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PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy, refers to the postgraduate degrees that are awarded to candidates after completing the university program. There are a variety of disciplines in which candidates can earn a PhD and there are programs around the world that offer top-notch education facilitated by faculty that are experts in their field. PhD programs prepare candidates for careers in academia, research, government, or industry.


Requirements in PhD programs vary depending on the country, the university, and the program. Most PhD programs require a master’s degree, but some will accept candidates with only a bachelor’s. Most programs take a minimum of 3 or 4 years to complete and require a combination of coursework and research, and others will expect candidates to teach undergraduate courses as well as write publications. The bulk of most PhD programs lie in the candidate’s original research that leads to a dissertation or thesis of publishable quality, that provides significant contribution to the field, and that candidates must defend in front of a panel of experts.


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PhD, Leadership: Higher Education

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 USA Chicago

The specialization in higher education leadership is designed for higher education professionals who have the goal of becoming an established expert in higher education leadership, administration and education. [+]

Doctorate 2017. PhD, Leadership: Higher Education The specialization in higher education leadership is designed for higher education professionals who have the goal of becoming an established expert in higher education leadership, administration and education. Courses in the program focus on the policies, practices and issues facing both public and private post-secondary institutions. Students gain research skills that stem from evidence-based decision making, while simultaneously gaining an understanding of the complexities of higher education institutions. The program focuses on higher education systems in the U.S., but also analyzes the globalization of higher education. The specialization in higher education is designed to enable students to: Understand the complexities of higher education and its organizational and business principles and practices. Apply and analyze learning solutions that support and drive higher education and student retention and success. Strategically support the various stakeholders with informed and judicious decisions. Identify and integrate leadership orientations that align with the institutional mission and vision statement. Exercise professional ethical behavior that supports the institutional mission and allocation of resources to support and achieve institutional objectives. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution Current Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test scores (test taken within the prior three years) English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 Official test scores should be provided. International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or students from an international English-speaking university (in which the language of instruction is English) need not submit English language scores. Other Documents: Completed and signed application Objective statement Writing sample: Submit a paper from your master’s program that demonstrates your ability to write in a scholarly manner at a level typical of graduate work. This sample should approach, but not exceed, five pages in length Professional resume showing past experience: at least two years of successful teaching/ administrative experience Copy of official transcript Copy of passport Foreign transcript evaluation* Two letters of recommendation Proof of English language proficiency Declaration of finances/bank statement/ financial guarantee [-]

PhD in Social Work

Walden University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. [+]

Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. A challenging curriculum enables you to analyze advanced theory and explore some of the most pressing and cutting-edge issues in social work today. Face-to-face academic residencies support the learning experience, allowing you to collaborate with professors and colleagues, build your social and professional community, and enhance your ability to effect positive social change. You will also gain skills in scholarly writing that can help you advance your role as a leader. Achieve the highest credentials in your profession with this PhD program in social work. Specializations Addictions and Social Work Clinical Expertise Criminal Justice Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention Family Studies and Interventions Medical Social Work Policy Practice Social Work Administration [-]

PhD Programme

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. Programmes are developed to broaden your career prospects and prepare you for success. [+]

Doctorate 2017. Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. At Kent Business School the research degree programme provides exceptional students with a dynamic research culture, supervision from our community of over 60 research active academic staff, high quality resources and excellent research training. We offer the following subject specialisms: Accounting Finance Industrial Relations Management Management Science Marketing Operational Research Our PhD students all receive a dedicated office space with either a laptop or PC, conference funding, formal research methods training and full access to the facilities of the Graduate School. We also offer a range of PhD scholarship packages for outstanding candidates.  All scholarship candidates must hold a first class honours degree (if still completing their master's programme) or a master's degree with Distinction in a relevant subject and a good standard of written or spoken English (IELTS 7 or equivalent). University of Kent PhD scholarships are based on a three year Graduate Teaching Assistantship that includes financial support in return for part-time teaching. This covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (and some specific scholarships may include international fees) plus a combined salary and maintenance grant at the full UK Research Council rate. Applications from self-funded students are also welcome and the minimum entry requirement is a Merit at master’s level in a relevant subject as well as our English language requirements. Entry to the Kent Business School PhD programme is in September (application deadline 30 June) or January (deadline 31 October) each year. [-]

PhD in Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Rochester

The doctorate program in engineering prepares the next generation of engineering leaders to tackle some of the most daunting and complex problems facing our society. [+]

