24 months
99250 USD/year
99250 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The PhD specialization in Accounting at the Yale University prepares students to become accounting scholars engaged in research and teaching at the highest levels in the general areas of financial information and contracting within and across organizations.


Key facts:

  • Yale SOM's specialization in Accounting is designed to develop strong theoretical and empirical skills. There is a heavy emphasis on original research to form a base for sustained scholarship. Co-authored research, with both faculty and fellow PhD students, is encouraged and supported.
  • Yale University’s accounting program is small (matriculating 1-2 students each year), and involves informal and spontaneous frequent interactions with faculty. The program maintains a 1:1 faculty-to-student ratio. Students interact with emerging research in a host of ways, from conferences held on campus to weekly seminars where faculty and fellow PhD students present and discuss their work.
  • Candidates tend to pursue a broad range of research interests, helped by courses in accounting as well as in various areas of management, Department of Economics, Yale Law School, and other parts of the University. They develop fruitful relationships with other Ph.d. students, especially from the Finance PhD program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Accounting I
  • Seminar in Accounting II
  • Seminar in Accounting III
  • Seminar in Accounting IV
  • Empirical Workshop in Accounting & Financial Economics
  • Financial Economics I
  • A seminar in Marketing or a second seminar in Financial Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications are considered only once per year, and all new students begin their doctoral studies in the fall term. 
  • Classes are not offered on evenings or weekends, nor is it possible to be a student in the program while holding a full-time job. 
  • Applicants are required to take either the GRE or GMAT test. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    99250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 198500 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    99250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 198500 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for New Haven

1380 - 2110 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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