The Alvarez Pre-Ph.D. Pathway
The UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business Pre-Ph.D. Pathway prepares students with an enriching research experience delivered by award-winning faculty. Addressing a pressing need in the marketplace to train the next generation of faculty members, Pathway participants will receive the training necessary to become competitive candidates for top-rated business and economics doctoral programs or pursue research-intensive careers.
As a Carnegie R1 Institution, UTSA is committed to research excellence and academic innovation. With our distinguished faculty, competitive doctoral programs, prestigious academic journal publications and innovative research centers, UTSA is among the top 4% of research universities in the United States. National research collaborations and participation in programs like The Ph.D. Project help students achieve success at UTSA and beyond.
This pathway is designed for graduate and undergraduate students dedicated to learning how to conduct and present academic research. It consists of three courses that can be completed in one calendar year for a total of nine credits.
The structured, three-course sequence aims to cultivate a student’s interest and develop their research competency in preparation for a doctoral program or a research-intensive corporate career.
Students in the pathway are part of a cohort and join a network of their peers who become a pillar of collaboration and support throughout the journey. Pathway participants have access to dedicated space to discuss research ideas and are invited to attend academic presentations and events, in addition to having opportunities to present their own research.
The next cohort begins Spring 2024.