Accountancy Ph.D. Program Overview

Students must meet all the general requirements of the doctoral program of the School of Business (see the PhD Handbook), and meet any additional requirements of the student’s Field of Study.


The objective of the accountancy doctoral program is to train students for academic research careers.  Accountancy placed 100 percent of its doctoral students in academia during 2000-2013. Approximately 58 percent of placements are at schools that ranked among the Top 100 in the UT Dallas or U.S. News & World Report rankings.


There are 17 full-time faculty members holding degrees from among the most prominent doctoral programs in the United States, including those of the University of Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, MIT, Northwestern, Stanford and Yale.

According to the University of Texas at Dallas Database, the GWSB accountancy faculty led Washington area business schools in articles published in the top three accounting journals over the last five years.

The GWSB accountancy faculty has contributed to 10 publications, followed by Georgetown University with nine, George Mason University with five, University of Maryland with three, and American University with two.

Our faculty has published in the top business journals, such as:

Other notable aspects:

  • Two faculty members have won national research awards.
  • In 2009-10 The Accounting Review, one of the top three accounting journals, ranked the Department’s faculty 15th in the nation for its publishing rate, surpassing the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of California-Los Angeles, Emory University, and the University of California-Berkeley.
  • GWSB’s accountancy program was rated 9th best in the nation in the 2012 EduUniversal survey of 1,000 business school deans around the world.