Curriculum

What is the curriculum?

Two years of course-work (spanning management, your area of specialization, and training in research methods), comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. We will offer a variety of seminars at Darden taught by Darden faculty though some of your training will take place on Main Grounds in other departments who offer relevant courses for our program. While you must meet the requirements of the program, there is considerable latitude to design a series of courses with your faculty advisor that fits your particular interests and research goals.

How long does it take to complete my PhD?

Our program is designed for completion in four years: two years for coursework; comprehensive exams (taken shortly after classes are completed); and two years for the dissertation.

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