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The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

 

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The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

As a member of the SSA doctoral program, you will join a select group of outstanding students and scholars who advance an interdisciplinary approach to social work and so ... [+]

Doctoral

As a member of the SSA doctoral program, you will join a select group of outstanding students and scholars who advance an interdisciplinary approach to social work and social welfare scholarship. The program is designed to deepen students' mastery of both social science theory and research methods so that they are prepared to contribute to scholarly knowledge in innovative ways. The Ph.D. in social work opens doors to university-level research and teaching positions and high-level policy research. In the doctoral program, you have the flexibility of designing your own course of study in tandem with related disciplines across the University of Chicago. What makes SSA different is that our students receive the theoretical training needed to become applied social scientists.... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 5 years
Campus
Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management

Business leadership is increasingly required to integrate multiple sources of knowledge, understand the perceptions of diverse parties and put human values into action. E ... [+]

Doctor of Management

Business leadership is increasingly required to integrate multiple sources of knowledge, understand the perceptions of diverse parties and put human values into action. Executives are challenged to create social, intellectual and economic value for their organizations and for society at large based on rigorous and sound evidence. Recognizing these challenges, the Weatherhead School of Management offers two doctorate degrees in management for working professionals: the Doctor of Management (DM) and the Designing Sustainable Systems track in the Ph.D. in management.

The DM is a three-year lockstep program with an option to pursue the Designing Sustainable Systems track in the Ph.D. in management. DM students’ research projects are evaluated by a faculty review committee over the course of the program at critical research milestones.... [-]

USA Cleveland
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The Josef Korbel School Ph.D. program combines broad and rigorous training in conventional fields - international politics, comparative politics, international political ... [+]

The Josef Korbel School Ph.D. program combines broad and rigorous training in conventional fields - international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and/or political theory - with ample opportunities for customization, creativity, and exploration. Faculty mentoring ensures each student pursues a productive path of study, whether the goal is college teaching or a career in research, government or the nonprofit sector. Each year, the Josef Korbel School receives approximately 100 applications and accepts 4 applicants, making it a highly sought after and competitive program.

Our doctoral candidates develop close working relationships with faculty in an open, informal environment that facilitates interaction and the exchange of ideas. The small size of the program also contributes to a strong sense of community. The Josef Korbel School challenges each student to become an original and creative scholar while providing a supportive environment for personal and professional development.... [-]

USA Denver
September 2019
Campus
Pepperdine University

The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change program prepares students to become visionary leaders, as well as agents of change in creating new directions in ... [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Introducing our new Ph.D. program: Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change

The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change program prepares students to become visionary leaders, as well as agents of change in creating new directions in strategy and policy. This program was specifically designed for individuals who are focused on research. Graduates of the program are likely to hold positions in NGOs, think tanks, higher education, healthcare, military leadership, federal and state government, and other organizations.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
Georgia Southern University, Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management

The objective of the Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop scholars who generate and disseminate new knowledge by conducting high-quality research ... [+]

The objective of the Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop scholars who generate and disseminate new knowledge by conducting high-quality research and teach at the university level. The Ph.D. program is delivered via traditional course work and other research initiatives with faculty in the Parker College of Business. By retaining a residence teaching/learning model, the program capitalizes on individualized student development through constant interaction in a supportive environment of mentors and colleagues.

The program requires at least 60 credit hours, provided the student has a master’s in business from an institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Students without a core understanding of major business areas may require up to an additional 18 graduate credit hours.... [-]

USA Statesboro
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science

The Department's doctoral program is a research-focused degree program with the objective of preparing students for a life of scholarship in their field of interest. Cent ... [+]

Program Overview

The Department's doctoral program is a research-focused degree program with the objective of preparing students for a life of scholarship in their field of interest. Central to the program is original thesis research, which substantially advances the state-of-the-art in the field. Coursework to strengthen the command of the chosen discipline and enhance mathematical skills is also required. Thesis research is directed by the thesis advisor, with input from a small committee of faculty, which is selected for their expertise in the chosen field of study. Students will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research and contribute to our effort to advance basic and applied sciences. We welcome students with outstanding records who will also have the motivation and drive to become leaders in their chosen field of study.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 6 years
Campus
International Accelerator

Whether you want to explore issues facing the public officials who caucus in buildings just blocks from campus or master international relations, political science studen ... [+]

Political Science

Whether you want to explore issues facing the public officials who caucus in buildings just blocks from campus or master international relations, political science students receive broad exposure to the discipline, while gaining an understanding about how politics, government, and governance shape the world and its quality of citizenship.

What to Expect

As a political science major, you will be selecting courses from fields such as American politics, comparative politics, international relations, public administration and policy, and political theory, while also developing one or two individualized areas of interest.

You will learn how to research the answers to important questions related to politics, political values, and public policy. You will benefit from a wide variety of course offerings and have the opportunity to complete a public service internship to gain hands-on experience.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
New Jersey Institute of Technology

The Ph.D. program in Information Systems is a STEM degree designed to produce scholars who possess a commanding knowledge of the nature of Information Systems, applicatio ... [+]

Overview

The Ph.D. program in Information Systems is a STEM degree designed to produce scholars who possess a commanding knowledge of the nature of Information Systems, applications of and research on Human-Centered Computing and Information Science, and the supporting technology.

