The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Ph. D. Program at a Glance

The Program

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s accounting Ph.D. program provides qualified candidates with the intellectual and professional capabilities needed to pursue academic careers at major universities. The doctoral program is offered to a relatively small, yet highly qualified and motivated, group of students who are devoted to achieving academic excellence. Admission to the program is extremely competitive. Development of a close working relationship between faculty and students within the department and across the college’s business disciplines is emphasized.

The program is structured, full-time, and research-oriented. It starts in July with a mathematics “Boot Camp” before classes begin in the fall. Students complete two to three years of coursework followed by two years working on their dissertation.

Throughout the program, students are expected to collaborate with others on writing papers. To facilitate this process, students must complete a paper during their second year and are encouraged to begin work on their research agenda during the early years of their program. After students complete their coursework, they must pass their comprehensive examinations before beginning work on their dissertation. Students may choose to specialize in financial accounting, auditing, tax, corporate governance, or systems.

The University

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, is the official land-grant institution for the State of Tennessee. As the comprehensive campus of one of the nation's largest universities, it is an institution that offers a wide range of graduate programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees.

The University is located in a regional metropolitan center for commerce, medical service, science, and education. The area, which is consistently rated as one of the most livable places in the United States, enjoys a moderate cost of living and a mild climate with a pleasant change of seasons. Abundant recreational opportunities are provided by the proximity (45 miles) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the many large lakes within one hour's drive.

Programs offered by the Haslam College of Business and the Department of Accounting and Information Management are fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. The University has a new library that offers an extensive collection of books, periodicals, and other works. The UTK Computing Center offers modern technology and support services that constantly change in response to the needs of the University. For additional information click here to see the University's home page.

Department of Accounting and Information Management ~ 637 Stokely Management Center ~ 916 Volunteer Blvd ~ Knoxville, TN 37996-0560
Phone: 865-974-2551 ~ Fax: 865-974-4631 ~ E-Mail:


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Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System