Doctoral Program

Job Description & Qualification

The core coursework is an intensive study of the theory and empirical analysis of finance, focused on investments, corporate finance, and financial institutions and markets. Core courses in graduate microeconomics and econometrics are also required. Most of the coursework can be completed in the first two years of study. Students without master’s degrees or otherwise lacking an appropriate background may be required to take additional courses.

Application Procedure

For more information go to or Contact: Jimmy E. Hilliard, Program Advisor at or call either 334 759 0241 (cell) or 334-844-5301 (office). Applications for Fall 2022 admission are due before February 1, 2022.

Applications for Fall 2022 admission are due before February 1, 2022.

About the Organization

The Harbert College Ph.D. in Finance is a research-oriented degree that prepares students for careers in research and teaching. Faculty work closely with students and have nearby offices. Students typically work on a joint research project with one or more professors early in their program. Thus, students are quickly immersed in doing promising research.
Assistantship stipends are currently $25,500 per year and include tuition waivers. Assistantships are renewable for up to five years. Exceptional candidates are eligible for competitive Presidential Awards that carry additional stipends of $15,000 for the first three years of study. To be nominated for this award, applicants must apply for admission before January 1, 2022.

Additional Information

The Auburn Ph.D. program is relatively new. However, all nine of our graduates have been placed as Assistant Professors and eight of nine were also placed as tenure track faculty.

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Job ID

ID: J9408