Transforming Students Into Scholars

NYU Stern Doctoral Program

Ph.D. students become researchers through one-on-one faculty mentoring.

Our Programs

Your experience at Stern will provide you with an opportunity to engage in rigorous collaborative and interdisciplinary research.


The Stern Pre-Doctoral program seeks to promote a diverse, scholarly environment and encourage promising individuals from under-represented or non-typical backgrounds (personal, academic, or employment) to enter the academic profession.

Doctoral Programs

NYU Stern's doctoral students thrive in an atmosphere of intellectual rigor and creative collaboration. We cultivate colleagues. Most graduates go on to become top rate scholars who advance state of the art research in their fields.

Visiting Scholar

Stern invites outstanding doctoral students from distinguished universities abroad to engage in research and scholarly interaction at Stern for one or two semesters.

Stern's PhD Program by the Numbers


Social Science Research Network rates NYU Stern #1 among the top 1,000 US business schools for new downloads of research within the past 12 months.

(as of September 2021)


NYU Stern is ranked #2 in the world for its research productivity.

(as ranked by UT Dallas, Research Contributions 2017-2021 in leading business journals)


NYU Stern is ranked 11th in the world for placing Ph.D. students in top business schools.

(as ranked by the Financial Times, 2015)