Welcome to the Smith finance PhD program!
Our PhD program aims to produce scholars who contribute to the discovery and
dissemination of knowledge in finance. Our goal is to develop students who can develop
into independent thinkers and advance knowledge at the frontiers of finance. We
offer students several resources. None is more important than the ongoing research
interactions with faculty who are engaged in research and all of whom are committed
to a successful PhD program.
This is a wonderful time to be a Smith finance PhD student. We have more than
doubled in faculty size. We have benefitted from a $12.3 million infusion into the
Smith School PhD program and our students have been placed in tenure track positions
at schools such as Georgetown, Indiana, Minnesota, and UCLA. The resources available
to students include:
We welcome you to explore these pages and consider becoming part of our