PHDSTUDIES

13 PhD Programs in General Studies

The highest academic accomplishment offered, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), indicates that the person who earned it is deserving of the title of “doctor” in his or her chosen academic career. Typically, this degree involves both coursework and devoted research and can take up to 10 years to earn.

What is a PhD in General Studies? While many schools and universities offer a bachelor's degree in general studies, due to its lack of a specific field, it is not as prevalent at the doctorate level. However, that does not mean there are no options available to receive this degree. Some institutions will offer a PhD in General Studies, and others will offer something similar, such as an interdisciplinary PhD. An interdisciplinary degree involves coursework and research into a wide range of subject matter, from liberal arts to hard sciences like biology or chemistry.

Due to its level of personalization and customization, a general studies program draws on many skills. All PhD candidates will require the ability to research intensely, as well as demonstrate high levels of discipline and a devotion to clearly communicating complex issues. These skills bode well for those seeking a career in research and further learning.

It can be difficult to estimate the cost of a PhD program in general studies due to its inherent nature, but costs will differ from program to program, as well as country to country. Typically, a PhD will take five to eight years to complete.

Those interested in receiving a doctorate-level degree in general studies are typically research-focused, with a willingness to continue their growth in education and academia. It is not unusual for someone with this degree to continue as a lecturer, professor, or even expert-level author in this field. In addition to academics, becoming a field or lab researcher, a corporate or nonprofit consultant, or a data analyst are all possibilities.

Not all PhD-granting institutions offer general studies programs, but they are possible to find locally, globally, and online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

13 Results in General Studies Filter

PhD – Doctorate of Philosophy

Unicaf University (ZM)
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The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The Ph.D. is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supp ...

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Doctor of Philosophy

Edith Cowan University
PhD
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8 semesters
English
Campus
Online

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an opportunity to pursue a topic you're passionate about at the highest academic level.

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HFA Ph.D.

Hector Fellow Academy
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3 years
English
Campus

Ph.D. students of the Hector Fellow Academy are employed as research assistants for a period of three years. The salary corresponds to the internal regulations at the Universi ...

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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme in HKUST

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
PhD
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3&nbsp;-&nbsp;4 years
English
Campus

HKUST has been drawing the best doctoral students from around the world through the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Cou ...

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Doctor of Philosophy in Science

Khalifa University
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4 years
English
Campus

The proposed Ph.D. in Science program contributes to Khalifa University’s intention to become a center of excellence in science, engineering, and medicine within the region an ...

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PhD Geological Sciences

Botswana International University Of Science And Technology
PhD
English
Campus

PhD Thesis Research in Geological Sciences

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PhD in Science and Technology Didactics

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
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3 years
Portuguese (Portugal)
Campus

Objectives: To ensure that students, in addition to mastering scientific theories, acquire a good knowledge and mastery of the methods most used in their area of ​​specializat ...

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Doctor of Philosophy

Avondale College of Higher Education
PhD
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3&nbsp;-&nbsp;4 years
English
Campus
Online

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognized doctoral degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skill ...

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Doctorate in Arts and Science

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
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Part-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) may be undertaken in any discipline within the Arts or Sciences. The degree offers ABDs or those who have earned sixty-six graduate credits fr ...

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Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (interuniversity)

Universidad de La Laguna
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Spanish
English
Campus

The Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies of Gender constitutes a novel bet in the Spanish university panorama, since it lacks precedents in the Spanish university. It is a p ...

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PhD program(s)

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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English
Campus

The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev offers advanced research training in multiple research areas that include engineering, exact sciences, medical/life sciences, social sci ...

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The David Rockefeller Graduate Program in Bioscience

The Rockefeller University
PhD
Sep 2021
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Full-time
English
Campus

Our world-renowned graduate program provides a select group of highly motivated students the opportunity for research and graduates education in the biomedical sciences, chemi ...

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Postdoctoral Research at Rockefeller

The Rockefeller University
PhD
Sep 2021
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3&nbsp;-&nbsp;5 years
English
Campus

Postdoctoral scholars make vital contributions to the University's scientific programs while gaining valuable research training and experience under the mentorship of ahead of ...

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