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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Ph.D. in Marketing applicants are presented here, divided into the categories:

Find out more information about the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at http://www.bauer.uh.edu/departments/marketing/.

    General
  • How many Ph.D. students does your program admit each year?

    Every year we admit two to three students to the program from an applicant pool of more than 60. The deadline for application is February 1.

  • Is a Marketing PhD a more advanced MBA degree?

    No. An MBA degree is a professional degree. The goal of our Ph.D. program is to train future academia — marketing professors who conduct research, create new knowledge, and teach marketing classes in universities and colleges. All our recent Ph.D. graduates went on to become college professors.

  • Do Bauer Marketing Ph.D. students receive financial aid?

    All students admitted into the Ph.D. program receive financial aid, ranging from $31,870 to $35,710, based on 1) a $2,100 per month stipend with annual increases through the third year, 2) a possible fellowship during a student’s first two years and teaching compensation thereafter, and 3) tuition waiver (less student-paid fees). Our doctoral students work as graduate assistants, doing joint research with faculty members.

  • How are the recent job placements of your program?

    You can find our recent placements at http://www.bauer.uh.edu/doctoral/marketing/placements.php. To view the profiles and websites of our current Ph.D. students, please visit http://www.bauer.uh.edu/doctoral/marketing/phd-student-directory.php. To review our current Ph.D. student and alumni accomplishments, please visit: http://www.bauer.uh.edu/departments/marketing/phd-marketing/accomplishments.php. To read what Ph.D. students at Bauer say about our Ph.D. program, please visit http://www.bauer.uh.edu/doctoral/admissions/accepted-students.php#what-our-students-say

  • Is the Ph.D. in Marketing program a full time or part time program?

    The Ph.D. in Marketing program at Bauer is a full time program.

  • How many years does it take to earn a Ph.D. in Marketing?

    Almost all our students complete the program in 4-5 years.

  • Can I register to begin my Ph.D. in Marketing program for a spring or summer semester?

    No. Admission is only for the Fall semester.

  • Do I need to visit the department during the application process?

    No.

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    GMAT, GRE, TOEFL & GPA
  • Do you accept GRE scores instead of GMAT scores?

    Yes. We do accept the GRE exam. The scores cannot be older than 5 years, and official scores should be sent to University of Houston, Main Campus ETS code 6870.

  • Will UH waive the GRE/GMAT scores?

    No. GRE or GMAT cannot be waived under any circumstance.

  • What is the minimum score required for the GRE or GMAT exam?

    There is no minimum score requirement, but the probability of acceptance is positively correlated with GMAT or GRE score. The median GMAT score of our current Ph.D. students is 680. A GMAT score lower than 630 or a combined GRE score lower than 310 significantly reduces the probability of admission.

  • What is the minimum acceptable grade point average (GPA)?

    There is no minimum GPA requirement, but the probability of acceptance is positively correlated with GPA.       

  • If I take the GRE or GMAT more than once, are my scores averaged?

    No. The admissions decision will be based on your highest score. Scores cannot be older than five years.

  • I've taken the GMAT more than once. Can I submit components from various testing dates?

    No. Component GMAT scores, including verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing assessment tests, must be reported from the same date.

  • What if my official GMAT scores, including the AWA, arrive after the deadline?

    We must have your official GMAT score by the application deadline, which is February 1 for all applicants. ETS generally takes 12-15 working days to send the scores, so please plan accordingly.

  • How do I apply to take the GMAT?

    Write or call:
    Graduate Management Admission Test
    Educational Testing Service
    P.O. Box 6103
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6103
    Telephone: 1-800-462-8669 or go to: 1-800-GMAT-NOW
    Website: www.mba.com

  • Is the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for foreign applicants?

    Yes, if you earned your undergraduate degree outside the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, English-speaking Canada, or the United Kingdom, regardless of whether the program you attended was conducted in English. TOEFL scores may not be more than 2 years old. TOEFL is waived for applicants who earned a previous college degree (Undergraduate, Master’s, or Doctoral) in the countries listed above.

  • How do I apply to take the TOEFL?

    The TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Information is available on the internet at www.toefl.org.

  • Must I also take the Test of Written English (TWE)?

    No, it is not required for admission.

  • Although my education was completed overseas, I am now a U.S. citizen. Will UH waive the TOEFL?

    No, unless you meet the conditions outlined above. Whether you are a U.S. citizen (or permanent resident) is not the issue. You must take the TOEFL unless you have completed a previous academic degree in one of the countries mentioned above.

  • I have completed an English language training program with the University of Houston. Does the certificate I receive allow me to waive the TOEFL?

    No.

  • If I take the TOEFL more than once, are my scores averaged?

    No. We consider only your highest score. You may take the test as many times as you like.

  • How long does it take for UH to receive my scores?

    Usually, official scores will be reported to UH four (4) weeks after you take the test.

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    Academic Information
  • How do I find out more information about the Marketing faculty at Bauer?

    We have world-class faculty with varied backgrounds and research interests. Please go to the faculty directory at http://www.bauer.uh.edu/departments/marketing/faculty.php to find the details. This is a very active research faculty in marketing, as shown in our publications page http://www.bauer.uh.edu/departments/marketing/publications.asp. Between 2012 and 2016, our faculty published 16 papers in the top marketing journals (Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research and Marketing Science). This is the platinum standard for research and is not easily accomplished. This puts our department in the top 40 of marketing departments in the U.S.

  • How much do Ph.D. students interact with the faculty?

    In addition to daily interactions with the faculty, we also have a number of opportunities for doctoral students to increase their exposure to research. Each Friday we have a research seminar where scholars from universities all over the country and the world come to present their research to the faculty and students. For information about our seminar series, see http://www.bauer.uh.edu/departments/marketing/seminars/. During this visit, the visiting scholar has breakfast with a group of doctoral students and meets with them to answer questions and discuss research. For the last three decades, we have hosted the annual UH Marketing Ph.D. Symposium where doctoral students from major Ph.D. programs - UH, Arizona, Arizona State, Columbia, Florida, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, UT Austin, UT Dallas, and Wharton - come to UH to present their research. For more about the Symposium, see http://www.bauer.uh.edu/doctoral/marketing/phd-symposium.php

  • What courses do I take in my Marketing Ph.D. program?

    The Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship offers several Ph.D. level core courses. In addition, students may take electives on Economics, Psychology, Management and other related disciplines. You can find more information regarding our curriculum here: http://www.bauer.uh.edu/doctoral/marketing/curriculum.php

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    Experience & Degrees
  • How important is my work experience in the admission decision?

    Professional experience is not required for admission.

  • Must I have a master's degree to enter the Ph.D. program?

    No.

  • Must I have an undergraduate degree to enter the Ph.D. program?

    Yes. You must have a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university if you received your education in the United States. If you are an international applicant, your undergraduate degree must be the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree. If you have completed a three-year Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM) degree from India or Pakistan, we also require that you have completed the Master of Commerce (M.COM) degree or similar post-graduate degree. For specifics on International requirements, you may contact The International Admissions Office.

  • What undergraduate major is required?

    No particular undergraduate major is required in order to pursue the Ph.D. in Marketing.

  • Does the program have any academic pre-requisites?

    No.

 

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