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Degree Requirements


To be granted the Ph.D. degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a student must:

  • Complete course work requirements
  • Earn a passing grade on the Accountancy Core Preliminary Examination (a written exam normally taken after two years of study)
  • Present a research paper at the Accountancy Research Forum no later than one year after the successful completion of the Accountancy Core Preliminary Examination
  • Present an approved dissertation proposal at the Accountancy Research Forum
  • Pass the Graduate College Oral Examination
  • Write an acceptable dissertation
  • Defend the dissertation at a final oral examination