PhD Program

Wharton’s Ph.D. program in Accounting trains students to be successful academic researchers. To this end, the program is designed to provide students with opportunities to learn to develop their own research ideas and to learn to implement appropriate research methods. Students learn these skills through rigorous coursework, as well as mentoring relationships and often research projects with faculty members that provide “on-the-job” training. When a student completes the program, he or she will have a dissertation and other publishable research in progress that can credibly communicate to the academic community the student’s skills and potential for future success as a researcher.

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About the Program
Find out more about the Accounting admission requirements.

Course Information
View the Accounting course requirements.

Course Schedule
View the Accounting course schedules.

Current Students
View a list of our current Accounting PhD students.

Sample Plan of Study

PhD Accounting Program Coordinator
Luzi Hail
Stephen J. Heyman Professor, Professor of Accounting
1319 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365
Phone: (215) 898-8205

Current students in the PhD program