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    #1 Doctoral Program in Accounting

    Public Accounting Report, 2002-2004, 2009-2017

  • Professor Steven Kachelmeier

    Professor Steven Kachelmeier

  • Professor Lisa Koonce Teaching

    Professor Lisa Koonce

Doctoral Program in Accounting

The University of Texas at Austin boasts one of the most prestigious accounting PhD programs in the United States, with more than 250 PhD graduates since its inception in 1934. In a 2016 survey of U.S. accounting faculty, UT Austin's PhD program in accounting was ranked first in the nation, followed by the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, Stanford University, and the University of Michigan (Public Accounting Report, August 2016). This ranking reflects the program's diversity and excellence across all areas of accounting education and scholarship.

Our distinguished faculty conducts research across a wide variety of specializations, including financial reporting, management accounting, auditing and assurance services, taxation and accounting information systems.

The Texas PhD curriculum readies you for academic life by developing research and writing skills. Doctoral students also generally secure at least one term of teaching experience. As a graduate of the program, you will be well-equipped to make contributions to accounting knowledge, assemble evidential bases for policies and practices of the accounting profession and open major new sources of curriculum content.

The demand for skilled accounting educators is strong, and doctoral graduates in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin have enjoyed considerable placement success over the years.

If you aspire to a career as an accounting educator and researcher, a doctoral degree from The University of Texas Department of Accounting will give you the foundation needed for success.

Research Topics and Methodologies/ Faculty Expertise
Research Topics
Research Method Areas 
Auditing Managerial Taxation
Archival Rowland Atiase
Shuping Chen
Michael Clement
Dain Donelson
Robert Freeman
Ross Jennings
John McInnis
Sara Toynbee
Yong Yu
Wuyang Zhao
Nicholas Hallman
Jaime Schmidt
  Lillian Mills
Brady Williams
Experimental / Survey Eric Hirst
Lisa Koonce
Brian White
Steve Kachelmeier Eric Chan
Steve Kachelmeier
Brian White
Theory   Aysa Dordzhieva

Volker Laux
Ronghuo Zheng
Lillian Mills