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Accounting PhD Program

PhD Accounting Program

The Accounting Ph.D. program includes research focused on several accounting disciplines, including Financial, Managerial, and Auditing and Corporate Governance Accounting.

PhD Accounting Program



Research Community

Accounting faculty members have published extensively in leading accounting journals such as:

  • The Accounting Review
  • Journal of Accounting Research
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • Contemporary Accounting Research
  • Review of Accounting Studies

The University of Texas-Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings for research productivity over the past decade ranks the Accounting faculty as fifth worldwide.


In addition to required coursework and independent research, students are actively encouraged to participate in research projects with faculty—preferably as a co-author; attend and participate in the ARFs (accounting research workshops); present papers at, serve as discussants and otherwise attend national conferences; and take additional coursework either for credit or audit to further enhance their knowledge base.


Job Market Candidates

The Marshall School of Business contributes to the broad field of academic research as our students go on to be thought-leaders in business schools around the world. These Ph.D. candidates are taking the next step in their academic careers. Learn more about each candidate by clicking on their name.

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Accounting students have won numerous prestigious awards over the past several years. These honors include:

  • Deloitte Touche Fellowship
  • KPMG Doctoral Fellowship
  • AICPA Doctoral Fellowship

Learn More

Learn more about all Marshall PhD Students in the Marshall Directory. For a list of Accounting students in the program please follow thislink.



    December 15, 2023: Application Deadline - Accounting, Data Sciences & Operations, and Management & Organization* 

    January 15, 2024: Application Deadline - Finance & Business Economics and Marketing 

    The link to the PhD Program application is available on the Admissions page and the next opportunity to apply is for Fall 2024 admission. Late applications may or may not be considered at the discretion of the admissions committee. 

    Admissions decisions are made from mid-February to mid-April. You will be notified by email when a decision has been made.


    Ph.D. Program
    USC Marshall School of Business
    3670 Trousdale Parkway, BRI 306
    Los Angeles, California 90089-0809