A typical course sequence is outlined below, but you should refer to the PhD Handbook for complete information on all program requirements. All students must take an independent study every semester for the first two years.

Comprehensive examination

OHR majors must successfully pass the comprehensive examination in OHR. You will be expected to take the exam during your third year in the program.


The dissertation is the final step toward graduation. It's expected to lead to at least one publication in a top organizational behavior journal.

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is primarily available in the form of teaching and research assistantships, which include a stipend and tuition waiver. In addition, a limited number of fellowships are available for exceptionally qualified students.