Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for admission to the University’s 4-Year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marketing programme for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.


  • Collaborative blend of local and international instructional faculty
  • Congenial leveraging of UPSA’s uniqueness of well-established scholarship with professionalism
  • Consistent strong practical teaching and research training focus
  • Comprehensive evaluation and student performance monitoring
  • Committed team of qualified research supervisors
  • Compatible skills in the design, execution and presentation of original research


Entry Requirements

  • Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an institution accredited/approved by National Accreditation Board (NAB):
  • A Master degree by research or coursework in Marketing with a minimum CGPA of 3.0
  • A Master degree by research or coursework in other business disciplines with a minimum CGPA of 3.0
  • Applicants with degrees from foreign universities are required to have their academic certificates certified/verified by NAB prior to their offer of admission.

All applicants must pass a selection interview which will be conducted at the discretion of the admission panel.

How to Apply

(a) Purchase of Online Serial Numbers (OSN):

Online Serial Numbers (OSN) for UPSA are available for purchase at the cost of GH¢300.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and US$120.00 for International Applicants at the following sales points:

  1. Any Ecobank or Access Bank branch nation-wide
  2. Any Ghana Post (Post Office) branch nation-wide
  3. By Visa/Master Card/Mobile Money using the link
  4. By mobile money (all networks) short code: *887*18#


(b) Completion of Online Application Form

All applications must be completed on-line i.e.

  • Log on to
  • Use the Online Serial Numbers (OSN) and the receipt number to access the on-line application form
  • Fill in the application form and submit it online


(c) Attachment of Supporting Documents

All applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms. All such documents to be attached must be scanned into PDF format:

–  Copies of certified academic certificates and transcripts

  • Two recommendation letters (i.e. on the applicant’s ability to undertake doctoral studies)
  • Personal Statement (i.e. applicant’s motivation to pursue doctoral studies)
  • Copy of birth certificate.