PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy, refers to the postgraduate degrees that are awarded to candidates after completing the university program. There are a variety of disciplines in which candidates can earn a PhD and there are programs around the world that offer top-notch education facilitated by faculty that are experts in their field. PhD programs prepare candidates for careers in academia, research,… Read more

PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy, refers to the postgraduate degrees that are awarded to candidates after completing the university program. There are a variety of disciplines in which candidates can earn a PhD and there are programs around the world that offer top-notch education facilitated by faculty that are experts in their field. PhD programs prepare candidates for careers in academia, research, government, or industry.


Requirements in PhD programs vary depending on the country, the university, and the program. Most PhD programs require a master’s degree, but some will accept candidates with only a bachelor’s. Most programs take a minimum of 3 or 4 years to complete and require a combination of coursework and research, and others will expect candidates to teach undergraduate courses as well as write publications. The bulk of most PhD programs lie in the candidate’s original research that leads to a dissertation or thesis of publishable quality, that provides significant contribution to the field, and that candidates must defend in front of a panel of experts.


To learn more about the many options for PhD programs, browse the options below or narrow your search using the boxes above.  

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Unicaf University (MW)
New York, USA +14 More

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 ... +

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, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
Online
 
University of Zilina – Faculty of Civil Engineering
Žilina, Slovakia

Postgraduates are highly-skilled specialists in the field of study of engineering structures and transportation constructions mainly focused on the theory of designing and ana ... +

Postgraduates are highly-skilled specialists in the field of study of engineering structures and transportation constructions mainly focused on the theory of designing and analyzing engineering structures, transportation constructions, buildings, and their parts. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, USA

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

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... -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Milan, Italy

The San Raffaele University, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a Ph.D. program aimed to provide excellent guidance, support, and training to graduate ... +

The San Raffaele University, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a Ph.D. program aimed to provide excellent guidance, support, and training to graduate students interested in understanding the molecular processes underlying human diseases and in designing new approaches for their treatment. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Silesian University of Technology - Joint Doctoral School
Gliwice, Poland

The Joint Doctoral School offers interdisciplinary education covering a wide range of scientific disciplines (Topics of Ph.D. thesis ). Duration of a Ph.D. program is 4 years ... +

The Joint Doctoral School offers interdisciplinary education covering a wide range of scientific disciplines (Topics of Ph.D. thesis ). Duration of a Ph.D. program is 4 years with full-time enrolment. Each Ph.D. student receives a scholarship without charging for tuition. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Social Sciences
Hong Kong

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our stud ... +

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our students are supervised by a Department-based scholar and choose additional supervisors from the same or other Departments, or other universities. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Национальный исследовательский технологический университет МИСиС
Moscow, Russia

The program is designed for researchers who want to pursue their education in the field of theoretical and applied physics as well as other interdisciplinary natural and engin ... +

The program is designed for researchers who want to pursue their education in the field of theoretical and applied physics as well as other interdisciplinary natural and engineering sciences. You will be conducting your research about physical phenomena, their principles and processes. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

The Department of Computer Science offers the following research postgraduate programmes in both full-time and part-time modes:

The Department of Computer Science offers the following research postgraduate programmes in both full-time and part-time modes: -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs
Columbia, USA

Doctoral students collaborate with Truman School faculty representing wide-ranging expertise including governance, law and public policy; child policy; education policy; and s ... +

Doctoral students collaborate with Truman School faculty representing wide-ranging expertise including governance, law and public policy; child policy; education policy; and social policy. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
5 years
English
Campus
 
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Our graduate program offers a PhD in philosophy in four core areas, Molecular / Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Ecology / Systematics and Evolution / Genetics. The PhD in Phil ... +

Our graduate program offers a PhD in philosophy in four core areas, Molecular / Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Ecology / Systematics and Evolution / Genetics. The PhD in Philosophy is offered through the Intercampus Doctorate Program of the University of Puerto Rico, administered by us. -
PhD
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 
Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence - MBZUAI
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Upon completion of the program requirements, the graduate will be able to; Master the fundamental knowledge of computer vision and develop expertise in several specialized are ... +

Upon completion of the program requirements, the graduate will be able to; Master the fundamental knowledge of computer vision and develop expertise in several specialized areas of research in computer vision; Grow expertise in comprehending existing literature, apply reasoning, and master the necessary skills and techniques to develop novel ideas that are recognized by the experts of the computer vision discipline; Apply advanced problem-solving skills to analyze, design and execute innovative solutions for the existing and/or new problems faced in both industry and academia. -
PhD
4 years
English
Sep 2020
15 Jul 2020
 
Ariel University
Ari'el, Israel

Join doctorate students from Israel and many other countries around the world in developing and expanding your horizons. Take your research to the next level by furthering you ... +

Join doctorate students from Israel and many other countries around the world in developing and expanding your horizons. Take your research to the next level by furthering your academic interests and experience in advanced laboratories, under the guidance of world-class researchers with proven research in an environment of multidisciplinary international research cooperation. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of the South Pacific USP
Suva, Fiji

Faculty of Business and Economics offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in most disciplines taught at postgraduate level. Students interested in progressing from a master’s pr ... +

Faculty of Business and Economics offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in most disciplines taught at postgraduate level. Students interested in progressing from a master’s programme to doctoral studies are advised to contact the Faculty Dean. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Feb 2020
Campus
 
Graduate School of Biosciences Munich
Munich, Germany

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goal is ... +

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goal is for the students to get comfortable in communicating across traditional boundaries, especially across the divide between experiment and quantitative theory – to become, in effect, scientifically bi- or multilingual. To this end, the school offers an integrated interdisciplinary Ph.D. program that consists of three main components: -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Mar 2020
01 Aug 2020
Campus
 
ISM - International School of Management
Paris, France

The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original rese ... +

The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original research in academia. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online