Admission Requirements for Doctoral Program
We have designed the Howe School's PhD program in Technology Management to provide a strong background in basic disciplines, particularly management and economic theory, computational methods, research methodology, and statistical methods. Our faculty are committed to innovative and high quality research and teaching. And our objective as faculty is to instill those same values and work ethic in our PhD students.
Students may be admitted upon completion of the master's degree or its equivalent. All applicants to the PhD program must submit either a GMAT or GRE score. International students whose native language is not English must also take the TOEFL test. In addition to the GRE or GMAT score, applicants are asked to submit with their application a sample of writing, such as a published paper, a master's thesis, a semester project paper, or an extensive case study for which they were the principal or sole author.
Before entering the Howe School PhD program, you need to have attained some proficiency in selected areas of mathematics and quantitative analysis-- especially calculus, linear algebra, and basic statistics – because these tools are the general foundation for study in all business disciplines. To assure your proficiency, we offer remedial courses addressing these areas.
To obtain a PhD, a student needs to complete at least 84 credits beyond the B.S. level. A maximum of 30 credits is awarded for a master's degree from another school. As part of their coursework, students are required to attend research colloquia (lectures) given at the Howe School by prominent researchers.
When certified for candidacy following completion of the written exams and all coursework, students are required to write and defend a dissertation in a selected area of concentration. It is expected that doctoral dissertations will make significant contributions to the creation of knowledge and the development of theory and practice in a selected area. Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for specific requirements.
Doctoral study is more than a 40-hour-per-week job, and success in academia requires you to sustain that work commitment throughout your career. You must possess tremendous commitment and drive to succeed in the PhD program. The Howe School shares that commitment in its efforts to provide every full-time student with three years of financial support. So when we assess applicants to the program, we not only look at academic qualifications, but we also try to discern whether candidates have the work ethic and the long-term research interests needed to successfully complete doctoral study.
As a Howe School student, you will find that our limited enrollment enables us to really get to know one another. Also, our nurturing environment helps us work in partnership with you to ensure that you graduate from Stevens with the ability to excel in your chosen career.
Criteria for Admission into the PhD Program
• Students may be admitted upon completion of the master's degree or its equivalent.
• The students must have Masters in Business or MIS or related topics.
• All applicants to the Ph.D. program must submit either a GMAT or GRE score not older than 3 years.
• The students must have knowledge in statistics like the following course: MGT620 Statistics
• Foreign students whose native language is not English must also take the TOEFL test.
• Attach a copy of your Master's thesis or comparable research project. If you have not completed a thesis or independent research project you will be required to complete an independent research project within two years after admission to the program
Admission to Stevens Institute of Technology is highly selective. Applicants are urged to submit complete application materials by preferred deadlines to ensure a timely decision.
• All masters and Ph.D. applicants
• Ph.D. applicants seeking funding
• Ph.D. applicants not seeking funding
Note - Applications with all required materials may be submitted after preferred deadlines.
Domestic applicants may enroll as non-matriculated students and take up to 3 courses.
International applicants, depending on visa status, may enroll as non-matriculated students and take up to 3 courses.