PhD in Accounting
The doctoral program in accounting graduated its first student in 1972 and since that time, there have been over 141 graduates. The objectives of the program are to:
- Provide students with comprehensive knowledge of methods, institutions, and concepts in accounting and related functional and research disciplines.
- Prepare students to conduct quality research relevant to private or public organizations, to direct research by others, and to communicate research findings through teaching and writing.
- Prepare students for the varied responsibilities and opportunities of academic careers or for positions requiring similar research and analytical skills.
Consistent with these objectives, the mission of the Department of Accounting is to achieve excellence in accounting education by providing the highest quality instruction and curricula in all of our academic programs, intellectual contributions, and professional service.
Our accounting faculty are distinguished instructors and scholars, who are extensively published and nationally recognized for their accomplishments. A number of them hold leadership positions in professional organizations and serve on editorial boards.
A detailed discussion of the program requirements are to be found within Mays' PhD Handbook, Texas A&M University's Graduate Handbook, and Texas A&M University's Graduate Catalog. Students should be aware of the policies and procedures contained in these documents as well as the PhD Program in Accounting requirements that are incremental to the above documents.
Financial aid is primarily available in the form of research assistantships, which allow for a waiver of out-of-state tuition for non-Texas residents. Assistantships are usually awarded for the full academic year, subject to fund availability. In addition, a limited number of fellowships are available for exceptionally well-qualified students.
Dr. Michael Kinney
Mays Business School
College Station, TX 77843-4353
Phone: (979) 862-2078
Fax: (979) 845-0028