Marketing PhD FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions

Transfer credits are approved on a case-by-case basis. Generally courses taken in a professional program (such as an MBA program) will not transfer. Courses at a PhD-level related to required courses may transfer (usually, one-two such courses transfer, but the student still takes the full four-five years to complete the degree).

Regardless of transfer credits, a minimum of 30 UA units must be completed.

No. Realistically, this is a minimum 40 hour per week job that will take 4-5 years to complete.

As with many PhD programs in Research 1 institutions, our students are expected to be apprentices to learn the "research trade," which requires many activities beyond simply taking required courses and completing a doctoral dissertation.

Students are expected to spend time working on research projects in addition to their dissertation. Those with Marketing Department-funded assistantships are expected to work 20 hours per week in addition to their coursework and other research responsibilities.

The University of Arizona is located in Tucson in Southwestern Arizona in the unique environment of the Sonoran Desert. Tucson is surrounded by four mountain ranges and is only an hour drive north of Sonora, Mexico and an hour and a half drive south of Phoenix. Tucson offers a wide range of outdoor activities: golfing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, etc. Since the winters are very mild, Tucson is also a winter resort location. It is rare to see a cloudy day in Tucson, it boasts more days of sunshine than anywhere else in the United States.

For more information on Tucson, view the Visit Tucson website.