Engineering Ph.D. Program overview The doctorate program in engineering prepares the next generation of engineering leaders to tackle some of the most daunting and complex problems facing our society. The program's goal is to produce engineering graduates who are subject matter experts in a knowledge domain within an engineering discipline and who can compete successfully with those who have earned discipline-specific doctorates in engineering. Instead of restricting graduates to individual engineering fields (e.g., chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, etc.) the program provides students with the flexibility to become subject matter experts and engineering innovators in an open-architecture environment, fostering intellectual growth along both interdisciplinary pathways and within the bounds of conventional engineering disciplines. With this approach, the program develops world-class researchers who can capitalize on the most promising discoveries and innovations, regardless of their origin within the engineering field, to develop interdisciplinary solutions for real-world challenges. The Ph.D. in engineering requires each student to address fundamental technical problems of national and global importance for the 21st Century. Four key industries–health care, communications, energy, and transportation–are addressed specifically. These industries impact every individual on the planet and are the focus areas doctoral candidates and faculty will contribute to through study and research. Curriculum The curriculum for the doctorate in engineering provides disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses, research mentorship, and engineering focus area seminars. Students are expected to have a disciplinary-rooted technical strength to conduct and complete independent, original, and novel collaborative interdisciplinary research contributing to one of the four industrial and/or societal focus areas. The program is comprised of 66 credit hours: 30 course credits, 6 engineering focus area credits, and 30 research credits. Core courses Students will complete the following core courses: Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Engineering Analytics Foundation, and Engineering Analytics Elective. Discipline foundation courses Foundation courses build depth within a disciplinary field of engineering, such as mechanical engineering, electrical and microelectronics engineering, computer engineering, industrial and systems engineering, chemical engineering, or biomedical engineering. Industry focus area courses Beginning with the course Translating Discovery into Practice, this rigorous set of four engineering courses provides students with comprehensive coverage of engineering challenges and solution approaches in the four key industry areas associated with the program: health care, energy, communications, and transportation. Students choose a focus area and complete the corresponding set of courses. Students can also take additional courses from their selected industry as electives. Focus area electives Students complete at least three focus area electives. These courses, selected from courses within current RIT degree programs and associated with the focus area of study chosen by the student, provide specialized knowledge and skill-sets relevant to the student’s dissertation research. Comprehensive exam Students complete a comprehensive exam at the end of their first year of study. The exam evaluates the student’s aptitude, potential, and competency in conducting Ph.D. level research. Dissertation proposal Students must present a dissertation proposal to their dissertation committee no sooner than six months after the comprehensive exam and at least six months prior to the candidacy exam. The proposal provides the opportunity for the student to elaborate on their research plans and to obtain feedback on the direction and approach to their research from his/her dissertation committee. Candidacy exam The candidacy exam provides comprehensive feedback to the student regarding their dissertation research progress and expected outcomes prior to defense of their full dissertation. Dissertation presentation and defense Each doctoral candidate will prepare an original, technically sound, and well-written dissertation. They will present and defend their dissertation and its accompanying research to their dissertation committee. Admission requirements To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program in engineering, candidates must fulfill the following requirements: Hold a baccalaureate degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited university, Submit a resume highlighting educational background and experiences, Submit a Statement of Purpose for Research, Submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Submit official transcripts (in English) for all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in foundation course work), Submit at least two letters of academic and/or professional recommendation. Referees should send recommendation letters by email to gradinfo@rit.edu or via postal service directly to Graduate Enrollment Services. Participate in an on-campus or teleconference interview (when applicable), and Complete a graduate application. For international applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 587 (paper-based) or 94 (Internet-based) are required. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. Minimum scores will vary; however, the absolute minimum score required for unconditional acceptance is 6.5. Additional information Residency All students in the program must spend at least three years as resident full-time student before completing the degree. [-]

Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

ISM - International School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 South Africa Cape Town Brazil São Paulo India Delhi China Shanghai USA New York France Paris + 11 more

The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original research in academia [+]

Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed for two types of candidates: experienced business executives who would like “to give something back” and assist in the development of future business leaders by becoming effective educators; and innovative teachers and/or researchers determined to make an impact by contributing to the body knowledge in their chosen disciplines. PhD candidates learn to make a difference through writing, speaking, teaching, researching, consulting, and undertaking entrepreneurial ventures.

