PhD Degrees

We welcome the opportunity to discuss our PhD Program in Business and help you plan for your future application submission. Katz will be accepting applications for our PhD Program in Business for Fall 2022, beginning May 1, September 1, 2021.

Note: We will not be accepting applications for admission to our PhD program for the upcoming Fall 2021.

PhD student presents her findings.

A rigorous, customized program for curious students eager to be recognized as experts in their fields. Mentorship is key to lasting success and confident leadership. The Katz faculty is dedicated to a signature apprenticeship model, designed to support and challenge each student. Work alongside world-renowned faculty, publish original research, and lead your own courses.


The Katz faculty is internationally recognized as experts in their fields and have published in prestigious academic journals such as Accounting Review and the Review of Financial Economics. Read more about faculty and doctoral student research.

Current Students and Alumni Placements

Our mission is to product internationally renowned experts in business disciplines and place our graduates at leading research universities worldwide. View our directory of current PhD students.

Faculty Mentors

Katz PhD students work alongside our faculty. They are not just mentors, they are also colleagues. As a student, you will co-publish papers, present at conferences, and develop new professional connections - all a result of the one-to-one relationships you will develop with your faculty mentors.

Business Research Center

The Business Research Center is a shared asset for all Katz faculty and students, providing a variety of services that support data collection for behavioral research on business-related topics. The primary goal of the BRC is to enhance the research productivity of Katz faculty and students.

PhD Student Roundtable


We are here to offer you support through the admissions process. Here, find all of the information, requirements, and key dates you’ll need to submit your application.

Tuition and Aid

Tuition and fees vary based on program, residential status, and other factors. Learn more about tuition and aid.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Us

University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
Doctoral Program
282 Mervis Hall
Roberto Clemente Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: +1-412-648-1522
Fax: +1-412-624-3633