PhD in Organizational Behavior Admission Information | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

PhD in Organizational Behavior Admission Information


  • The desire to study questions and design inquiries that have a positive impact on the world.
  • The ability to articulate well thought out questions and hypotheses that align with ongoing research in the department.
  • The desire and ability to acquire rigorous research and statistical knowledge and skills, including quantitative statistics skills applied during research.
  • The desire to work with individuals, groups, organizations, and/or communities who are interested in research-driven change.
  • Previously demonstrated academic competence as evidenced by grade transcripts and GRE/GMAT test scores test scores. Must be within 3 years.
  • English proficiency for all international students.
  • Previous research experience, publications or scholarship, if any.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted during a window from November 1 to January 15 each year. Those whose applications show promise are invited to come to campus for personal interviews. If short listed, international applicants will be offered the opportunity to interview via Skype or Adobe Connect.

Please note that we admit approximately four students into this prestigious program each year.

Applications Accepted: November 1 – January 15
Notification: First Week of March


We offer a full tuition waiver for four years of doctoral study along with a competitive monthly stipend for four years of doctoral study. Teaching assistantships, research assistantships with ongoing funded faculty projects, and course instruction are important program elements which enable students to gain necessary professional experience in high quality teaching and research.

Required Application Materials

The following materials will be required to complete your application:

  • Transcripts. For initial application consideration, uploading "unofficial transcripts" is acceptable. Official Transcripts will be required for admitted students.
  • Standardized test scores:
    • GMAT (code WTJ-F1-10) or GRE (code 1105-02).
    • A current (within 3 years) English proficiency exam score (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE-Academic [Pearson Test of English]) for all international students.
  • Statement of objectives/research interest.
  • Current resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable).
  • A written piece that shows your writing and thinking skills, such as a proposal, report, class paper, or research paper. Generally your written submission should be between five and ten pages long.

Note: Applications are accepted from November 1 to January 15; submit your application during this window. Detailed instructions are available in our online application.

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