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Management & Organizations & Sociology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #22 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
Students in this joint program offered by our Management & Organizations Department and Northwestern University's Sociology Department are interested in topics that bridge management strategy and economic sociology, such as social movements, the production of culture, entrepreneurship, social networks, gender and race inequality in organizations, and globalization.   
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Overview

Our philosophy is that intellectual and research interests come first, and that research methods should be tailored to fit research questions. Within this research framework, our program is designed to bring together those students who want a disciplinary base in sociology while focusing their research on organizations and their environments. Our students become actively involved in research during their first year of study. The Management & Organizations & Sociology program develops students' theoretical knowledge and methodological skills for careers as successful and productive researchers within a business school or sociology department. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Active Research Areas (Sociology Faculty): culture; law, economy, and organizations; social inequality; and comparative-historical sociology.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Academic Background
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Test Scores
  • Certification of Proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The Kellogg School of Management provides financial aid to admitted PhD students, including international students, for five years. The financial aid package includes:

  • Fellowship stipend
  • Teaching and/or research assistantship
  • Tuition scholarship
  • Payment of the Northwestern University student health insurance fee
  • Subsidy for purchase of a laptop computer
Doctoral students who receive financial assistance during the first year of study may expect this assistance to be renewed annually through year five, providing they achieve satisfactory progress and meet program-specific requirements. For professional development purposes, in years two, three, and four, a portion of the student’s stipend is allocated toward wages for teaching and research assistance for approximately 10 hours per week. Opportunities to teach may also be made available by the department.

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