PhD in Accounting

This program will not accept incoming students for the fall 2024 semester.

The goal of the PhD program in accounting is to graduate students with the knowledge and skills that serve as the foundation of a successful academic career. Our curriculum provides a comprehensive understanding of the accounting literature and develops the expertise necessary to engage in high quality research that is meaningful to academics and professional accountants alike. Through close interaction with faculty mentors, students develop research design, modeling and writing skills that are critical to success in the field.

We value students with an interest in research and teaching, professional experience and certifications, and strong analytical and problem solving abilities. Our program capitalizes on our students' professional accounting experience as the basis for developing high quality research that is timely, relevant and informative.

The accounting faculty has many established academics with a strong interest in partnering with PhD students. Our faculty members have published their research in the premier journals in accounting such as The Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research, and high quality journals such as Accounting Horizons, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Business Ethics, and Current Issues in Auditing. Several faculty focus their research in the area of international accounting, publishing in journals such as The European Accounting Review, The International Journal of Accounting, The Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, and The Journal of International Accounting Research.