The program emphasizes an understanding of management as it is practiced and interpreted across organizations, sectors, and cultures. Each candidate develops the research and teaching skills to generate and encourage new perspectives on management practice. It is designed to emphasize curricular leadership and to focus on applied and theoretical research that improves instruction and educational outcomes.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in science and engineering of polymers and composites

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The objective of the course is providing the relevant educational and scientific knowledge. [+]

Doctoral Programme in science and engineering of polymers and composites The objective of the course is providing the relevant educational and scientific knowledge that will be required to: i) encourage students to develop, in a independent way, scientific work and deeply advanced research in the envisaged field, ii) provide students advanced knowledge in the field of science and engineering of polymers and composites, iii) deepen the knowledge acquired by students in previous cycle courses in order to provide them a better training and preparation to the active life, so they may contribute to the advancement of current knowledge in the science and engineering of polymers and composites through a research creative, critical and independent Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level Careers Holders of PhD degree in science and engineering of polymers and composites will possess proper skills for to take positions of responsibility in the development and coordination of scientific research, management of complex processes and high-qualified people, both in the industrial as in technical-scientific research systems at level national and international. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Vaasa

The Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences covers all fields of research under the Faculty of Technology at the University of Vaasa. The doctoral programme produces Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech), Doctors of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ) and Doctors of Philosophy (PhD). The goal of the doctoral programme is to train high calibre experts capable of independent research work to serve industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organisations. [+]

Doctorate 2017. The Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences covers all fields of research under the Faculty of Technology at the University of Vaasa. The doctoral programme produces Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech), Doctors of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ) and Doctors of Philosophy (PhD). The goal of the doctoral programme is to train high calibre experts capable of independent research work to serve industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organisations. The doctoral programme conducts basic research and work-oriented applied research. Applying known methods and tools while developing new solutions for problems related to the field of technology and the economy are key elements of the programmes. The programme is multidisciplinary, covering every part of technology development from new technical innovations and solutions to product development. The programme also offers technological scientific knowledge, methodical and computational foundations for solving problems in the field of technological science and the mathematical and statistical models of economic phenomena. Studies in the doctoral programme consist of general studies, research area studies and studies supporting the research area. The most important part of the programme is the doctoral thesis, which is supported by further scientific studies, graduate school courses and seminars. The Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences offers doctoral studies in the research fields of automation, energy, electricity, data and telecommunications engineering as well as industrial engineering, economic mathematics, statistics and mathematics. Research is primarily conducted in research groups. Projects are run by research groups in collaboration with industrial companies and various national and international universities and research institutes. The faculty is part of the national Doctoral Programme of Electrical Energy Engineering (DPEEE), Energy Efficiency and Systems (EES) and Information Technology (INFORTE.FI) as well as the Finnish Doctoral Programme in Stochastics and Statistics (FGSS) and the doctoral programme of the Graduate School of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (L&SCM). The Department of Industrial Management the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are responsible for the content of the doctoral programme. The doctoral programme is headed by Professor Seppo Hassi. The primary target degree in the Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences is a doctorate degree. It takes approximately four years to complete a doctorate degree with full-time studies. Doctor of Science in Technology [D.Sc. (Tech.)], Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration [D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)], and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees are awarded in the Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences. Postgraduate degrees in the field of technology can be completed in the following research fields (major subjects): Automation Technology, Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunication Engineering, and Industrial Management. Postgraduate degrees in the field of business studies can be completed in the following research fields (major subjects): Computer Science, Industrial Management, Statistics, and Business Mathematics. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree can be completed also in other major subjects offered by the faculty, if the student is eligible for doctoral studies in the major subject in question, and the faculty can provide competent and sufficient guidance for the studies. As the student is granted a study right for a Doctor of Philosophy degree, the structure to be followed in the degree is confirmed. The structure of a Ph.D. degree equals either the degree structure approved for the field of technology or for the field of business studies. [-]

PhD in Women’s Spirituality

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

The Women's Spirituality program is located at the intersection of Women/Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, and Religion. Our program honors the spiritual impulse to redress the suppression of the sacred feminine and the oppression of women. [+]

