Accounting Doctoral Programs
Teaching accounting at a university is an excellent career choice.
Most universities will require a Doctorate degree. A summary of the
accounting doctoral programs in the United States of America is found in the
Most doctoral accounting programs have a fairly standard application for
admission process. The following is a list of items you will need if you are
applying to an accounting doctoral program:
- The school’s formal application form. Each school will have its own
formal application form.
- GMAT score. Most schools use the GMAT score as a measure of
potential success in a doctoral program. In most cases, you will need a
score of 600 or more. The GMAT web site is:
- Transcripts. You will need to submit official transcripts for each
school you attended after you graduated from high school. The
transcripts will need to be sent directly from the school you attended
to the school to which you are applying.
- Personal Essay. Schools will differ as to the content and form of
the essay. Check each school’s web site to determine the type of essay
- Application Fee. Most schools will charge you a fee for submitting
an application. The fee may be as little as $25 or as much as $125.
- Recommendations. Schools will require you to submit three personal
recommendations. These recommendations should be written by individuals
who can attest to your potential to do research; they should not be
members of your family.
- TOEFL. International students who do not have English as their first
language must submit a TOEFL score. Schools generally want scores in the
high 500s or 600s. The TOEFL web site is: