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Pre-Ph.D. Program

Addressing a pressing need in the marketplace, the UTSA College of Business Pre-Ph.D. program will provide students with experience in business research necessary to explore a future career in academia, research or consulting. The program will be vital to growing the pipeline of underrepresented Ph.D. students.

UTSA undergraduates can participate in the program through the college’s Business Competencies program as well as with the Business Honors Program. Master’s students can participate in the program by utilizing the free electives afforded by their degree requirements. Students who complete the nine-credit-hour Pre-Ph.D. competency will enhance their understanding of the nature of research, and the process to prepare for subsequent study in a doctoral program.

The goal is to make this program the premier recruitment vehicle for research-intensive universities as they seek to find and enroll candidates for their Ph.D. programs.

For questions about the Pre-Ph.D. program, please contact Hamid Beladi, executive director of the Pre-Ph.D. program.