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PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy, and is usually awarded after completing extensive research in a specified field of study. This research must significantly contribute to the current knowledge base, and must be completed with a dissertation or thesis. Often the dissertation or thesis must be defended in front of a panel of experts in the field and only after successful defense, the degree of PhD is conferred. A PhD degree usually takes a minimum of 4 years to complete, but sometimes longer depending on the student, university, and program.

There are many universities and programs that offer top PhD programs internationally. Students wishing to continue their education have a wide range of top PhD programs options, which include doctoral programs in health professions, psychology, engineering, education, biological sciences, and biomedical sciences. There are top PhD programs in each country, so students considering a PhD have a number of countries to choose from.

Have a look at some of the top PhD programs listed below - you might find the top PhD program you are searching for!

Educational News

By Joanna Hughes January 25, 2019

A recent report in The Standard highlights a new trend among Africans with international PhD degrees: While at one time most went on to pursue academic careers abroad, many are now returning to Africa. Here’s a closer look at the shift, along with why it’s so important.

From Brain Drain…

Several factors led to the decades-long “brain drain” in parts of Africa. According to The Standard, these included hostile political situations in their home countries, the dominance of the discourse abroad and the superior working conditions found in the West. As a result, most ...

By Joanna Hughes January 21, 2019
Universities UK has launched a new campaign aimed at celebrating “the transformational impact of UK universities”. Here’s a closer look at this exciti...
By Joanna Hughes January 11, 2019
Podcasts have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. And while we mostly think of them in the context of entertainment, they are also aliv...
By Joanna Hughes December 20, 2018
At the sixth African Higher Education Week held this fall in Nairobi, Kenya, various African leaders cited the pivotal role African universities can p...
By Joanna Hughes December 13, 2018
Earlier this year in Nairobi, the South Korean government announced that it would provide $9 million to support the Regional Scholarship and Innovatio...

Educational articles

By Joanna Hughes February 5, 2019
Being published is a major goal and achievement for researchers. However, academic publishing is very different today than it was 50, 25 or even 10 ye...
By Alyssa Walker January 31, 2019
Among all the hurdles you face as a PhD student, the biggest may have nothing to do with academics, research, or publishing. That's right: talking in ...
By Alyssa Walker January 16, 2019
Social media makes an impact not just on our daily interaction with the world, but increasingly on PhD research too. Now more than ever social media i...

Newly Added Programs

The University of Texas at San Antonio offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering program. The degree program is a collaborative educational and research endeavor between the University o... [+]
The University of Texas at San Antonio offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering program. The degree program is a collaborative educational and research endeavor between the University of Texas at San Antonio and the Southwest Research Institute. The program has four concentrations: Thermal and Fluid Systems, Design and Manufacturing Systems, Mechanics and Materials, and Biomechanics/Bioengineering. [-]
February 12, 2019 | Acadia Divinity College
We invite you to join us at Acadia to gain the energy, skills, and depth you need for the long-haul in ministry and to sharpen your effectiveness as a Christian leader. Take some time and explore this... [+]
We invite you to join us at Acadia to gain the energy, skills, and depth you need for the long-haul in ministry and to sharpen your effectiveness as a Christian leader. Take some time and explore this site, and then contact us so we can discuss how we can support you in fulfilling your call as a ministry leader for today’s world. [-]
DBA
February 11, 2019 | Brentwood University
The DBA program at Brentwood University is the highest academic degree which is designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career. The DBA is focused on both theory and applied research a... [+]
The DBA program at Brentwood University is the highest academic degree which is designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career. The DBA is focused on both theory and applied research and will help the student to acquire leadership skills as an executive, consultant, or entrepreneur. [-]
February 10, 2019 | LUISS PhD programs
The Ph.D. Program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Global Politics (CEGP), since 2004, is aimed to offer an interdisciplinary perspective on conte... [+]
The Ph.D. Program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Global Politics (CEGP), since 2004, is aimed to offer an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global political studies. [-]

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