Doctorate Degrees from the USA

A doctorate degree or PhD is the highest academic degree, which is awarded to the students for undertaking academic research. It demonstrates expertise in a particular subject and indicates that the earner is able to conduct and present research of a scholarly nature. The doctorate program can be taken up after the Masters degree.

Masters degree prior to doctorate degree is preferred because a Masters’ degree holder comprehends the subject quite well than a student who is going for a Doctorate degree straight after undergraduate degree. Some doctorate degrees prepare graduates for work in a particular field, such as a Doctor of Education or Doctor of Musical Arts. These degrees may not involve as much original research, though they still require a sound thesis. It usually takes 3 to 6 years to complete a doctorate program.

Doctorate degree is of three types:

Research doctorate
Professional doctorate
Honorary doctorate

Research Doctorate Degree Titles

Doctor of Arts (D.A.)
Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)
Doctor of Church Music (D.C.M.)
Doctor of Canon Law (J.C.D./D.C.L.)
Doctor of Design (D.Des.)
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng./D.E.Sc./D.E.S.)
Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A.)
Doctor of Hebrew Letters (D.H.L.)
Doctor of Industrial Technology (D.I.T.)
Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D./S.J.D.)
Doctor of Music (D.M.)
Doctor of Musical/Music Arts (D.M.A.)
Doctor of Music Education (D.M.E.)
Doctor of Modern Languages (D.M.L.)
Doctor of Nursing Science (D.N.Sc.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Public Administration (D.P.A.)
Doctor of Physical Education (D.P.E.)
Doctor of Public Health (D.P.H.)
Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.)
Doctor of Science (D.Sc./Sc.D.)
Doctor of Social Work (D.S.W.)
Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)

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