Departments | Accounting

Doctoral Program in Accounting

The McCombs School of Business 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 2018 survey of U.S. accounting faculty, Texas McCombs PhD program in accounting was ranked first in the nation. 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.

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

Page last updated: 3/13/2019