Stricter government regulations have led to an increased demand for accounting graduates in public accounting firms, public and private businesses and nonprofit organizations. The National Association of Colleges and Employers lists accounting among the top majors that are in demand now and for years to come.
Pursuing a graduate degree in Accounting or Taxation prepares you to address a wide variety of challenges that arise in the profession. The in-depth study gives you an advantage over others in the workplace.
The Department of Accounting at the University of North Texas offers course work leading to a:
The Integrated Master of Accounting Professional Program features a demanding curriculum that includes full-time enrollment and a mandatory internship to better prepare you for the challenges of the accounting profession.
The Ph.D. degree preps you for a career in academia and reflects the growing emphasis on rigorous research in the College of Business.
Faculty members are involved in behavioral, empirical, archival, historical and theoretical research. Research topics range from the application of cognitive models to the impact of governmental standards on borrowing costs. Faculty members have also contributed to a variety of journals, published in professional and scholarly books and monographs and participated in national and international conferences.
Our accounting program has garnered national recognition from its peers. In the Public Accounting Report's Annual Professors Survey, accounting professors ranked the program among the top 50 in the nation.
The College of Business, which is one of the nation's 20 largest business schools, is accredited by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813-769-6500). This means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.
The Business Leadership Building, which has Gold-level LEED certification for sustainability, reflects our commitment to preparing future business leaders. It provides you with the highest level of academic instruction possible using cutting-edge technology and interactive learning environments.
The Institute of Petroleum Accounting conducts research in accounting, finance, taxation and economic problems of the extractive industries. Graduate students work with faculty members and industry experts, assisting with research.
We also encourage you to get involved in our student chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants, the Beta Alpha Psi honorary organization, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, the Internal Auditing Education Partnership Program, ISACA and the Institute of Management Accountants.
UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.
The Toulouse Graduate School® offers several professional development workshops, including a Dissertation Boot Camp. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.
You'll need to meet the admission requirements for the graduate school and submit the following items to the College of Business. The graduate school's admission requirements are outlined at the catalog.
You must meet the admission requirements for the graduate school and submit the following items to the College of Business. The graduate school's admission requirements are outlined at the catalog.
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You'll need to complete 30 credit hours of 5000-level accounting courses with 15 to 18 credit hours of approved electives. The specific course work depends on your specialty area. A master's program advisor is available to help you with your class schedule each semester. Detailed information about degree requirements is available at our website.
You'll need to complete course work, written and oral qualifying exams, pre-dissertation research and a dissertation. The program includes a minimum of 69 credit hours of course work beyond a master's degree or 99 credit hours beyond a bachelor's degree:
For specific course work and research requirements, contact the accounting Ph.D. advisor.
Scholarships and excellence recognition honors are awarded by our department's Scholarship Committee based on academic excellence, merit and professionalism. To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be a full-time student in the semester when the scholarship payment is to be made. Information about other financial assistance programs may be obtained by calling 940-565-2302 or visiting the financial aid website.
Teresa L. Conover, Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Financial accounting; international accounting.
Mary B. Curtis, Professor; Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Accounting information systems; information technology audit; behavioral research; ethics.
Don W. Finn, Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Arkansas. Behavioral judgment and decision making related to ethics, budgeting and managerial effectiveness.
Carol Ann Frost, Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan. The role of financial reporting and disclosure in global capital markets; global capital issuance and trading; the role of credit rating agencies in capital markets.
O. Finley Graves, Professor and Dean of the College of Business; Ph.D., University of Alabama. International accounting; development of accounting thought; social context of accounting.
Paul D. Hutchison, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. Environmental accounting; disclosures; budgeting; inventory; purchasing; governmental accounting.
Govind Iyer, Professor; Ph.D., Georgia State University. Auditing; information systems; taxation.
Teresa A. Lightner, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Dividend taxation; the effects of taxation on corporate distributions; state taxation.
Eric Rapley, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University. Financial accounting, auditing and capital markets.
Jesse C. Robertson, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Alabama. Auditor judgments and investor perceptions of financial disclosures.
Lili Sun, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Kansas. Financial accounting; auditing.
Neil A. Wilner, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Managerial accounting; controllership; new manufacturing environment.