The Ph.D. in Business Administration is a degree of the Graduate School of Duke University. Information on how to apply and deadlines for application can be obtained directly from the Graduate School at

The Fuqua School of Business offers financial support to all those admitted to the Ph.D. program. The following support is offered in the first year:

(1) A full tuition grant, registration and mandatory health fees while in the program,

(2) A stipend of $30,000 for the first year and $27,000 for years two through five.  As part of their doctoral training and educational experience, students work as research and teaching assistants for an average of 10 hours per week in year one and 6 hours per week in years two through five as part of their stipend payment.

(3) Additional research assistantship funds (roughly six hours per week) are also available beyond the first year.  Research funding is provided for collaborative research with faculty.

Students continue to receive at least the monthly stipend for up to five years of the program, provided that the comprehensive exams have been passed successfully (at the end of the second year), the major field examination has been passed before the beginning of the fourth year, and the student has made adequate progress in conducting and producing research as part of their collaboration with faculty. Obtaining research assistantship funds depends upon the student arranging to work with faculty members on research projects of mutual interest.