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Accounting, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #134 (BCR) College Station, TX, United States
The Ph.D. in Business Administration – Accounting program is designed to produce scholars capable of publishing in the top journals from the moment they graduate, if not before.
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The Ph.D. in Business Administration degree with accounting as a major field of study brings the Ph.D. student to the leading edge of knowledge in the field. Rigorous course work and research activities provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual foundations of accounting. The objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide comprehensive knowledge of methods, institutions and concepts in business and related functional and research disciplines
  • Prepare students to conduct quality research relevant to private or public organizations, to direct research by others and to communicate research findings through teaching and writing
  •  Prepare students for varied responsibilities of academic careers or for positions requiring similar research and analytical skills

Consistent with these objectives, the mission of the Department of Accounting is to achieve excellence in accounting education by contributing to the intellectual leadership and professional service of the field and providing the highest quality instruction and curricula in all of our academic programs.

Our accounting faculty are distinguished instructors and scholars, who are extensively published and nationally recognized for their accomplishments. A number of them hold leadership positions in professional organizations and serve on editorial boards.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research I (fall semester of the student's first year.) 
  • Empirical Research Methods (spring semester of the first year) 
  • Capital Markets Research 
  • Analytical Research Seminar 
  • Behavioral Research Methods 
  • Research in Taxation 
  • Microeconomics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Application Requirements 
  • Application fee paid online by credit card
  • Essay/Personal statement question(s).
  • Scanned transcripts (.pdf) from each senior-level post secondary institution for the review process.
  • Professional resume.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15312 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    15312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15312 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    6798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6798 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for College Station

  • 964 - 1490 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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