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Drexel LeBow PhD Programs

Enter the research conversation as a LeBow doctoral student

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business doctoral programs prepare you to become an outstanding scholar and inspiring teacher through rigorous training in research methods, theory and quantitative analysis. Work with award-winning research faculty, who surpass the expected by going beyond knowledge to explore new territory in a supportive collegial, cordial and research-intensive culture. Extend your reach and gain exposure in your field with additional support for attending research conferences.

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Work with award-winning research faculty

Students work with faculty while discovering their own unique research path in a broad range of business science disciplines.

Competitive Assistantships

Competitive assistantship packages for 5 years, including tuition remission, stipend and travel expense compensation to present at national academic research conferences.

Individual Mentoring, Group Collaboration

Small class sizes create an environment that fosters opportunities for one-on-one and group mentoring allowing students to gain valuable feedback and engage in collaborative research. 

Professional Development

Professional development including extensive training, educational workshops and a multitude of research seminars prepares students for a future as a researcher, instructor and thought leader.

Degree Options

LeBow offers a STEM-designated PhD in Economics as well as a PhD in Business with specializations in accounting, operations and business analytics, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior and strategy. Drexel LeBow also offers an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA).

Delivery and Outcomes

PhD degrees are delivered as full-time, on-campus degrees and normally require about five years to complete. Graduates go on to become faculty at highly reputable institutions such as Cornell University, Fordham University, Lehigh University, Oregon State University, Pepperdine, University City London and a number of campuses in California State University.

The Drexel Difference

Research-focused faculty take a hands-on approach to mentoring PhD students and candidates, bringing their world-renowned knowledge as subject-matter experts to bear in preparing students and candidates to become outstanding scholars, researchers and inspiring teachers. When you combine that with assistantships, the rigorous training Drexel University is known for, a wealth of professional development opportunities, committed career and advising teams, a dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion, and an active alumni network of more than 40,000 spread around the world, students stand ready to leverage everything that makes LeBow different to build their own pathway to success.

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Campus and Facilities

Gerri C. LeBow Hall from Pearlman Plaza Sunset

Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is located at the heart of Drexel’s University City campus — at the intersection of Woodland Walk and Market Street — where it forms a gateway to Drexel and serves as a backdrop to the historic statue of A.J. Drexel.

Drexel’s University City campus is located in Philadelphia’s vibrant technology and research corridor, and is just steps to hotels, museums, world-renowned restaurants, and more you would expect from the city where our nation literally began (not to mention a UNESCO-designated World Heritage City, one of only two in the United States).

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Thank for your interest in PhD programs at LeBow. Please contact us for more information or with questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

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