While demanding, our program also is small and supportive.
On average, two students per discipline (about eight to ten students in total) enter the program each year. They join a close-knit professional and social community of thirty to forty students, forging valuable working relationships with one another and entering into collaborative apprenticeships with individual faculty members, who will serve as their mentors for many years to come.
All incoming Lundquist College of Business PhD students receive financial support for four years in the form of graduate teaching fellowships (GTFs), contingent on making satisfactory progress. Students may apply for a fifth year. Possible GTF assignments include teaching assistant, research assistant, and/or instructor. PhD students are required to teach four courses during their tenure. A GTF appointment includes
- Full tuition waiver
- Waiver of most fees
- Generous monthly stipend
- Health insurance
- Travel support
- Office space and use of a computer.
Students are also guaranteed three years of summer support, assuming normal progress.