PhD – Accounting (ACBSP-accredited)
Capella University

Program Details

With a program that sets you up for dissertation success, Capella offers this online PhD in Accounting. As an ACBSP-accredited program, you’ll benefit from a dedicated faculty, a unique program structure and specialized online resources that will give you momentum in the dissertation process. In this focus, you’ll concentrate on the integration of operations, functions and processes as they relate to accounting to strategize and drive organizational success. This online PhD requires on-campus residencies and involves courses such as:

  • Advanced Research in Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Accounting in the Global Era
  • Forensic Accounting

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested

Additional Info

  • This program requires 3 residencies.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP, has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. For full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations, go to