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Have you ever thought about getting a PhD? A doctoral degree in Accounting qualifies you to pursue an academic career as a researcher and educator. An academic career provides not only tremendous intellectual freedom, but makes it possible to work with bright people throughout your life. You really can make a difference through the scholarly research you create, and the lives you shape through your teaching.

The life style is great, and the pay is good! Frequently, PhD graduates’ starting salary range from $90K to $150K, depending on placement, which is largely determined by performance in the doctoral program. It is not surprising that the position of a university professor is frequently ranked as one of the most desirable jobs in the world.

Why Accounting?

As an interdisciplinary area, Accounting is both interesting and fun. Faculty and doctoral students are involved in research cutting across a wide spectrum of information technology management issues. The research involves issues at the core of Accounting as well as multi-disciplinary topics that interface with other functional areas.

Why at Georgia Tech?

Georgia Tech's PhD  program in Accounting  is strongly research oriented, and emphasizes the early involvement of our students in research projects with world-class faculty. The PhD program places significant weight on learning outside the classroom. Given the small size of the program, the tutorial-mentor model is the primary educational approach employed. Doctoral students experience significant attention and support from a diverse set of thought leaders in the field.

At Georgia Tech, the study of Accounting is interdisciplinary and represents a strong community of active researchers pursuing a wide variety of interests.

PhD Program Milestones

How do I finance the program, and how do I apply?

If admitted to the program, we’ll pay you to go to school to get your degree! Your tuition will be waived and you will receive a monthly stipend. The application deadline is December 6th for admission the following fall semester (starting mid-August).

All relevant financial information, including the application package are available on this site.

Tuition and financing

Application process