The Ph.D. Program in Accounting at FAU prepares candidates for research and teaching careers at universities and for careers within firms or government agencies requiring advanced research and analytical capabilities. Most of our graduates use their degrees to pursue faculty positions at universities.
The program can be completed in four years on a full time basis. The program consists of coursework, independent research, and a dissertation (see program requirements for further details). Typically, you can expect two to two and one-half years to complete coursework and related requirements; and one – two years to complete the dissertation. Of course, individuals vary and the time to complete the degree can be longer in certain cases. The accounting program at FAU includes extensive research, writing, and mandatory attendance at research workshops. Students will take at least four seminars in accounting plus select a supporting area of concentration (for example, finance, economics, psychology, etc.).