Ph.D. in Business Administration - Accounting

Program Overview

The Ph.D. Program in Accounting prepares students to conduct original research on accounting issues. Accounting research addresses substantive accounting issues with theories and methods drawn from disciplines such as economics, finance, psychology, mathematics, and statistics. Our faculty research represents a broad range of interests and research methods. Our program offers broad based interdisciplinary training that prepares our students for a career in academic research institutions.

We admit 2 to 4 students in residence each fall. It takes 4 to 5 years to finish the program. Students are required to take about 2 years of coursework, pass written and oral comprehensive examinations, demonstrate proficiency in research and teaching, and defend a dissertation.

We look for students with strong analytical skills, business background, superior communication skills, and a strong work ethic. Our recent graduates have been placed at reputable research universities, such as the University of Illinois, University of Connecticut, Arizona State University, University of Kentucky, and Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Financial Support

Our students in good standing receive financial support that covers 5 years of study. The financial support includes full tuition waiver and competitive salaries (currently approximately $40,000 per year) for serving as half-time (20 hours per week) research or teaching assistants.

Research assistant appointments involve assisting faculty research projects, the experience of which helps Ph.D. students to learn the research process. Teaching assistant appointments involve instructing an undergraduate class or assisting a professor's class. Ph.D. students are required to independently teach a class once or twice during the program.

Program Questions?

Jenny Tucker
Ph.D. Coordinator

352.273.0214 (tel)
Email (jenny.tucker at

Administrative Questions?

Sandy Subach
Finance Manager

University of Florida
Fisher School of Accounting
Gerson Hall 210
PO Box 117166
Gainesville, FL 32611-7166

352.273.0200 (tel)
Email (subach at


College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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