A UNIVERSITY OF IDEAS
The University of Texas at Austin is a community of achievers grounded by smarts, hard work, unfettered collaboration, and belief in the enterprise as a positive means of improving society.
Discover Texas McCombs
YOU WILL BE CHALLENGEDPursuing a doctoral degree is a lengthy and demanding experience. You will be asked to solve problems and go beyond the boundaries of current knowledge to make discoveries. Whether rigorously preparing in the fundamental disciplines or producing papers of original research, Texas McCombs Ph.D. students hit the ground running and work closely with faculty from day one.
YOU WILL BE SUPPORTEDOur mentorship approach partners you with some of the world's most renowned academics to collaborate with you and guide your investigation of ideas and participation in research. Ph.D. students work directly with these faculty and benefit from small seminars, lab meetings, and one-on-one mentoring.
YOU WILL BE INSPIREDThe Provost and Dean announced an additional $1.6 million toward our Ph.D. programs in 2017 to attract the best students and enhance doctoral student resources. You will work side-by-side with the top minds in your academic field with sophisticated tools for your research.
THE TEXAS McCOMBS EXPERIENCE
Welcome to one of the largest public research universities in the world at a business school ranked Top 12 for doctoral graduates produced. You are on your way to changing the world and transforming your life and career.
Flexibility to Be Yourself
We know your research interests will shift as you progress through the program. If you’re ready to dedicate yourself to excellence in research and embrace the values of learning, innovation, and creativity – we are there to mentor and guide you. You’ll be encouraged to collaborate with faculty members across disciplines — and throughout the university.
Supportive Community of Scholars
You will be connected to other highly talented individuals with varying backgrounds, perspectives, and cultures. They will inspire you to develop big ideas, broaden your thinking, and continually learn from your colleagues and research.
Diversity in People and Thought
Collaboration drives everything we do. In a complex and continually changing world, we strive to develop students with mindsets that transcend geographic and cultural boundaries. Please explore our Diversity and Inclusion strategic goals and our participation in PhD Project to promote diversity in business school faculty.
City of Enterprise and Innovation
Austin is a hotbed of business creation, growth, and opportunity with an international reputation for top talent, cutting-edge technologies, and new business approaches. The region is your business laboratory – opening doors to corporate partners, rich data resources, and global visibility for your research efforts.
Global Alumni Network
Texas McCombs is a globally recognized brand with influential alumni, supporters, and organizational partners in every business sector and level of policymaking and societal impact. The value of your doctoral degree is measured in more than dollars and cents. You also gain priceless membership in a lifelong network that will continue to support and accelerate your career.