Purdue University

Krannert School of Management

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management PhD Program


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management PhD Program

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The PhD program in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (OBHR) educates students to be world-class scholars who can conduct leading-edge research and effectively pass on this knowledge as respected teachers in the universities of the world. Our students are exposed to state-of-the-art thinking, theories, research methods, and literature from the behavioral and organizational sciences. Topics studied can range from micro-level topics such as employee work attitudes to macro-level topics such as advanced labor economics and organizational theory. Our students also are developed as teachers through participation in teaching skills workshops, observation and feedback by faculty and direct experience. Traditionally, every student is given the opportunity to teach and learn as an instructor in their own course. PhD students are immersed in an intense, hands-on educational experience where one-on-one learning with faculty members is the norm. Challenge and support are the cornerstones of Krannert's OBHR PhD program.



International Student Requirements:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or the TOEFL, must be taken by applicants whose native language is not English. The official score report for the TOEFL should be sent from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to Purdue University. Minimum TOEFL iBT Scores for admission are as follows: Writing: 18 Speaking: 18 Listening: 14 Reading: 19 Total: 77 Purdue University also accepts International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. An overall score of 6.5 is required for admission. The Test of Written English (TWE) and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) are not a requirement for either admission or standard financial aid packages, including assistantships and fellowships. However, the TSE is required to be considered for awards that are based on teaching potential if an applicant's native language is not English.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 42

In State Tuition (per year): 298 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 298 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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