PhD in Philosophy and Religion with Concentration in Women's Spirituality The Women's Spirituality program is located at the intersection of Women/Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, and Religion. Our program honors the spiritual impulse to redress the suppression of the sacred feminine and the oppression of women. We join with those who seek to end the exploitation of marginalized social groups and address the suffering of the Earth and its many species. Our faculty is internationally known and includes many pioneers in the interdisciplinary field of Women’s Spirituality. Overview Founded by internationally known trailblazers in the women's spirituality movement, this doctoral program is located at the intersection of women/gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, and philosophy. Through evening and weekend classes, online courses, and a semi-distance option, the program offers you a flexible format that allows you to integrate your studies with your professional and/or family life. Our PhD program: Offers you rigorous academic training that is grounded in transdisciplinary, spiritual, and feminist methodologies Prepares you to conduct original research in one of the following areas: Women in World Religions; Feminist and Ecofeminist Philosophy and Activism; and Women's Mysteries, Sacred Arts, and Healing Provides a community of engaged scholars who are taking leadership on national and global issues related to women, gender, ecology, and spirituality Your doctoral dissertation makes an original contribution to cross-disciplinary scholarship in this emergent field. Areas of Emphasis for the PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a Concentration in Women's Spirituality Women and World Religions We review a variety of ancient lineages that document women's spiritual power and religious experience from the ancient world to the present. The study of women and world religions begins with an examination of the evidence for the transmission of reverence for a dark mother of Africa to all continents of the world. We explore the sacred iconographies and roles of women in African, Native American, Meso-American, South American, Asian/Pacific Islander, old European, and other indigenous, Goddess and God spiritual traditions. We examine women's spiritual roles and practices in historical and contemporary expressions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Shinto, and more. Canonical and orthodox religious beliefs are studied alongside the submerged, subterranean, and heretical streams that run beneath the accepted doctrines of established religions - found in the folklore, heresies, and everyday rituals of subaltern cultures. We encourage women's spiritual quests, interfaith dialogues, and the study of the Sacred Feminine or Feminine Divine of all traditions. Feminist and Ecofeminist Philosophy and Activism Feminist philosophy has long emphasized a relational approach to key philosophical issues; it encourages us to live well and to generate happiness in our own lives and the lives of others. This holistic approach eschews reductionist and mechanistic dualisms to generate a worldview of dynamic interconnectedness in the web of life. Ecofeminist philosophy explores the embodied, embedded, ecosocial context of philosophical issues, focusing attention on the emergent field of relational or holistic thought, as well as rational-intuitive thinking. Courses include work with process philosophy and process theology/theology, postcolonial womanist-feminist and indigenous worldviews, and literary responses to major ecological and philosophical issues. Women's Mysteries, Sacred Arts, and Healing Many elements of language, ritual, and the arts have roots in cultural responses to the elemental powers of the female and the ineffable mysteries of the cosmos. An honoring of women's mysteries of birth and sexuality, transformation, death and rebirth informs our coursework in ritual, music, dance, literature, painting, and film appreciation. The experiential as well as intellectual study of diverse sacred arts is intended to evoke one's innate creativity, revealing personal and cultural sources of mystical insight, embodied healing, and artistic blossoming. Apply to the Women’s Spirituality PhD The Women's Spirituality doctoral program is located at the intersection of women's/gender studies, ethnic studies, philosophy, and religion. Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the Institute and would ideally have an MA in one of the disciplines mentioned above. For those who do not have a background in a related field, up to 18 additional units of courses drawn from the WSE curriculum will be required, minus equivalencies. (Equivalency for university courses previously taken is determined by the WSE Admissions Committee on an individual basis.) Successful candidates for admission into the Women's Spirituality doctoral program typically have the following qualifications: A vision that is compatible with the program's mission A commitment to personal and social transformation Demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively Respect for a diversity of viewpoints Sufficient maturity and stability to pursue independent inquiry The ability to clearly articulate educational, professional, and research goalsStrong scholarly writing skills The ability to identify a prospective area of specialization and/or dissertation topic that is consistent with the program's mission and resources [-]

Ph.D. Program in Basic Psychology

University of Minho - School of Psychology
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Ph.D. Program in Basic Psychology at the University of Minho focuses on the study of the basic mechanisms of behavior and cognition. The program’s strengths rest on the distinguished history of the School of Psychology of the University of Minho and, in particular, of its Basic Psychology Department. This is the only department in the country exclusively dedicated to the investigation and teaching of fundamental psychological processes. [+]