The program seeks to develop individuals who can expand both the practice and theory of information systems for complex applications and/or organizational environments. It deals with integrated information, computer and communication systems that support and augment individuals and groups in any field of application: management, business, engineering and manufacturing, health and medicine, education, social sciences, arts, and humanities, etc.... [-]

USA Newark
September 2019
Campus
University of San Francisco - School of Education

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming the ... [+]

Preparing leaders who serve schools, community and social agencies, government, and non-profit institutions in a regional and international world.

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their organizations through a learning perspective.

Program Details

The Organization and Leadership (O&L) Doctoral program is comprised of 60 credits of study beyond the master's degree and culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation.

Program Delivery

To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays).... [-]

USA San Francisco
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
5 years
Campus
Kennesaw State University

Our Ph.D. program is traditional and innovative - applied and theoretical, a Ph.D. for the 21st century. Real-world application, with real-world data, drives our student' ... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Analytics and Data Science

Kennesaw State University's Ph.D. in Analytics and Data Science is an advanced degree which has been developed to meet the market demand for Data Scientists.

This degree will train individuals to translate large, structured and unstructured, complex data sets into information to improve decision making. This curriculum includes a heavy emphasis on programming, data mining, statistical modeling, and the mathematical foundations to support these concepts. Importantly, the program also emphasizes communication skills - both oral and written - as well as application and tying results to business and research problems.

Because this degree is a Ph.D., it creates flexibility. Graduates can either pursue a position in the private or public sector as a "practicing" Data Scientist - where continued demand is expected to greatly outpace the supply - or pursue a position within academia, where they would be uniquely qualified to teach these skills to the next generation.... [-]

USA Kennesaw
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Key West University

Students who successfully complete the KWU DBA degree program will be equipped to work in senior level managerial roles in a global business environment. ... [+]

Program Objectives

Students who successfully complete the KWU DBA degree program will be equipped to work in senior level managerial roles in a global business environment.

KWU DBA graduates may choose to pursue career paths in management consulting, become entrepreneurs, or apply their new knowledge and expertise to benefit the companies and organizations where they currently work. Program concentrations are available in Entrepreneurship and International Management. Successful completion of the KWU DBA program also provides graduates with the credentials required to apply for many teaching, research and administrative positions available in the field of higher education. Program Concentrations Entrepreneurship ... [-]
USA Jacksonville
November 2019
Online
Walden University

Walden’s PhD in Education program offers educators and administrators the opportunity to grow as scholars and innovators in higher education. Benefit from access to disti ... [+]

Walden’s Ph.D. in Education program offers educators and administrators the opportunity to grow as scholars and innovators in higher education. Benefit from access to distinguished faculty members and student support services. Conduct original research in your area of interest, deepen your research skills, and prepare to contribute as an education leader, administrator, faculty member, or policymaker. Join the more than 100 state teachers of the year who have chosen Walden University to obtain their education degree.

Specializations

Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Evaluation Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy Early Childhood Special Education (Non-Licensure) Educational Policy, Leadership, and Management Educational Technology and Design Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy Learning, Instruction, and Innovation Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation Reading, Literacy, Assessment, and Evaluation (Non-Licensure) ... [-]
USA USA Online
August 2019
Full-time
4 - 8 years
Online
Goizueta Business School

We believe hands-on research collaboration between students and faculty is critical in the education of new scholars. It's through collaborative research you'll learn how ... [+]

Ph.D.: Create knowledge.

We believe hands-on research collaboration between students and faculty is critical in the education of new scholars. It's through collaborative research you'll learn how to transform abstract theoretical questions into workable projects that are publishable in major journals.

From the associate dean

Welcome. I'm so glad you're considering Emory University's Ph.D. Program in Business, offered by the Laney Graduate School and delivered by Goizueta Business School. Applying to a doctoral program is the first step in committing your life to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge.

Goizueta is among the best business programs in the country. We have undergraduate and graduate programs that rank in the top 25 nationally, and graduates of our doctoral program hold faculty positions at top business schools. We have the resources of Emory University, a major world-class research institution, to draw on.... [-]

USA Atlanta
September 2019
Full-time
5 years
Campus
University of Memphis

Two Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in the Herff College of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, a joint program between UofM and the University of Tennessee Hea ... [+]

About Engineering

Since offering its first classes in 1964, Herff College has developed a reputation for excellent instruction. Over 50 dedicated faculty members with outstanding academic and professional credentials comprise the College enabling us to offer a variety of graduate degree programs. Within our five academic departments, we offer MS and PhD degree programs and many exciting activities and services that enrich or smooth the path to an engineering degree.

Two Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in the Herff College of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, a joint program between UofM and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center; and Engineering, featuring an interdepartmental curriculum with concentrations across the college.... [-]

USA Memphis
August 2019
Campus
Michigan School of Professional Psychology

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) is an APA accredited post-master’s professional degree for those pursuing the highest level of practice in clinical ... [+]

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) is a post-master’s professional degree for those pursuing the highest level of practice in clinical psychology. Utilizing the practitioner-scholar model, the doctoral program provides a comprehensive foundation in the scientific bases of psychology to ground clinical training, dissertation research, and scholarship. The program fosters an educational environment that values cooperative and collaborative learning and promotes professional development and personal growth.

Professional development and personal growth are integral to the degree programs at MiSPP, and many aspects of the educational process are based on experiential learning and self-exploration.... [-]

USA Farmington Hills
August 2019
Full-time
4 - 5 years
Campus