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Bauer Doctoral Programs

All of the Bauer College's doctoral programs are now accepting applications for fall, 2014 admissions. The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 1, 2014. Thank you.

Solidly committed to the exploration of science, observation and knowledge, our scholars are analytical, curious and committed to a lifelong process of learning and sharing that knowledge with others. Utilizing state of the art, rigorous research techniques, Ph.D. candidates are given the flexibility to pursue their passion while maintaining active links to professionals in their fields of study. The University of Houston is classified at the highest level as a doctoral-granting research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Each graduate of the Bauer Ph.D. program is expected to:

  1. Gain experience in presenting research at professional conferences and having original work accepted for publication in academic journals.
  2. Function independently as a competent researcher.
  3. Gain sufficient knowledge as well as interviewing and presentation skills to qualify for a faculty position upon completion of the program.
  4. Gain skills required to competently teach a full semester class at the college sophomore or above level.

Students with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university – regardless of the undergraduate field of study – may apply for admission to the Ph.D program. Students consult with the Ph.D. coordinators of their departments to choose advisory committees. A degree plan is created in consultation with that committee. The program typically includes four or five years of course work, research, and teaching. Bauer requires a minimum of 42 hours of coursework, plus at least 18 of dissertation credit.

Application

Applicants must comply with all college and university application requirements, including application deadlines. For the doctoral programs, the deadline is February 1 for full consideration. A late application will be considered only if space remains, and carries a $25 late application fee in addition to other application fees. Usually, each department admits four students for the Fall semester. Bauer’s recently accepted applicants have GMAT or GRE scores around the 80th percentile or higher (GMAT around 660 or above; GRE around 160 or above). Excellent proficiency in English is expected.

Ph.D. Spotlight

SusanaVelez-Castrillon

“The Ph.D. program has been a very enriching experience. I am a biologist and did not have any interest in business when I graduated from college. I started working and became curious about the things that happened in the lab that had nothing to do with biochemistry. Why were we pursuing this or that alliance? How were the companies we worked with choosing which projects to fund? How did the entrepreneurs I worked with decide to enter such risky ventures? Even the daily interactions with my bosses and co-workers mystified me. This is how I became interested in business, and the Bauer Ph.D. in management program has been an excellent match for this curiosity.”

- Susana Velez-Castrillon, Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia

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