The principal objective of the Kellogg School's doctoral program is to train men and women for academic positions in universities where they will discover and communicate new knowledge. Doctoral students are provided with the skills necessary to succeed as scholars: the ability to think critically, faculty with rigorous research methods, knowledge of the relevant questions in their field and the motivation to continue learning throughout their career.
The Kellogg School offers frequent opportunities for students to collaborate on research projects with faculty and fellow doctoral students and to coauthor publications with them. By the time students reach the dissertation stage, they will have a thorough understanding of their subject. They will also be able to identify opportunities for new frameworks and insights, and the technical ability to turn those opportunities into published research.
Kellogg seeks candidates who have the will and desire to do scholarly research. A previously earned graduate degree or work experience is not required for admission. On average, most doctoral students complete the degree requirements in five years of full-time study.
Part-time or online study is not available.