The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.
Technology is a discipline that changes with time, and hence the need for advanced knowledge and skills to enable you to cope up with the challenges that entail this area of specialization. This training will also enable you to solve technological problems rather than relying on your experience.
Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.
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The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The PhD 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. [+]
Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), the M.S., Ph.D., and certificate programs in Engineering Management are designed to prepare technical managers who need a broad education in order to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors. [+]
RIT’s doctorate program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the earth, and in the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field. [+]
PhD in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
There has never been a more exciting time to study the universe beyond the confines of the earth. A new generation of advanced ground-based and space-borne telescopes and enormous increases in computing power are enabling a golden age of astrophysics. RIT’s doctorate program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the earth, and in the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field. The multidisciplinary emphasis of this program sets it apart from conventional astrophysics graduate programs at traditional research universities.... [-]
The PhD program in Nanotechnology is designed for candidates with proven academic ability, creativity, motivation and potential to conduct research that might be displayed in original works that contribute to enrich the field of nanotechnology. [+]
Ph.D. Program in Materials Science – A collaborative, interdisciplinary program with the University of Montana-Missoula and Montana State University-Bozeman. Research specialties include biomaterials; electronic, photonic and magnetic (EPM) materials; materials for energy storage, conversion and conservation; and materials synthesis, processing and fabrication. [+]