Doctoral Programs

The Accounting Concentration

Philosophy and Objectives:

The Ph.D. Program in Accounting at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management offers the opportunity to engage in scholarly academic research and university teaching. The program is designed to help highly motivated individuals develop the skills and abilities essential to a successful career in academia. Our faculty believes that academic excellence demands more than the integration of existing knowledge and theory into the teaching curriculum. It also demands a commitment to academic research. Accordingly, the primary goal of doctoral candidates in Accounting should be to make scholarly contributions to their field of interest through both teaching and publication. The Ph.D. program is designed to facilitate achievement of this goal by providing courses in accounting, research methods, statistics, and other related disciplines that are essential to conducting rigorous academic research.


To receive an application, or answers to general administrative questions, e-mail our Program Office at

Questions specifically related to the accounting concentration may be sent to Professor Thomas Kida, Accounting Doctoral Coordinator.