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What is a Doctor of Philosophy?
What is a Doctor of Philosophy?

What is a Doctor of Philosophy?


A Doctor of Philosophy (commonly abbreviated as a PhD) is a globally recognized academic degree awarded to doctorates for completion of independent research on an original topic. It is the highest academic degree a student can achieve and is considered the de facto entrance qualification for a career in academia. A person who attains a Doctorate of Philosophy is automatically awarded the academic title of Doctor. The degree is designed to be four to eight years, depending on the advancement of the subject area, country, and the research scope of the degree.


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