Students in the Ph.D. in Business Administration – Operations and Supply Chain Management program typically hold a graduate assistantship, which is the principal means of financial support throughout the duration of the Ph.D. program. Assistantships provide experience through work as teaching and research assistants, as well as lecturing roles later in the program.
The assistantships require a commitment of 20 hours per week and registering for 9 credit hours each fall/spring semester (6 credit hours during the summer, if funded). Depending on the qualifications of the applicant and availability of funds, most students can expect a graduate assistantship compensation equal to $20,000 per year, in addition to a non-resident tuition waiver and Texas A&M University’s Tuition Payment Program, which is currently valued at approximately $5,000 per academic year. The Tuition Payment Program assists with tuition costs up to 9 credit hours during the fall/spring semesters, and 6 credit hours during the summer term. Students are responsible for paying university fees outside of the covered program costs.
A limited number of graduate college fellowships are also available. The most qualified applicants stand an excellent chance of qualifying for graduate college fellowships ranging from $3,000 to $8,000 per academic year. Each year, Texas A&M ‘s Office of Graduate Studies also awards or administers a number of one-year fellowships. To be eligible, applicants must be admitted to Graduate Studies, pursue a Doctorate degree in any of the programs offered by Texas A&M University, and be nominated by their respective department.
In addition, other sources of funding for doctoral dissertation research and travel associated with research are available on a competitive basis at the university, college, and department levels.