The Department welcomes applications from superior students who have a strong interest in and are committed to accountancy research, scholarship and teaching. To maintain excellence in our program in light of available faculty resources, the Department limits the program to approximately twenty PhD candidates. Normally, three to six candidates are admitted to the program each year.

Background knowledge prerequisites for the Ph.D. program include: the equivalent of an AACSB accredited undergraduate business degree with a major in accounting, an intermediate undergraduate microeconomics course, and undergraduate courses in calculus (differential, integral and multivariate) and linear algebra.

Students ordinarily are admitted to the doctoral program for the fall semester, but, if possible, we encourage starting course work during the preceding summer semester. The due date for applications and all supporting materials is January 15.