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How to apply to the Ph.D. Program in Accounting.

Ph.D. Program in Accounting

Our doctoral program seeks to prepare men and women for faculty positions at top-tier universities where they will be expected to make significant scholarly contributions through their research and teaching endeavors. Students in our small and selective program gain meaningful experience by teaching undergraduate classes and working with faculty on research projects.

Students spend four or five years developing an understanding of the accounting literature and supporting disciplines, and learning how to conduct accounting research. To gain an appreciation for the variety of accounting research questions and paradigms, it is a good idea to start by reading the accounting literature. Relevant journals are Accounting Horizons, Contemporary Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of the American Taxation Association, The Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Management Accounting Research. Accounting Horizons is less technically oriented and will be more accessible to you at this early stage in your academic career. Many of these journals should be available at a university library most convenient to you.