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Doctor of Philosophy, Consumer Sciences – Family Resource Management

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Doctoral studies in consumer sciences allows you to dive deep into studying consumers and their consumption patterns and decision-making, especially related to the use of limited time and money resources. You will be immersed in research from the start of your studies at Ohio State and have faculty mentors who will help bolster your knowledge of consumer sciences.

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Expected Time to Degree:

3-4 years


Deadline to apply

December 1,

for funding consideration; then rolling admissions until cohort filled 

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Autumn Semester 

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