Program Overview

Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is located on a 1,250-acre suburban campus eight miles from Washington, D.C. and 35 miles from Baltimore. Washington, D.C. and the surrounding region offer unparalleled professional opportunities as well as a rich culture and recreational resources. This region is home to numerous federal agencies, universities, global corporations, and national and international nonprofit organizations. Robert H. Smith School of Business is one of 13 schools and colleges at the University of Maryland — one of the top-20 public research universities. This powerful combination makes Smith the ideal place to pursue a business doctoral degree.

The primary mission of the PhD program of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is to produce individuals who will contribute to the discovery and dissemination of scientific knowledge through continued careers in research, publishing, and teaching at high-quality research-oriented universities and research-oriented non-academic institutions throughout the world. In carrying out this mission, it is recognized that we operate in a knowledge-based economy that is being transformed by information management.

What areas of specialization in research are offered?

The Robert H. Smith School of Business offers the PhD in business and administration with eight areas of specialization: 

The curriculum is designed to ensure students' exposure to, and training in, high-quality research, research methods and requisite knowledge. This is a full-time, research-intensive doctoral program and takes 4-5 years to complete. A part-time option is not available. Learn more about the requirements of the program.

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Robert H. Smith School of Business
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