University of Southern California

Why a Marshall Ph.D.?

We understand that choosing a Ph.D. program is a big decision and major commitment. In the presentation below, we'll consider with you:

  • What is a business Ph.D. and what can you do with it?
  • Your fit with our program, and our program's fit with your goals
  • The Marshall Ph.D. Program timeline
  • Your fit with our program, and our program's fit with your goals
  • The advantages specific to Marshall
  • Departmental breakdown
  • The application process, and next steps

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The Marshall Advantage

Broad-Based Expertise.
Marshall's 120 research-active faculty represent a broad swath of the business domain.

Award-Winning Researchers.
Marshall ranks in the top 15 of all business research universities in the world.

Unparalleled Mentoring Opportunities.
Our goal is to foster publication success in top academic journals and confidence in teaching.

Flexible Programs of Study.
Our curriculum is designed for flexibility, providing numerous opportunities for elective courses.

Competitive Assistantships.
Our program features a competitive Assistantship package guaranteed for four years. Students who make satisfactory progress receive funding in the 5th year.

A Rich, Multicultural Environment.
USC is a vibrant community of 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Exciting Life in Los Angeles.
USC's central location is minutes from downtown Los Angeles, with easy access to cultural and gustatory highlights.