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Top PhD Programs

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!

Newly Added Programs

Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong
European Business University
Luxembourg, Luxembourg City
Nova Southeastern University, College of Computing and Engineering
USA, Fort Lauderdale
The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw
Poland, Wrocław
Berlin School Of Business & Innovation
Germany, Berlin
Medaille College
USA, Buffalo + 1 More
Berlin School of Economics
Germany, Berlin
Max Planck School of Photonics
Germany, Erlangen, + 3 More
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Austria, Klosterneuburg
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
USA, Chicago
Swiss School of Management, Rome Italy
Italy, Rome
University of Pardubice
Czech Republic, Pardubice II

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