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Accounting Doctoral Program



The Accounting Area is very pleased to offer

Krannert Accounting Scholarships,

BKD LogoScholar funding


Crowe Horwath Scholar funding


designed to make the Accounting Area's financial aid package comparable to or better than those offered by our peers

The goal of the Accounting Doctoral Program is to provide rigorous, cutting-edge training in research and teaching so that our doctoral students can prepare themselves for a successful academic career. Students in our program generally specialize in empirical (archival) or analytical (theoretical/mathematical modeling) research. Applicants should have strong analytical skills. A graduate degree (e.g., MBA, MAcc, etc.), professional work experience and certification (e.g., CPA, CMA, CFA, etc.) are desired. Successful applicants are expected to arrive with a working knowledge of calculus.

General guidelines for Krannert's Ph.D. programs are contained in the Krannert Graduate School of Management Ph. D. Program Requirements. Specific details about requirements and procedures for the Accounting Doctoral Program are available in the Accounting Doctoral Program Requirements.

We encourage you to read both documents and contact our Accounting Doctoral Program Director, Professor Susan Watts, if you have any questions. Her email address is

We are very proud of the achievements of our doctoral students and hope you will take a look at their accomplishments listed in our Doctoral Student News .

Current Doctoral Students