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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Tuition and Financial Aid

 Students focusing on the marketing field of study in the Ph.D. in Business Administration program are charged the current tuition set by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The costs listed below are estimates and meant to give you some idea about the cost per credit hour.


Tuition and fees Per Credit Hour Oklahoma residents Non-Oklahoma resident
Graduate Tuition $223.30 $849.20
Student Fees $118.25 $118.25
Business College Fees $53.50 $53.50
Campus Infrastructure Fee $10.00 $10.00

International students must also pay the International Student Status/Maintenance Fee which is $50 per semester. Ph.D. students that did not graduate from High School in Australia, Canada (except for Quebec), New Zealand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or the United States (U.S.) are required to take the International Teaching Assistants exam if the score on the speaking portion of the iBT is between 22 and 26, or the IELTS is between 7.0 and 8.5, or if the test scored has expired. This is exam costs $45.00 and is administered immediately preceding the fall and spring semesters.

Financial Support

All doctoral students admitted to the Department of Marketing are expected to teach and will be offered half-time graduate teaching assistantships. Half-time assistantships carry a stipend of approximately $2,003 per month for nine months. Students awarded half-time teaching assistantships should anticipate 60 hours of tuition waivers for a four-year program. Doctoral students are provided with health insurance coverage; additional coverage for spouse and children is available at the student’s expense. Supplemental tuition waivers and supplemental graduate fellowships may also be available to financially support your PhD studies. Conditional on available Departmental funds, students accepting a position will receive a onetime award in their first semester of enrollment to a help defer moving expenses. For additional information about financial support please contact the Graduate Programs Office.

Contact Information

Graduate Programs
Spears School of Business
Oklahoma State University
102 Gundersen
Stillwater, OK 74078-4011
Phone: (405) 744-2951
Fax: (405) 744-7474