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What We Look For

What We Look For

PhD study at Kellogg is designed for candidates with outstanding intellectual abilities and a passion for learning.

Our doctoral programs are highly individualized and reflect each student’s unique background, qualifications and research interests.

On average 20-25 doctoral students join Kellogg's PhD programs each year from approximately 700 applications submitted. Successful completion of the doctoral program typically requires five years of full-time study and intense dedication and self-discipline.

Academic Background

Academic Preparation

Desired Skills

Research Fit


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