Accounting PhD Specialization
The University of Oklahoma's Steed School of Accounting offers a high-quality Ph.D. specialization in accounting aimed at developing scholars capable of making significant contributions toward understanding how accounting affects business decisions and business enterprises. Students are trained to conduct original research in various areas of accounting (financial, managerial, tax, or audit) by either analyzing available economic data or running behavioral experiments. The program offers several seminars covering current accounting research. Students also receive training in statistics, economics, behavioral science, and/or finance depending on their chosen research specialization and their previous academic background. Upon graduation, students take positions at research universities throughout the country. Our faculty consists of nationally recognized scholars who regularly publish their work in top-tier journals and who have served editorial roles in leading journals of the American Accounting Association, including The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Journal of the American Taxation Association, and Journal of International Accounting Research. During the program, students are highly encouraged to work with faculty on co-authored research projects.