Top Universities offering PhD in Accounting degree programs:

Stanford University
- The Stanford PhD Program in Accounting trains individuals to conduct research on accounting issues.
- Ranked 2nd for its PhD program in Accounting in the 27th Annual Professor’s Survey (2008).

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
- For accounting students, courses offered by Booth School can be supplemented by courses in the departments of behavioral sciences, economics, mathematics, and statistics.
- The PhD is a full-time program and takes about five years to complete.
- Chicago is ranked No. 1 for its PhD in Accounting (Public Accounting Report 2008).

The University of Texas at Austin
- It offers one of the most well-known accounting Ph.D. programs in the United States. According to a 2004 survey of U.S. accounting faculty, the University's Ph.D. Program in Accounting was ranked No. 1 in the nation, followed by the University of Chicago, Stanford University, the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois (Public Accounting Report, November 30, 2004).

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- The Accounting PhD program is a rigorous, four to five year program. UNC Accounting PhD graduates have gone on to tenure track positions at some of the best institutions in the world such as College of William and Mary, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Dartmouth, etc.
- UNC is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report.

University of Waterloo (Canada)
- The School's PhD program in accounting is the largest in Canada.
- Applicants may be admitted to the PhD program with either a Master's degree or an Honours Bachelor's degree.
- Waterloo is ranked No. 3 in the comprehensive category (Maclean’s 18th Annual Ranking of Canadian Universities).

The London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
- The Department of Accounting offers a PhD programme.
- Past PhD graduates have obtained academic positions at world's leading institutions such as Harvard Business School, Saïd Business School (Oxford), University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill, etc.

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