Prospective Students

Illinois’ seminal contributions to graduate accountancy education began with the awarding of the department’s first master’s degree in 1922 and its first Ph.D. in 1939.  Our distinguished faculty are world-renowned, with research and teaching expertise that is unrivaled.  Almost every specialization in accounting research is represented in Illinois’ large and diverse faculty, making Illinois an ideal place for a Ph.D. student in accountancy.

The faculty at the University of Illinois has a diverse set of research interests, and is at the forefront of accounting, auditing, information systems, and taxation research.