Doctorate 2017. The Ph.D. Program in Basic Psychology at the University of Minho focuses on the study of the basic mechanisms of behavior and cognition. The program’s strengths rest on the distinguished history of the School of Psychology of the University of Minho and, in particular, of its Basic Psychology Department. This is the only department in the country exclusively dedicated to the investigation and teaching of fundamental psychological processes. The Ph.D. Program is designed for applicants with a strong interest in research and with a solid training in the scientific bases of Psychology and/or related areas, such as Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, and Mathematics. The early student immersion in the research activities of cutting-edge laboratories, and individually tailored course requirements are the two distinctive features of the Ph.D. Program. Research activities are mainly carried out throughout the 6 semesters in the four laboratories that support the program: the Human Cognition Laboratory, the Animal Learning and Behavior Laboratory, the Neuropsychophysiology Laboratory and the Laboratory of Visualization and Perception. Courses, conferences, and meetings are held in English. [-]

PhD in Irish School of Ecumenics

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc... [+]

PhD Studies at ISE The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc. The ISE offers a structured PhD. Students work with their supervisor(s) over a four year period and are required to take a minimum of 10ECTS in taught modules to develop their research skills over the course of their studies. Some current PhD projects include: * The Use of Video Conferencing in Peace Education * Peace Journalism and Conflict in the Horn of Africa * UNSC 1325 and Women’s Peacebuilding in Armenia and Azerbaijan * Feminist Peace Activism in the Yugoslav wars * Engaging Men to End Gender Based Violence in Kenya * Secular Humanitarian Responses to Disasters in Religious Contexts * The Theology of Henri de Lubac * The Role of Memory in Dealing with the Past: Transcending the Victim-Perpetrator Paradigm in Northern Ireland * The Relationship between Evangelicalism and Islam in the Southern United States * The Impact of Immigration on Religious Identities and Inter-Religious Dialogue in Ireland and Germany * Re-imaging Space at the Intersection of Theatre and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and Beyond * Political Leadership and Conflict Transformation: Women, Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland * Shared Space and Ethnic Identity in Divided Cities: Belfast, Jerusalem, Brussels * LGBT Lives and Stories in Belfast, Gospel Narratives and Practical Theology [-]

PhD in Earth and Ecosystem Science

Central Michigan University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mount Pleasant

The Earth and Ecosystem Science Ben Heumann and EES Student in the field(EES) doctoral program at Central Michigan University is a newly formed program providing advanced scientific training in interdisciplinary sciences. EES at CMU employs a systems-level approach to evaluate the physical, chemical, geological and biological structure and function of various natural environments. [+]

Doctorate 2017. The Earth and Ecosystem Science Ben Heumann and EES Student in the field(EES) doctoral program at Central Michigan University is a newly formed program providing advanced scientific training in interdisciplinary sciences. EES at CMU employs a systems-level approach to evaluate the physical, chemical, geological and biological structure and function of various natural environments. In this research-intensive degree program, students develop projects that investigate patterns and processes that regulate environmental variations across a range of temporal and spatial scales. Through core courses and individual research projects, EES students study the dynamics of aquatic and terrestrial systems (modern and ancient, pristine and polluted) in diverse geographic regions, with a particular focus on the interrelations between multiple factors that govern Earth and ecosystem processes. As the EES program is inherently multidisciplinary, students with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, geology, geography, physics and mathematics are encouraged to apply. Depending on the major advisor's research focus, projects in EES may explore patterns (biodiversity, reaction, physical architecture), processes (fate, transport, efficiency), regulation (complexity, stability, feedback) and management (sustainability, global change) of ecosystems and key ecosystem components. The EES Ph.D. is designed as a research-intensive program, with a suite of interdisciplinary core courses specific to this program. Electives and courses on specialized topics are available through Biology, Chemistry, Geography and other academic departments. Successful completion of the Ph.D. requires a minimum 60 hours of graduate work beyond the bachelor's degree. After admission to the program, you will meet with your advisor to map out a plan of study, complete a transfer of credits for relevant graduate coursework, and evaluate your academic strengths to determine if additional coursework and/or professional activities are needed. Students will take both required and elective courses to augment research training. The core courses (EES 701, 702 and 703) are designed to provide students of varied backgrounds with universal skill sets and a common understanding of system-level analysis needed to conduct primary research in complex environmental systems. Each student will also complete elective course work as recommended by the faculty advisor and dissertation committee. Typically, students entering with a bachelor's degree will take 12-30 hours of disciplinary elective courses and 12-30 hours of special topics and directed research credits (and students entering with a relevant master's degree will take 3-9 hours of disciplinary elective courses and 3-9 hours of special topics and directed research, or more depending on transfer credits) in addition to the required core courses and the dissertation. Student financial support All students accepted into the EES program are guaranteed four years of financial support (stipend, tuition waiver). Students may be assigned as research assistants or teaching assistants within related departments. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The doctoral program in computer engineering is designed to involve students in cutting-edge research in the areas of computer architecture and high-performance computing, or microelectronics and VLSI systems. The research interests of the faculty in the computer architecture and high-performance computing area span computer architecture, parallel processing, cloud computing, and high-performance and grid computing. [+]

