Doctorate Degrees in Zoology

Compare 3 PhD Programs in Zoology

Zoology

After completing a bachelor’s and master’s degree, some graduates choose to pursue even further education in their field, working toward a PhD, or doctorate degree. This type of program can last anywhere from two to five years and indicates that the graduate has attained the highest level of mastery of the chosen subject.

What is a PhD in Zoology? This is a very advanced program that studies the physiology, structure, habits and behavior of a wide variety of animals. It may also look into how animals are distributed throughout their ecosystem and how they interact with other species and populations within the ecosystem. Courses may include entomology, evolutionary ecology, ornithology and marine biology. Students may learn about speciation, hybridization, predation, reproductive strategies and sexual selection. They may also examine survival strategies and allocation of resources. A PhD program typically culminates in a doctoral thesis, which is an extensive paper detailing the student’s own original research.

Completing a PhD in Zoology can have many potential benefits. Very few students achieve this level of academic mastery, and those who do may stand out from their peers on a resume as well as in the field. The study of zoology can cultivate sophisticated critical thinking abilities as well as extensive research skills. 

The cost of this type of program can vary depending on the institution and length of the program. Students who study full-time may graduate more quickly than those who work part-time while working or attending to other obligations.

Most students who pursue a doctorate in zoology will have specific career goals in mind and will tailor their program to their interests. Graduates may stay on at the university as a full-time professor, conducting research, writing papers, and educating graduate and undergraduate students. They may also find work as wildlife biologists, zoo scientists, zoologists and environmental specialists for corporations, institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Prospective students can find a number of excellent programs at traditional and online universities around the world. Search below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD in Zoology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Zoology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of zoology. [+]

PhDs in Zoology. The purpose of the PhD in Zoology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of zoology. A PhD in Zoology is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Zoology demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. The general regulations for Doctorates are applicable. [-]

PhD in Aquatic Health

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Aquatic Health is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation. [+]

The purpose of the PhD in Aquatic Health is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation. A PhD in Aquatic Health is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Aquatic Health demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. [-]

Philosophia Doctorate In Animal Production And Natural Resources

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua
Campus Full time 8 semesters July 2018 Mexico Chihuahua

The program is aimed at the integral formation of human resources at the graduate level, to engage in generation, validation and / or transfer of knowledge and training of professionals, are responsive to innovative proposals and supported knowledge to demands solution to the problem of animal production systems, sustainable use and exploitation of natural resources in Chihuahua, Mexico and even beyond. [+]

PhDs in Zoology. The program is aimed at the integral formation of human resources at the graduate level, to engage in generation, validation and / or transfer of knowledge and training of professionals, are responsive to innovative proposals and supported knowledge to demands solution to the problem of animal production systems, sustainable use and exploitation of natural resources in Chihuahua, Mexico and even beyond. To do this, the program develops in the student different generic and specialty skills in four areas of expertise: Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Natural Resources Management and Technology of Animal Products. Mission and Vision MISSION To train specialized human resources, high-level scientific and comprehensive skills to contribute to national development, the development of proprietary technology and sustainability of production, through the generation, application, dissemination and transfer of knowledge to problem solving and innovation in animal production systems and care and responsible use of natural resources, in favor of a better quality of life in the regional and national context. VISION 2018 The program Doctor in Philosophia in Animal Production and Natural Resources is a national and international reference, with high social relevance, recognized by the academic productivity impact of its results and the quality in the training of human resources committed to the generation and application responsible and innovative knowledge to solve problems of the food industry, natural resources and the environment; and the development of the state and national higher education. It has high-level academic bodies, able to analyze and design solutions from... [-]