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24 PhD Programs in Professional Studies

A PhD degree, or a doctoral degree, is the highest educational achievement in many fields of study. Scholars enroll in a PhD program to continue their learning on a particular subject and to study under top professors. This degree is often a stepping stone for career advancement. What is a PhD in Professional Studies? A number of study areas fall under the category of professional studies, includi… Read more

A PhD degree, or a doctoral degree, is the highest educational achievement in many fields of study. Scholars enroll in a PhD program to continue their learning on a particular subject and to study under top professors. This degree is often a stepping stone for career advancement.

What is a PhD in Professional Studies? A number of study areas fall under the category of professional studies, including social sciences, applied natural sciences, life sciences, legal studies and mathematics. The coursework seeks to instill in students a deep and comprehensive knowledge of succeeding in the modern workplace. Areas of study in this program may include business ethics, effective governance, communications and social as well as health services.

Graduates with a PhD in Professional Studies often have excellent communication skills and a deep understanding of the modern workplace. They also commonly possess critical-thinking skills, which can be beneficial for advancement in the public and private sectors.

To learn more about the cost of particular programs, interested individuals should consult each university in which they have an interest. The overall cost of each program depends upon location, duration of study, financial assistance, room and board and other factors.

Those who graduate with a PhD in Professional Studies often have a range of options available in the workplace. Careers are obtainable in academia, government, communication, the public and private sectors, nonprofit and self-employment. Alumni may find work as lecturers, scholars, researchers, consultants, public policy researchers, reporters and office managers. They may also find a career as the president of their own company.

Many programs that award a PhD in Professional Studies are offered by a number of institutions throughout the world, some of which have a significant portion of classes offered in a virtual learning environment. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Vaasa
Vaasa, Finland

The University of Vaasa Doctoral Programme is a multidisciplinary programme where students can graduate as a Doctor or Licentiate of of Economics and Business Administration, ... +

The University of Vaasa Doctoral Programme is a multidisciplinary programme where students can graduate as a Doctor or Licentiate of of Economics and Business Administration, Administrative Sciences, Technology or Philosophy. The programme is interdisciplinary and its aim is to train doctoral-level experts and independent researchers to positions especially in the public sector, but also in the private sector and for other actors of society. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 6 years
English
01 Jan 2023
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Saint Paul University
Ottawa, Canada

The School of Social Innovation of the Faculty of Human Sciences at Saint Paul University offers a Ph.D. in Social Innovation. The Ph.D. in Social Innovation provides a space ... +

The School of Social Innovation of the Faculty of Human Sciences at Saint Paul University offers a Ph.D. in Social Innovation. The Ph.D. in Social Innovation provides a space for research and reflection aimed at understanding the dynamics and multiple impacts of social innovations, in order to assess and structure them more efficiently. -
PhD
Full-time
6 years
English, French
Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies
Camerino, Italy

Area: Legal and Social Sciences

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PhD
Full-time
3 years
English, Italian
Campus
 

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University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the program is to enable candidates to undertake research at the most advanced academic level culminating in the submission, assessment, and acceptance of a the ... +

The purpose of the program is to enable candidates to undertake research at the most advanced academic level culminating in the submission, assessment, and acceptance of a thesis. The candidate is required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution to the frontiers of art and/or design. In certain instances, creative work such as designed artifacts, public performances, public exhibitions, or other practice-based outputs may constitute the partial fulfillment of the research requirements. -
PhD
Full-time
2 - 5 years
English
Feb 2023
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Become a leader in your field with a Doctor of Applied Social Research. Continue working while you study and graduate with invaluable expertise.

Become a leader in your field with a Doctor of Applied Social Research. Continue working while you study and graduate with invaluable expertise. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 96 months
English
Jan 2023
Campus
Online
 
University of Airlangga
Surabaya, Indonesia

Fisip UNAIR’s Doctoral Program in Social Sciences has several interests, namely Sociology, Anthropology, International Relations, Communication, State Administration, and Digi ... +

Fisip UNAIR’s Doctoral Program in Social Sciences has several interests, namely Sociology, Anthropology, International Relations, Communication, State Administration, and Digital Society. Since 2019, the Doctoral program of Social Sciences FISIP UNAIR organizes a Program by Research that prioritizes research as the main activity and academic activities are carried out independently with a clear and connected external. Once the doctoral program participants are accepted, they will be given debriefing in the fields of methodology, theory, philosophy, methods of writing, and writing scientific information as a means for scientific publication. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Feb 2023
Campus
 
Montana Tech
Butte, USA

Montana Tech has joined with the University of Montana and Montana State University to offer the Montana Ph.D. program in Materials Science. This multi-campus program involves ... +

Montana Tech has joined with the University of Montana and Montana State University to offer the Montana Ph.D. program in Materials Science. This multi-campus program involves faculty, students, and resources on all three campuses. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The Ph.D. program aims to cultivate doctoral graduates who can independently conduct advanced research projects, who possess both a broad knowledge of modern life science and ... +

The Ph.D. program aims to cultivate doctoral graduates who can independently conduct advanced research projects, who possess both a broad knowledge of modern life science and an in-depth knowledge of specialized areas and who can also contribute original knowledge to the field of life sciences by publishing their findings in peer-reviewed international journals. Students must also pass a qualifying examination set by the Division. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Universidad de Sonora
Hermosillo, Mexico

General Objective: To train highly qualified personnel in the areas of chemistry, biology and health sciences, with an interdisciplinary vision, that contributes to solving th ... +

General Objective: To train highly qualified personnel in the areas of chemistry, biology and health sciences, with an interdisciplinary vision, that contributes to solving the health problems. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
Spanish
Campus
 
Gran Sasso Science Institute GSSI
L'Aquila, Italy

Within the Ph.D. course in Mathematics in Natural, Social, and Life Sciences a priority has been established on mathematical modeling, both towards the traditional areas of ap ... +

Within the Ph.D. course in Mathematics in Natural, Social, and Life Sciences a priority has been established on mathematical modeling, both towards the traditional areas of application, such as Physics or Engineering, and towards emerging issues in Biology and Social Sciences. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Toowoomba, Australia +3 More

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied ... +

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied discipline. By undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy you will have the expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English