Program Overview The doctoral program in computer engineering is designed to involve students in cutting-edge research in the areas of computer architecture and high-performance computing, or microelectronics and VLSI systems. The research interests of the faculty in the computer architecture and high-performance computing area span computer architecture, parallel processing, cloud computing, and high-performance and grid computing. In the microelectronics and VLSI design area, the faculty's interests include the design and modeling of electronic and nanoelectronic devices and systems, microfluidic devices integrated with electronic devices, the design of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) for sensors and for RF-MEMS devices, micro and nanoelectronic circuits with applications to sensors and biosensors, and techniques to develop CMOS Integrated sensors and their interface circuits using analog and digital circuits. Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering prepares students to learn and apply sophisticated computer architecture and integrated circuit design techniques using industry-standard computer-aided design tools. Faculty and students work together to explore solutions for photonic computing; create state-of-the-art advances in high-performance computing; and improve the reliability of cloud computing. The program offers up-to-date knowledge and skills in the advances of computer systems architecture and networking, as well as the rapidly-growing use of superscalar microprocessors, real-time embedded systems, VLSI and ASIC design modules, digital signal processors, and networked computing platforms. The program offers a flexible schedule that includes courses in the late afternoon and evening, as well as the ability to choose a thesis or non-thesis degree option. Students choose from two areas of focus: Computer architecture and high-performance computing MEMS, electronics, and photonics (microelectronics and VLSI systems) Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Credit hours (for those with a master's degree): 30 Credit hours (for those without a master's degree): 54 Duration: 4-6 years Other requirements: ​Scholarship requirement: Doctoral students in the Computer Engineering program must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 at the time of graduation. Students must have a B or higher in all courses to count toward the degree. Seminar requirement: All doctoral students must present one departmental seminar, excluding the dissertation defense, prior to graduation. Colloquium requirement: All doctoral students must attend five seminars, workshops, or symposia sponsored by the department in order to fulfill this zero-credit requirement. Areas of focus Computer Architecture and High-Performance Computing Faculty in this area are involved in research on topics such as computer architecture, parallel processing, cloud computing, and high-performance and grid computing. MEMS, Electronics, and Photonics Faculty in this area are involved in research on topics such as the design and modeling of electronic and nanoelectronic devices and systems, microfluidic devices integrated with electronic devices, the design of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) for sensors and for RF-MEMS devices, micro and nanoelectronic circuits with applications to sensors and biosensors, and techniques to develop CMOS Integrated sensors and their interface circuits using analog and digital circuits. Ph.D. Admissions Requirements Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form: Online Application Transcripts Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed; or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application. Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts. For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application. GRE scores The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants, except for those applying for a Combined Five-Year Program. GRE scores must be sent to institution code 5246 through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). There is no minimum score required on the GRE for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to score within the 90th percentile of the Quantitative section of the exam in order to be considered competitive. To see average GRE scores from the most recent incoming class, visit the Graduate Student Profile. English proficiency exam scores (international applicants) International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams. Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW. Letters of Recommendation A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation is required to be submitted with the online application form. At least one recommendation should be from an advisor and/or faculty member(s) at the institution from which you earned your highest degree. Statement of Purpose Applicants must include an essay of 400-600 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned. It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 600 word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation. The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration. Résumé/CV A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form. If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink. Ph.D. applicants applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission: A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant area from an accredited institution If the applicant has obtained a master’s, a minimum grade point average of 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0) is required. If the applicant has only obtained a bachelor’s degree, the minimum grade point average must be a 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0). Identified one to three SEAS faculty members whose research interests most closely match their own and note this on the application form. A strong academic or relevant professional background pertinent to the field of study Demonstrated capacity for original research [-]

PhD in Accounting and Finance

Durham University Business School
Campus Full time July 2017 United Kingdom Durham

Over the past few years our research has been published in a range of quality journals. Subjects include financial reporting and disclosure, auditing quality, corporate governance, corporate ownership structure, public accounting, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, the accountancy profession, accounting history, Islamic accounting and finance and accounting education. [+]

