Accounting Ph.D.

The PhD in accounting program leverages the resources and excellence of Rice University to develop talented faculty for business schools. Grounded in economic theory, the accounting faculty’s research expertise covers a wide spectrum of topics ranging from empirical research on capital markets and the contracting role of accounting to analytical modeling of agency problems and organizational design. The program is designed around a rigorous set of cutting-edge research seminars covering the essentials in theory, research methods, and contemporary accounting issues.

Program features: 

  • World-class faculty
  • Engaging research environment
  • Highly competitive financial package
  • Resources of a premier research university
  • Personal attention and mentoring in the Rice tradition

The Ph.D. program faculty consists of all tenure-track members of the accounting group:

  • Steven Crawford
  • Thomas Hemmer
  • Karen Nelson
  • K. Ramesh
  • Brian Rountree
  • Stephen Zeff

For questions about the accounting doctoral program contact:

Shiva Sivaramakrishnan

Program overview and requirements