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Doctoral Degree in Accountancy

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 1

  • A prior record of outstanding academic performance
  • Strong letters of recommendation

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 100 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 600 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 7 6 6 6 6

Minimum GMAT scores

Test Type Minimum Score
GMAT 700

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Accountancy PhD Program

  • 3 Recommendation letters, mailed or accepted electronically through the Graduate Studies online application
  • Statement of Purpose, uploaded to online application or mailed
  • Resume, uploaded to online application or mailed
  • Official GMAT scores

Prerequisites for the Doctoral Degree

International students should note that we rarely admit a student directly from outside the United States unless they have studied/worked in an English-language setting.

Prerequisites to undertaking doctoral course work include one, and preferably two, semesters of calculus; an introductory statistics course; intermediate-level microeconomic theory; and an undergraduate accounting major (or equivalent). Prior graduate work is not required for admission to the program, but most successful applicants do have a master’s degree.

Admission Contact Information

Rhonda Blythe
303 Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO 65211