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.
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This multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. [+]
Ph. D. in Microsystems Engineering
RIT offers a unique program leading to a doctorate degree in microsystems engineering. This multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. These include the manipulation of electrical, photonic, optical, mechanical, chemical, and biological functionality to process, sense, and interface with the world at a nanometer scale. The goal of the program is to provide a foundation to explore future technology through research in nano-engineering, design methods, and technologies and their integration into micro- and nano-scaled systems. Some of the program’s areas of exploration include the following:... [-]
Applying Research and Educational Psychology to Diverse Learning Environments [+]
Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. [+]
Modern Biology increasingly impacts the non-scientific world, facilitating solutions to technological, environmental, ethical, philosophical and political issues that are important to society. [+]
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 [+]
Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed for two types of candidates: experienced business executives who would like “to give something back” and assist in the development of future business leaders by becoming effective educators; and innovative teachers and/or researchers determined to make an impact by contributing to the body knowledge in their chosen disciplines. PhD candidates learn to make a difference through writing, speaking, teaching, researching, consulting, and undertaking entrepreneurial ventures.
The program emphasizes an understanding of management as it is practiced and interpreted across organizations, sectors, and cultures. Each candidate develops the research and teaching skills to generate and encourage new perspectives on management practice. It is designed to emphasize curricular leadership and to focus on applied and theoretical research that improves instruction and educational outcomes.... [-]
The program of study consists of a foundational course, research methods courses, research colloquia, advanced seminars, a student-designed area of specialization, two comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. Students focus on a specific area of study and develop methodological skills. [+]
Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. Programmes are developed to broaden your career prospects and prepare you for success. [+]
The primary mission of the educational programmes in Social Work is consistent with the mission of the profession: to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. [+]
As a young researcher at NHH you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests. [+]
The success of a research institution is largely due to its provision and training of young scholars. To provide leadership in developing future scholars in hospitality and tourism management [+]
The Earth and Ecosystem Science Ben Heumann and EES Student in the field(EES) doctoral program at Central Michigan University is a newly formed program providing advanced scientific training in interdisciplinary sciences. EES at CMU employs a systems-level approach to evaluate the physical, chemical, geological and biological structure and function of various natural environments. [+]
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognised doctoral degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. [+]
The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc... [+]
Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Sustainable Environment programs give the opportunity for in-depth graduate study at Ph.D. level. The programs offered address important sustainability issues facing the region and have been designed to provide students with fundamental and solid research training, awareness and understanding of these issues. The multidisciplinary, taught programs incorporate study across a broad... [+]
NEMPS is a doctoral programme offered by Universidade Lusófona. The programme's NEMPS has a total minimum duration of 3 consecutive years, full time, and a maximum duration of four years. It comprises eleven (11) curricular units, five (5) of which are mandatory. The programme comprises two main parts... [+]