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Accounting, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #651 (QS) , LA,
The Department of Accounting PhD Program is designed to be a year-round program of study for full-time students. Individuals can expect to spend two years working on coursework and two years or more completing a dissertation. Students must also pass a qualifying exam upon completing the required coursework. 

About

Coursework consists of advanced classes in economics, finance, and accounting. Overall, the program usually requires four years to finish. Doctoral education is a collaborative process. Students should expect to work with fellow doctoral students in accounting and other disciplines as well as with faculty. 

The Doctor of Philosophy is the mark of highest achievement in accounting scholarship. The Doctor of Philosophy in accounting at LSU is designed to produce scholars who will conduct top-tier, original research that makes a significant contribution to knowledge within the accounting discipline. 

By the completion of the program, students are expected to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the theoretical, conceptual, and research foundations of accounting. While teaching is an integral part of an academic position in accounting and will be required by students in the program, the primary focus of the Department of Accounting PhD Program is acquisition of research skills. 

The combined experiences achieved through the PhD Program are designed to prepare the student to be a researcher, teacher, and colleague at the university level. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting Research 
  • Accounting Theory
  • Math for Economists
  • Introduction to Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Statistical Inference
  • Econometric Methods 
  • Corporate Finance/Experimental Design
  • Applied Econometrics  
  • Econometric Methods III/EXST Experimental Design
  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts
  • A copy of the name page of your passport
  • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29443 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29443 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    29443 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29443 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    12528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12528 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

Graduate assistantships are typically awarded for four years and include a tuition waiver. Assistantship duties may include teaching, teaching assistance, or research assistance for a faculty member. Working with faculty members on research projects is strongly encouraged. Assistantship assignments require 20 hours of work per week.

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