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2018-2019 General Catalog 
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, Ph.D.

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The departmental-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements of the LSU Graduate School for graduate committees are satisfied.

The degree is a thesis degree that requires the student to complete a dissertation. The student must earn 54 hours of credit at the graduate level including a maximum of six hours of credit for the dissertation. The curricular requirements include:

  • At least 54 hours at the 7000 level or above, exclusive of any type of independent studies credit except for the dissertation credit earned,
  • A minimum core requirement of 15 credit hours in PhD research seminars, and
  • At least one complete research paper.

The student must pass a comprehensive written exam within three years of beginning the program. The student must pass an oral dissertation defense administered by the dissertation committee chair.

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