PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management FAQ

How long does the Ph.D. program usually take to complete?
The program is designed to be completed in four years.  However, it is to be expected that different students will progress at different rates.

What financial assistance is available?
Ph.D. students in good standing can expect to be funded for at least four years while in residence. Funding takes the form of a tuition waiver (both in- and out-of-state) and stipend. Financial assistance usually comes as Graduate, Teaching or Research Assistantships under faculty supervision.

As a valuable component of students professional development, the program and the university support and fully fund student travel for approved presentations, conferences and colloquia.

Admission Decisions
The goal of the admissions committee is to admit individual candidates and build cohorts with the greatest potential to frame, conduct and publish high quality research in the area.  Factors heavily influencing the decision include academic potential (prior coursework/school, standardized test scores, publications), motivation (personal statement), ability to communicate (writing samples, teaching evaluations, interview) and intangibles (relevant experience, maturity/self awareness).

Is the program accredited?
The Ph.D. program, like all degree program in the College or Business, is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) – the highest level of accreditation for business schools.

Who can I talk to for more information?
Ph.D. Program College of Business Administration Georgia Southern University, P. O. Box 8154, Statesboro, Georgia 30460.  Email:

Last updated: 7/29/2019

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