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The KSU Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Ph.D) program is an innovative doctoral program designed to prepare highly experienced professionals for teaching and research positions at AACSB accredited business schools or for advanced research positions in consulting, government or industry. The KSU Ph.D program combines the rigor of a traditional doctoral program with intense classroom study allowing full immersion into state of the art academic research content and methods.
The following are requirements beyond the general KSU Graduate Admissions requirements:
The admission process is highly competitive and designed to identify applicants with the background and experience necessary to complete the requirements of a rigorous doctoral degree program.
The four-step application process is designed to determine if applicants have the skills and interests necessary to succeed in the program.
Admission decisions for each step are made only after receipt of required documents for that step.
The application process begins during the Summer, enrollment decisions are made in the Spring for admittances to a Ph.D cohort beginning during the following Fall semester.
Applicants should review the four-step admissions process for directions on how to apply at https://coles.kennesaw.edu/phd/admissions/index.php.
Admissions Criteria for Unique Cases
Currently, there are no exceptions to the admission requirements.
Transfer credit is not permissible for any part of the KSU Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program.
Petition to Graduate
Each candidate must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. The candidate should contact their program to request a petition. For more information, please view the corresponding section in Academic Policies .
Program of Study