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McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

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 the 2019 Public Accounting Report survey of U.S. accounting faculty, UT Austin's PhD program in accounting was ranked first in the nation, followed by Stanford University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Chicago. 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 McCombs 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.