Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Sheet for Ph.D. in TM Degree Program
Is the Ph.D. in TM for me?
Technology Management is a unique and interdisciplinary science degree, combining state-of-the-art entrepreneurship and new venture creation tools and techniques with technology and engineering disciplines as demanded by today’s market. The University of Bridgeport is 1 of 6 higher education institutions in the nation that currently offers a Ph.D. degree in Technology Management. The Ph.D. in Technology Management (TM) degree is the highest title conferred in the TM discipline.
Doctorate degrees in general would qualify you to become a prestigious member of the academic community as well as providing you with the opportunity to pursue full time university professor positions. A doctorate degree in TM is also appealing to those who have gained sufficient experience in industry and research and are currently pursuing higher level managerial positions in the private and public sectors in technology-related fields.
What are the typical careers pursuable after completing the Ph.D. in TM degree program?
- Bio-technology Management
- Decision Support Systems / Big Data Analysis / Modeling
- General Management
- Information Analytics
- Information Technology Management
- Manufacturing Management
- New Product Development and Commercialization
- New Venture Creation
- Project Management
- Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- Supply Chain & Logistics Management
- Systems Analysis
- Technology Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurship
Am I eligible for a scholarship for the Ph.D. in TM degree program?
Applicants will qualify for the following scholarships in their first year of study:
- $3,000 scholarship if the graduate GPA is above 3.6 out of 4
- $4,000 scholarship if the graduate GPA is above 3.7 out of 4
- $5,000 scholarship if the graduate GPA is above 3.8 out of 4
The School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport also offers graduate assistantship (GA) and Work Study opportunities to those students who demonstrate excellence in their studies.
What is the expected duration of the Ph.D. in TM degree program?
The Ph.D. in TM degree program has just started and currently has not graduated any students. The statistics, however, indicate that completing a Ph.D. degree in a similar field takes an average of 4-6 years. It is expected for part-time students to complete the degree in a longer period of time. The time limit for completing the Ph.D. is 7 years.
Is the GRE exam mandatory for UB graduates to apply for the Ph.D. program?
A minimum GRE score of 700 on the Quantitative section (155 on the revised scale) or better is required for every applicant. A lower Quantitative GRE score might be acceptable if applicants are otherwise competitive. Students with an undergraduate and graduate degree in engineering or STEM, with 3 or more years of business experience, may be exempt from the GRE requirement.