Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy Doctoral Program


Students in the accountancy PhD program develop mastery of one or more specialized areas of accounting: accounting information systems, auditing, and managerial or financial accounting. The program prepares graduates for careers as university professors and research professionals in corporate, nonprofit, and public institutions.

Admission to the program is highly selective. We limit our enrollment, admitting on average only two students per year. This allows our doctoral candidates to work closely with faculty members while pursuing their degree and gain valuable experience in research and teaching. Many of our students receive financial aid in the form of assistantships or fellowships.


Program Rankings

Our rankings reflect both the dedication of our faculty to doctoral education and the productivity of our alumni. Our graduates have become successful faculty and researchers at many institutions, including:

Program Requirements

Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy Doctoral Student's Guide
This guide gives information on the policies, procedures, and requirements that are specific to accountancy doctoral students.

Doctoral Program Handbook
This handbook gives information on the policies, procedures, and requirements for all doctoral students at the University of South Florida's Muma College of Business.