For administrative purposes, the University of Washington Business School Ph.D. Program is associated with five academic departments. Each Ph.D. student is associated with the department that offers his or her major area of specialization. Because there is limited number of teaching assistantships available, admission decisions tend to be department oriented.
Each academic department and the Ph.D. Program Office jointly administer Ph.D. students in Business Administration guided by the UW Graduate School Instructions, Policies and Procedures for Graduate Students and the UW Foster School of Business Ph.D. Program Policies and Procedures.
The Ph.D. Program in Business Administration offers these major areas of specialization: