Fully Funded PhD in Accounting at University of Michigan
Embarking on a journey towards a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Accounting is a significant step for individuals aspiring to contribute to the field of accounting through rigorous research, innovative insights, and academic leadership. The University of Michigan, renowned for its academic excellence and rich history, offers an exceptional PhD program in Accounting that provides students with the tools, resources, and mentorship needed to excel in their academic careers.
PhD in Accounting Program Requirements
PhD applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and demonstrate working knowledge of college-level algebra, calculus, and intermediate microeconomics. Accounting and marketing students also must demonstrate proficiency in linear algebra and advanced calculus.
An MBA or master’s degree in an allied field may be helpful, but it is not required and will not shorten the time in the program. We especially invite applications from qualified students with nontraditional backgrounds, international students, women, and members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
Regarding GPA requirements, the University of Michigan typically looks for candidates with a strong academic record. While there may not be a strict minimum GPA requirement, competitive applicants often have undergraduate or graduate GPAs of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
PhD Funding Coverage
Michigan Ross provides full funding to doctoral students, which includes five years of full tuition, health insurance, and a generous stipend package that combines both fellowship funding and a graduate assistantship. An additional application for financial aid is not required.
Assistantships, the centerpiece of the Michigan Ross mentorship philosophy, are provided year-round as a source of financial assistance. Students spend three-and-a-half years as a research assistant, and at least one term as a graduate instructor – typically in their third year.
We encourage applying for additional external sources of support when available. We also nominate eligible students for university fellowships. Students who have secured external funding at the time of admission should notify the Doctoral Studies Office so that program staff may consult with faculty and build a coordinated funding package.
1. Online application: All applications are submitted online. All of the credentials listed below are uploaded as a part of the online application.
3. Resume or curriculum vitae: Please upload a current resume or CV as a part of your application.
4. Academic statement of purpose: The statement of purpose should be a concise, well-written essay about your academic and professional experiences, your career goals, and how completing the Ross School’s PhD program will help you progress toward the realization of these goals. The statement of purpose should be between three and five pages.
5. Personal statement: The personal statement differs from the statement of purpose in that we ask you to write about how your background and life experiences — including cultural, geographical, financial, educational, or other opportunities or challenges — have motivated your decision to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Michigan. It should be limited to 500 words. Please do not repeat your academic statement of purpose.
6. Three letters of recommendation: Letters of recommendation play an important role in the admissions process. Applicants are encouraged to submit letters from people, preferably faculty members, who know their strengths and weaknesses as a scholar, and who can speak to their readiness for a doctoral program at a major research institution in the United States. Letters that include information about previous research and/or teaching experience are particularly helpful.
7. Transcripts: Recent updates have been implemented and official transcripts are no longer required at the time of application. A scanned/electronic copy of the official transcript will be used for initial review by our admissions committee. You will be required to have your official transcript sent to the Rackham Graduate School only if you are recommended for admission.
8. Official GMAT or GRE General Test Scores: Official GMAT or GRE General Examination scores are no longer required and should not be submitted for inclusion.
9. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores: Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency
December 1, 2023
The application fee for U.S. citizens and permanent residents is $75 USD.The application fee for international applicants is $90 USD.