The PhD program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as effective University researchers and teachers or for senior research positions in business or government. A primary objective of the program is to train PhD candidates to become proficient researchers. Therefore, course work involves research activities such as literature review and critique, theoretical modeling, research design, computer-assisted empirical analysis and preparation of proposals and research papers. Another objective is to train students to become high-quality teachers. PhD candidates are provided the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in their specialty area. In addition, students are expected to participate in national and regional academic conferences and are encouraged to work with faculty in developing individual research and teaching skills.
Fall deadline: February 1
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Missouri State Law requires that students who have a teaching assistantship achieve a certain level of proficiency on an oral language assessment, https://gradschool.missouri.edu/itap-program/. All Trulaske College of Business students are assigned as teaching assistants for at least one year of their program. Students are required to achieve the required proficiency score in order to receive financial support by fulfilling that teaching assignment and maintain good standing in the program.