USC Leventhal’s Ph.D. program, a five- year, in-depth study of the fundamentals of accounting, places research-oriented graduates with elite research universities in the United States and abroad. Because the program is small and exclusive, our students work closely with faculty on research projects throughout their tenure, often authoring or co-authoring one or more papers and publishing them in major journals before graduation.
Students study in small seminars, conduct cutting-edge scholarly research in any of four areas — financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax accounting, and auditing and corporate governance — and learn the art of teaching, all under the guidance of faculty mentors.
Our program features a competitive assistantship package guaranteed for four years, and our students have also been recipients of coveted national fellowships.
Graduates have received tenure-track offers from top research universities, including Arizona, Columbia, Cornell, MIT, Stanford and Texas-Austin.
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