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Invitation to Apply to PhD Program at West Virginia University

  • 1.  Invitation to Apply to PhD Program at West Virginia University

    Posted 10-17-2019 16:10

    Call for PhD Applications in the field of Management at West Virginia University

    We invite applications for our doctoral program in Management

    at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University.

    Applications are due by February 1, 2020.


    The Management Ph.D. program is a small, high quality, full-time, residential program designed to prepare qualified individuals for a career in scholarly research and teaching at the university level. The faculty in the Department of Management is engaged in research covering a wide range of topics in strategy and organizational behavior. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty on a one-on-one basis and become involved with their research activities. We strive for our students to gain experience presenting their work at academic conferences and publishing research articles in quality academic journals. Students also acquire teaching experience through teaching undergraduate management courses during their time in the program.

    The Ph.D. program is designed to provide students with enough flexibility to discover an intellectual niche while ensuring that all students acquire general research knowledge in the broader field of management, in-depth expertise in a selected area of specialization (i.e., strategic management or organizational behavior), and competence in quantitative research methods.


    Students begin their graduate work in the fall semester. To be assured full consideration for August admission and/or financial aid, the department must have received completed applications by February 1. The department makes most admission decisions during February and March. Given application processing time, we encourage potential students to apply early to ensure all materials are received prior to the due date. 

    Minimum application requirements include:

    • 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 3.25 graduate GPA (US standards) 
    • 6 20 GMAT score (or GRE equivalent) 
    • 7.0 IELTS or 100 TOEFL-ibt (ESL students only) 
    • A résumé 
    • Three (3) letters of reference 
    • A statement of purpose

    WVU offers generous 12-month graduate assistantships, including a $23,000 annual salary, medical insurance coverage, and tuition waivers. Additional funding opportunities can be awarded based on availability and applicant qualifications.

    About WVU

    West Virginia University is a large, Carnegie Classification R1 university located within a 3-hour drive of Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and Pittsburgh, PA. We are strongly dedicated to research excellence. WVU is located in Morgantown, WV, a town named "No. 1 Small City in America" by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. WVU has a student population of 28,409 students from 108 nations. The Mountaineers are part of the Big 12 Conference and fans display a contagious energy, welcoming everyone to be part of Mountaineer family.

    Life in West Virginia

    Morgantown, WV is a city of 30, 547 with a safe, healthy, family-oriented community. Life in WV offers year round outdoor activities including white water rafting, rock climbing, biking, hiking and skiing throughout the Appalachia Mountains.

    Nancy McIntyre
    West Virginia University
    Morgantown WV
    (304) 293-4056