This career offers a high degree of intellectual stimulation, creative freedom, and the opportunity to develop and disseminate new knowledge via research and teaching.
Starting salaries (nine month) for newly minted Ph.D.s in marketing average over $140,000 a year (at research universities). In addition, many schools provide three or more years of additional summer salary and a research stipend.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Typically, successful applicants have a strong undergraduate record (3.3 GPA or higher) and high GMAT scores (high 600s or above) or GRE (90th percentile). In addition, we value applicants who have a strong interest in academic research, are highly motivated, possess strong communication and analytical skills, and have demonstrated the ability to think creatively and work independently. We value these skills and traits because experience has shown that they are essential for successful completion of a Ph.D. in marketing as well as later career success as a marketing academician. If you feel that you possess these qualities, we strongly encourage you to apply to our Ph.D. program.