Business Administration: Accounting, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours

Research Methods
ECON 5213Introduction to Econometrics3
ECON 52233
ECON 6013Microeconomic Theory I3
STAT 52033
STAT 5023Statistics for Experimenters II3
STAT 5063Multivariate Methods3
Hours Subtotal18
Dissertation Hours
ACCT 6000Doctoral Research and Thesis15
Hours Subtotal15
Doctoral Seminars
ACCT 6703Seminar in Accounting Research3
ACCT 6110Graduate Readings and Special Topics in Accounting (Behavioral Research in Accounting)3
ACCT 6110Graduate Readings and Special Topics in Accounting (Analytical and Empirical Research)3
ACCT 6110Graduate Readings and Special Topics in Accounting (Capital Markets Research)3
Hours Subtotal12
Guided Electives
Select 15 hours from one of the following tracks:15
For Archival Research Candidates
Graduate Readings and Special Topics in Accounting (Faculty-Guided Independent Study)
Econometric Methods
Advanced Econometrics
Econometrics I
Econometrics II
Financial Markets
Financial Theory and Corporate Policy
Seminar in Finance (Corporate Finance)
Time Series Analysis
For Behavioral Research Candidates
Graduate Readings and Special Topics in Accounting
Advanced Methods in Management Research
Analyses of Variance
Nonparametric Methods
Sample Survey Designs
Experimental Designs
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval