• Qualifying Exams

    Admission decisions are made by the Ph.D. program committee after considering applicant background, GMAT scores (660 minimum) or GRE scores (1200 minimum), grade point averages (GPAs), letters of reference, fulfillment of prerequisites and an on-campus interview. The GMAT is preferred, but students may choose to take either the GMAT or the GRE. All international students are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score (600 minimum) and a Test of Spoken English (TSE) score (230 minimum).

  • The Dissertation

    During the third year, students are expected to commence work on the dissertation. Students are transferred from the program committee to a dissertation committee and formally begin work on their thesis defense.

    Writing a dissertation is the final test of research skill. It requires an understanding of relevant literature and methodology, and the ability to think independently. Ph.D. candidates must find an original topic, plan a test of hypotheses, and write and defend at a final oral examination a document acceptable to the dissertation committee and to the Graduate School.

  • Application Deadlines

    Deadlines for application to Manderson may vary. Early application increases the probability of a fellowship or scholarship. The following provides an approximate timetable of Graduate School application dates:

    Domestic students: The application must be filed on or before May 1 of the year of admission.

    International students living in the U.S.: The application must be completed at least 60 days before registration for the year of admission.

    International students living outside the U.S.: The application must be completed at least 90 days before registration for the year of admission.

  • Required Courses
    AC 610
    Introduction to Accounting Research Methods
    AC 620 
    Advanced Accounting Research Methods
    AC 630
    Archival Accounting Research
    AC 640
    Experimental Accounting Research
    AC 650
    Directed Research
    AC 691
    Research Practicum I
    AC 692
    Research Practicum II
    AC 698
    Research Colloquium Series
    AC 699
    Dissertation Research in Accounting
    ST 551
    Statistical Methods for Applied Research II

    Two Statistics electives and five minor electives are also required.

  • Psychology
    PY 607
    Research Methods in Psychology
    PY 651
    Physiological Psychology
    PY 629
    Cognitive Neuroscience
    PY 650
    Cognition & Learning
    PY 659
    PY 671
    History & Systems in Psychology
    PY 652
    Lifespan Developmental Psychology
    PY 670
    PY 672
    Advanced Social Psychology
  • International Economics and Finance
    EC 510
    Advanced Microeconomic Theory
    EC 530
    International Economics
    FI 531
    International Finance
    FI 631
    International Money & Finance
  • Public Policy
    EC 510
    Advanced Microeconomic Theory
    EC 581
    Public Expenditure & Policy Analysis
    EC 622
    Seminar in Public Finance
    EC 511
    Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
    EC 512
    Industrial Organization
  • Microeconomics/Econometrics
    EC 510
    Advanced Microeconomic Theory
    EC 570
    Mathematical Economics
    EC 571
    EC 610
    Seminar in Microeconomic Theory
    EC 671
    Seminar in Econometrics
  • Finance
    EC 510
    Advanced Microeconomic Theory
    FI 601
    Financial Management Theory
    FI 602
    Advanced Financial Theory
    FI 610
    Seminar in Financial Management
    FI 614
    Seminar in Investments
    FI 624
    Seminar in Financial Markets
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Box 870220
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