Doctorate 2017. The PhD is the highest academic degree and as such Durham graduates are in demand for academic posts in leading universities and top business schools; for business and management consultancy in commerce and industry; and for senior management roles in private sector organisations and government institutions. Whatever your goals, the Durham PhD gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study. It attracts exceptional students of the highest calibre, and in conjunction with scholars internationally-renowned for their research and thought leadership, the PhD programme at Durham University Business School is both challenging and stimulating. As part of our vibrant and welcoming research-led community, you will work alongside a diverse faculty of research students and international academics to develop a critical command of your subject. You will cultivate high-level skills of analysis and appraisal, be able to use a range of research methodologies, and will work independently. As the Financial Landscape shifts, we are looking for ways to Over the past few years our research has been published in a range of quality journals. Subjects include financial reporting and disclosure, auditing quality, corporate governance, corporate ownership structure, public accounting, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, the accountancy profession, accounting history, Islamic accounting and finance and accounting education. We also look to increase understanding of the social, economic and political interactions arising through the practice of accounting and auditing. And, through collaboration with leading firms, we are closing the gap that has emerged between academic accounting research and the real world of accountancy practice. Staff Omneya Abdelsalam Professor of Accounting & Islamic Finance Carol Adams Professor of Accounting Danny Chow Lecturer in Accounting Gavin D'Northwood Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting, MSc Accounting Programme Director Rob Dixon Professor of Management Accounting Laurence Ferry Senior Lecturer in Accounting Stuart Green Teaching Fellow in Accounting Anne Hall Teaching Fellow - Accounting Terry Harris Teaching Fellow in Accounting Nor Kadir Teaching Fellow in Accounting Francine Le Saint Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting Jan (Sarah) Loughran Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting and Employability Co-ordinator David Mccollum-Oldroyd Head of Department of Accounting Tom Mclean Senior Lecturer in Accounting Amir Michael Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting/Course Director BSc Accounting Anthony Miller Lecturer in Accounting Beth Picton Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting Riham Rizk Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting Richard Slack Professor of Accounting John Zhang Lecturer in Accounting PhD: Take the next step We have two intakes each year, in October and January. Closing dates for applications are: January 2017 intake: 31 October 2016 October 2017 intake: 31 July 2017 For PhD Integrated Studies (full time) there is one intake per year in October. The closing date is 31 July. What do I need first? English language requirements: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS 7.0 (no element below 6.5) or Pearson Test of English Overall Score 70+ (No element below 62). Please note that these can be no more than 2 years old at the month the programme starts, eg. for a programme commencing in October 2014 the IELTS or PTE test must have been taken in or after October 2012). Further information about acceptable tests. For UK students: A Masters degree, normally with a mark of at least 65% in your Masters dissertation. For non-UK students: A degree that is equivalent to a UK Masters. You also need to have completed and passed (at a level equivalent to at least 65%) a dissertation module. Check the full list of equivalent qualifications. It is important that your general research interests match those of at least one member of our academic staff. For information on the range of expertise and experience of our academic faculty and details of their research interests, see Our People. If you have any questions about finding a potential supervisor, we’re happy to help. Please get in touch with the Research Admissions Team. The Application Process Successful application is based on your ability to meet the entry requirements, your research proposal and the School's capacity to provide relevant supervision for your research. Our admissions process follows three stages: Stage One Please ensure that: you meet our entry requirements (above) you can meet the financial requirements of the programme you have your research proposal ready. Stage Two Applications should be made using the on-line application form. You will be asked for the following information: academic qualifications and career to date an outline of your research interests the names and addresses of two academic referees any specific support needs you may have (see Disability Support) your chosen College. (If you wish to read for a full-time programme you must become a member of one of our Colleges as well as being accepted by a department. The following documents should also be submitted online as part of your application. Without these documents your application cannot be processed: Research proposal of 1500-2000 words. Please submit your proposal within the section of the online application entitled 'Other Relevant Experience'. However, if your research proposal contains tables or equations, please upload your document via the 'supporting documents' section under 'Scholarships/Other'. Advice on writing a research proposal. A 300-500 word abstract giving a summary of the Research Proposal Copies of certificates of degrees awarded (up to 3 may be uploaded) Copies of transcripts of modules studied (up to 3 may be uploaded) Evidence of proficiency in English (where this is not your first language) Two references, one of which must be academic.(Reference letters should be emailed directly to us by your referees using the downloadable reference form.) Download the reference form Your Curriculum Vitae. If you have any problems attaching your supporting documents to your online application, you may email them to us. Stage Three We will process your application on the basis of all the information provided and will normally let you know our decision within four to six weeks. In certain circumstances we may need to request further information. A successful application will be sent to Durham University's Student Recruitment and Admissions Office (SRAO) with a recommendation for approval. (We will contact you direct if we are unable to recommend your application for approval.) The SRAO is responsible for approving all postgraduate applications. You should be aware that approval by the SRAO is not a formality and that in some cases where we recommended approval, the SRAO will be unable to support this. Until you receive an offer from the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office, you have not received a formal offer of a place. [-]

