international business, and write an internationally oriented dissertation.
  • Technology Entrepreneurship is a new major area of specialization that builds on UW’s strengths in business and technology. It is open to students in the business school as well as students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the School of Medicine.

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:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

A doctoral student must spend at least two years of in-residence study beyond the baccalaureate degree, at least one of which must be in full-time continuous residence at the University of Washington. We know from experience that the probability of successful completion of the program diminishes substantially unless the student is committed to full-time, in-resident work until all requirements are fulfilled.Prospective students should plan on full-time studies, including summer quarter, from the time of enrollment until the completion of their dissertation. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Seattle

  • 1480 - 2580 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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