Our doctoral program is designed to prepare its graduates for success in academic positions at top-tier research universities around the world. The program is designed for students with solid work experience who are able to commit to a full-time program with the goal of an academic career in research and teaching supply chain logistics. The coursework covers a broad range of topics including theory development and research methods. Doctoral students are assigned as teaching and/or research assistants at various phases of the program. Upon completion of coursework, students are required to pass a comprehensive examination in logistics and then complete a dissertation that demonstrates their ability to conduct and lead an original research project. A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree signifies that the candidate has demonstrated the required high level of scholarship to lead an academic career at the university level as well as to conduct independent scholarly research.