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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Consumer Sciences The Ohio State University



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With a doctorate degree in Consumer Sciences, you'll be an expert in the field prepared to become a future professor at a top-ranked university or principal investigator at a research organization with expertise in family resource management, fashion and retail studies or hospitality management.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Consumer Sciences prepares you to significantly and positively impact consumers within our world economy. Doctoral studies in consumer sciences allows you to dive deeper into studying consumers and their consumption patterns and decision-making.

You'll be immersed in research from the beginning to end of your PhD studies as you deepen your knowledge of consumer sciences. The program also gives you one-on-one access to distinguished faculty who have vast insight and contribute to research that uncovers new ways to enhance consumer welfare and market efficiency and to improve consumer experiences in the marketplace.

At Ohio State, there are numerous research opportunities while you focus your studies through three areas leading you to a PhD in Consumer Sciences:

  • Family Resource Management focuses on how consumers make decisions related to the use of limited resources, with a focus on time and money. You can build emphasis areas in consumer and family finance, consumer health, economics of aging, financial wellness, consumer policy, family economic policy, consumer behavior, or global consumer issues.
  • Fashion and Retail Studies focuses on the investigation of textiles and clothing products and their use by consumers from historical, behavioral and social-psychological perspectives. You will study body image, appearance management behaviors, or consumer responses to phenomena in the retail sector.
  • Hospitality Management focuses on the hospitality-tourism industry, the largest employer in the world. You will undertake a systematic examination of the various functional areas of hospitality firms and their contribution to the greater community. The rigorous research-oriented curriculum prepares you for a successful career in academia.

Career Paths

The Consumer Sciences Graduate program has a proven track record of successful placement of graduates. Our PhD graduates are employed at major universities and colleges, research institutes and government agencies including, Cornell University, University of Georgia and Seoul National University.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Consumer Sciences.

Full Time (Minimum semester hours to degree completion: 50)

Tuition fees

Tuition, insurance and fees: USD $39,703 per year


25 Aug


College of Arts and Sciences

186 University Hall,

230 North Oval Mall,



43210, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Master's degree, current GRE scores

English Language requirements:

  • 550 Paper-based TOEFL
  • 79 Internet-based TOEFL (IBT)
  • 82 MELAB
  • 7.0 IELTS

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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