The PhD concentration in Accounting produces high-caliber doctoral graduates who are ready to assume faculty responsibilities in accounting and related departments at major research universities. Candidates work in collaborative relationships with 15 full-time faculty members who hold doctorates from top business schools as they prepare for careers in research and teaching at leading academic institutions.

Many of our current faculty members serve on editorial boards for preeminent accounting journals, such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Contemporary Accounting Research. Four of our current faculty members have received prestigious American Accounting Association (AAA) awards, including the Lifetime Contribution Award, Notable Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award, the Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award, and the Notable Contribution to Auditing Literature Award.

The Fox Department of Accounting ranks within the Top 10 accounting programs for research across all topics since 1990 in Brigham Young University’s Accounting Rankings, and the Fox PhD concentration in Accounting has been ranked within the Top 20 for research in all methods and topics for the last three years. Additionally, the PhD program is ranked highly by Brigham Young University in specific archival areas: Auditing (#4), Managerial (#8), and Financial (#26).

Recent graduates of the Fox PhD concentration in Accounting have accepted research positions at universities recognized within the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™, including University of Connecticut, Binghamton University, Virginia Commonwealth University, American University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and Stony Brook University. Senior alumni of the program hold endowed chaired professorships, as well as senior administrative positions such as dean or chancellor, at other major universities. Some alumni have also received Outstanding Dissertation Awards from the American Accounting Association, and one recent PhD alumnus received the AAA International Section Outstanding Dissertation Award.

To ensure their applications receive early attention, applicants are encouraged to email Professor Jagan Krishnan with their curriculum vitae and GMAT score report before starting the formal application process.

Doctoral studies in statistics provides a rigorous training in theories and methods within a collaborative research environment so you learn to apply your research to varied issues and challenge the bounds of statistical knowledge.

You’ll work closely with our world-class faculty, who are well-versed in a variety of research subjects, frequently publish in leading academic journals, and receive external funding and grants to complete important practical research. You’ll gain the skills to advance statistical theory through knowledge of research methodology and its applications, understand new statistical methods and how they’re applicable across disciplines, and undertake original research.

With a PhD from the Fox School, your career possibilities are unlimited. While some graduates of the program have accepted positions at corporations like Boeing, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and Pfizer, many of our graduates hold faculty roles at leading academic research institutions, including Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Houston, University of Southern California, and Villanova University.


Financial Aid

All students admitted to this program are considered for full financial support for up to five years. Funding typically comes in the form of research or teaching assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend. The funding is renewable every year, subject to good progress and annual evaluations. Students who apply before the January 15 deadline will also be considered for Temple University’s prestigious university fellowships.


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