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Patterson School of Accountancy
University of Mississippi

Ph.D. in Accountancy 

Doctor of Philosophy in Accountancy course schedules differ depending upon the background and needs of each student. The minimum course requirements include 25 hours in accountancy, 12 hours in a minor field, and 15 hours in research-tool courses. At least 25 hours in 600- and 700-level accountancy courses including Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Theory, Research Seminar, Seminar in Auditing and Accounting Information Systems Research, and Seminar in Financial Accounting and Capital Market-Based Research. For more information, contact Dr. Kendall O. Bowlin.

Admission is quite competitive. The minimum acceptable GMAT score is 600, and all applicants must be licensed CPAs. The school accepts no more than six new applicants per year, so many applicants meeting the minimum admission standards cannot be accommodated.  Regardless of the school they graduated from, all international students must take the TOEFL exam and achieve a score of 600 or higher (100 on the Internet-based TOEFL). Full information about the Ph.D. program is available in the Ph.D. Program Guide.

Applications are accepted by the Graduate School. During the application process, you will enter basic information, choose your starting term for the program, and pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee.