Management PhD FAQs

Answers to many of your application questions can found on the Graduate School Website.  Please refer to the Graduate School website for all official required application procedures.

Many of your questions about the PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Management can be found in our Program Handbook.

  • What can I do with a Ph.D in Business Administration (Management)?

    The program will train graduates to be competitive in pursuing careers in academia and industry. The academic jobs that graduates could pursue include becoming professors or positions in social science research centers and laboratories. Jobs prospects in industry would include opportunities with management consultants, executive level positions, survey firms, training and organizational development departments, and human resource managers among others.

  • How do I apply?

    The application review process begins with the Graduate School processing the required materials for your application.  The application materials required include: 1) all transcripts from prior degrees; 2) GRE or GMAT test scores; 3) if your educational history is from a non-English speaking country, you must submit a TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, Pearson or Cambridge English exam scores; 4) personal statement.  The Graduate School will then complete a credential evaluation of your education history and forward your application package to the department for review. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted for this part of the process. You can log into your application account to view your status of your application.

    The department deadline for submitting your application for full consideration is February 1.  The Graduate School can take several weeks to process your application, so we encourage you to submit your completed application well before the deadline. 

    In late February, the Management department admissions committee will meet and consider applications.  The admissions committee will do a holistic review of all the application materials submitted.  The admission process is very competitive as we usually receive many more applications than we can accept.  The admissions committee attempts to evaluate an applicants’ likelihood of success in our PhD program and the fit the applicant has with our faculty and our research interests. 

    We will begin to extend acceptance and graduate assistant offers in early March.  Applicants have until April 15 to inform us of their decision whether to accept offers.  Secondary offers may be delivered after April 15 depending on funding availability.

  • How much will the program cost?

    The cost of the program depends on many factors.  You can review the cost of with our tuition and fees page.  The PhD in Management requires 72 credits.

  • Is funding available?

    Doctoral students typically receive a research or teaching assistantship stipend. The stipend provides a competitive salary and a tuition waiver. Advanced students can supplement their stipend and gain valuable teaching experience by teaching a course or two during summer or winter sessions. 

    The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships is available to meet with any students needing information on federal- and state-based financial aid programs. For additional information on funding for graduate students, learn what funding is available through the Graduate School as well as external funding opportunities.

  • How do I apply for an assistantship?

    The Graduate School application will ask if you wish to be considered for a graduate assistantship. If you check yes, our Management admissions committee will consider you for a research/teaching assistantship.  You do not need to make contact with an individual professor to be considered for an assistantship.  Also, please review the Graduate School's information on graduate assistantships.

  • What is the duration of the program?

    Most students will take four years to complete the program.  The first two years 36 units of required classes followed by a comprehensive exam.  The second two years includes dissertation work and independent research.  The graduate student handbook has more detailed information about the program.

  • What English language test scores are required?

    Official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, Pearson or Cambridge test scores will be required unless you are a U.S. citizen or have earned a degree in one of the following English-speaking countries exempt from testing:

    • Antigua
    • Australia
    • Bahamas
    • Belize
    • British Guyana
    • Canada (except for Quebec)
    • Ireland
    • Jamaica
    • New Zealand
    • St. Vincent
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • United Kingdom
    • United States

    English language test or GRE scores can be submitted to the Graduate School using school institution code 4844.

    University-wide minimum English-language test scores*

    Some programs require higher scores. Check with your program director or potential adviser.

  • I was admitted! What do I do next?

    Log into your application account and click on the notification that shows your admission decision notification. The official acceptance letter will be sent within two business days to the mailing address on file. You will also receive a letter in the mail that will provide instructions to log into your MyNevada portal. This portal will allow you to register for courses, pay fees and tuition, etc. Please be sure we have your correct mailing address on file.

  • How do I get my student visa?

    For issuance of I-20 or other Visa-related processes, please visit the  Office of International Students and Scholars.

  • Personal Statement

    As part of your application, you are asked to write a personal statement explaining your interest in getting a PhD in Management.  We use this statement to evaluate your fit with our department.  Some of the things that you should include in this statement include: 1) your motivations for pursuing a career in academia and/or a research related career; 2) your research interests in the field of management; 3) your prior research and teaching experiences; 4) the faculty in our department with whom you believe you have similar research interests.  Please do your homework on our faculty and investigate the type of research they do and the papers they have published and let us know the faculty members with whom your research interests align.