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Doctorate Program Information

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 following document.

  • Doctoral Programs

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:

  1. The school’s formal application form. Each school will have its own formal application form. 
  2. 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:
  3. 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.
  4. 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 required.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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:
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