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Mailing Address

255 Brooks Hall
310 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602



The School of Accounting at the University of Georgia was established in 1977 and named the J. M. Tull School of Accounting in 1978. The mission of the J. M. Tull School of Accounting is to pursue excellence in accounting education.

As a professional school in a major public research university, we are committed to teaching, research, and service that advances the accounting discipline and prepares future leaders for business and academia.

Points of Pride

Student Quality

Tull alumni currently or previously have held positions as CEO or CFO of publicly traded companies such as the Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Cox Enterprises, Lionsgate, Mirant, Rare Hospitality, The Cheesecake Factory, Time Warner and Viacom.


Our faculty includes:

  • the former editor and co-editor of The Accounting Review, the top academic journal in accounting
  • the former president of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association
  • a trustee of the American Taxation Association
  • and recipients of the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Educator Award and AAA Auditing Section’s Outstanding Educator Award

Five of our senior faculty members ranked in the top 5 percent of the most productive accounting scholars over the last 50 years.

Student Quality

With over 125 PhD graduates, the Tull School has a strong PhD placement history, with recent graduates employed at Brigham Young University, Michigan State University, Nanyang Technological University, Texas A&M University, University of Illinois, University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia and University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Our undergraduate, MAcc, and PhD programs rank 6th, 7th and 9th, respectively, among public institutions, according to Public Accounting Report.


93 percent of accounting graduates obtain employment within three months of graduation.


Our faculty ranks 15th internationally in academic research productivity in premier and top accounting journals over the past six years across all accounting disciplines, 8th for experimental audit and archival tax research, and 15th for financial archival research.

Student Quality

Our students rank No. 3 nationally in first-time pass rates among public institutions for all parts of the CPA exam. They have received both state and national honors for their work.

J.M. Tull School of Accounting Offerings

BBA — Accounting

Undergraduate Degree

Degree earned: Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


Graduate Degree

If you’re a current undergraduate accounting major at UGA and are interested in pursuing a graduate degree, you are eligible to apply to the 5-year BBA/MAcc program during your senior year.

The 5-year program allows you to satisfy requirements for both the BBA and MAcc degrees concurrently.

MAcc — Master of Accountancy

Graduate Degree

Our Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is consistently ranked among the top 10 public programs in the nation and will equip you with the hard accounting skills needed to succeed as a CPA or in a senior financial position.

PhD — Accounting

Graduate Degree

Research in the J. M. Tull School of Accounting focuses on issues of importance to the accounting and business community, such as the impact of accounting information on capital markets and on the behavior of decision-makers within firms.



Spotlight on Tina Carpenter, associate professor of accounting

Tina Carpenter, an associate professor in the J.M. Tull School of Accounting, is passionate about her work. Through research and teaching, she strives to help auditors, investors, policymakers, and students better prevent and detect fraudulent financial reporting.

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