Welcome to the AAA Portal for students considering a PhD in accounting or another doctoral program. The portal acts as a gateway and a clearinghouse for the very best information for those of you thinking about a PhD.

To help you navigate the confusing and complex plethora of information on the web, AAA's group of Doctoral Program coordinators regularly update this site with the latest information about their programs. There is also guidance about the many types of doctoral programs to choose from, whether they be traditional or non-traditional in nature. We invite you to check out the video and links on this page - get in touch should you have comments or questions. You can email info@aaahq.org

Interview with Kari Olsen about being a PhD student. Kari is now an Associate Professor at Utah Valley University.



How does the AAA serve Doctoral students?

  • Reduced student membership rates in the AAA and its sections
  • Events to support exposure to research, teaching and networking
  • Career Center - find your new career opportunity!
  • Accounting PhD Rookie Recruiting and Research Camp - an annual recruiting event featuring schools looking to hire recent graduates for faculty positions.

AAA Academic articles on Doctoral Programs

Please click on any of the links below to view some sample scholarly content on PhD Programs:

Can Obtaining an Accounting Ph.D. Provide a Positive Financial Return?

From Student to Accounting Professional: A Longitudinal Study of the Filtering Process

The Current State of Accounting Ph.D. Programs in the United States

You can also become familiar with the largest body of research in the profession - visit our Digital Library https://publications.aaahq.org/  to view the full range of academic content we publish.





What Schools offer Doctoral Programs in Accounting?

If your school is not listed contact info@aaahq.org, and someone will be happy to assist in listing your school


School list:

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If the Pathways Commission Vision model inspires you, join the ongoing conversation at PathwaysInspired.org 


Funding and the PhD job market

Funding for a PhD is one of the first issues prospective students ask themselves. Although each school is different, most universities do not charge tuition for doctoral students and also provide stipends. There are many online resources that offer you advice - we think the following sites are particularly helpful.


The PhD Project


Accounting Doctoral Scholars (ADS) 


William (Bill) Ezzell Scholarship from the AICPA Foundation



Non-Traditional Doctoral Programs

Nontraditional doctoral programs information is available through the Pathways Commission: "An Examination of Non-Traditional Doctoral Education" - we encourage you to look at the Resources List at the end of the Pathways Report PDF below.
An Examination of Non-Traditional Doctoral Education
The Accounting Faculty Shortage: Causes and Contemporary Solutions