Interactive Online PhD

LIGS University
Online Part time 2 - 3 years Open Enrollment USA Honolulu Czech Republic Prague + 2 more

The PhD program at LIGS University is provided by modern Interactive Online form. It makes studying flexible - you can start any time during the year and study anytime and anywhere in the world. [+]

The PhD program at LIGS University is provided by modern Interactive Online form. It makes studying flexible - you can start any time during the year and study anytime and anywhere in the world. You choose your PhD specialization and courses which you want to study. It's up to you and your preferences. Structure of the Program Doctoral program Interactive online PhD comprises a total of 12 courses. Students complete 6 courses from the Scientific research module (uniform for all students), 3 courses of the specialization (of your choice) and 3 courses from the optional module (of your choice). Integral part of the program is the publication activity. Specialization (students choose the specialization individually; there are 3 courses in each specialization) Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Management Management Strategic Management Project Management Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Finance Financial Management Risk Management Financial Reporting and Analysis Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Marketing Global Marketing Marketing Communication Managed Communication with the Media Specialization Interactive Online PhD in HR Management HR Management Planning and Development of Human Resources Recruitment and Selection An optional module (participant chooses 3 subjects, selected courses may not be the same as the courses of the chosen specialization). Management Strategic Management Project Management Process Management Financial Management Risk Management Financial Markets and Investments Financial Reporting and Analysis Managerial Accounting Strategic Management of Sales E-Commerce HR Management Planning and Development of Human Resources Recruitment and Selection Marketing Communication The Internet as Part of the Communication Marketing Strategy Managed Communication with the Media Strategy and Tactics of a Spokesperson Marketing Communication Global Marketing Change Management International Business Team Management Corporate Social Responsibility Method and form of education Interactive Online PhD program is provided in an interactive online form under the leadership of a tutor – supervisor. There are compulsory and facultative study requirements: Compulsory activities (have to be completed in order to graduate successfully) You have to pass an e-test and submit a seminar paper from each course of the specialization and optional module Passing the Scientific-research module You need to study individually the theoretical basis for completion of the program The publication activity is required in a minimum extent of 4 theses Dissertation must be submitted and defended Facultative activities (aren't included in the general tuition) Individual tutorials (webinars) – 2-4 a year. English language course in Hawaii. Student information system: Students have at their disposal all the information regarding their studies as well as study materials, contact details of tutors and staff – all of this in the secure environment of the Student information system (SIS). Thanks to the SIS you can study anytime and anywhere in the world while having all information regarding your studies and theses at hand. How can I communicate with tutors of LIGS University? E-mail communication Chat (within the SIS, Skype, Facebook) Phone (cell phone, Skype, etc.) Completion of the program: All successful graduates earn a degree and a diploma from an American LIGS University. [-]

Doctor of International Relations

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meticulous independent research, and real world applicability. [+]

Doctor of International RelationsThe Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and develops academic excellence through meticulous independent research, and real world applicability.The Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations (GSD) confers doctoral degrees on the basis of two distinct modalities: Doctor of International Relations by Research The GSD-DIR research programme offers a unique and exciting intellectual environment for the in-depth and interdisciplinary study of International Relations and Diplomacy. Students can pursue their doctoral programme by distance on a full-time (3 years) or part-time basis (6 years) with 9-10 mandatory on-site visits to Geneva.The programme has already attracted highly skilled and experienced students from across the world, including:  Afghanistan, Bahrain, France, Hungary, India, Nigeria, Paki­stan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Pakistan, Russia and USA. Students have devel­oped and are carrying out research in areas as diverse as traditional and new security issues, diplomacy, political economy, human rights, geo-politics and post-colonial studies. GSD post-graduate students work closely with their assigned supervisor and work intensively to develop at the highest level the potential of each candidate, both from methodological and theoretical points of view. ... [-]