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  Texas A&M University Graduate Catalog 2003-2004 Edition
Work leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is designed to give the candidate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of his or her professional field and training in methods of research.
Students in a program leading to a doctor of philosophy who have completed all course work on their degree plans other than 691 (Research) are required to be in continuous registration until all requirements for the degree have been completed (see Continuous Registration Requirements,).
Doctoral students in counseling psychology or school psychology may have 684 Professional Internship on the degree plan that is remaining for which he or she must be registered.
www.tamu.edu /admissions/catalogs/GCatalog-2003-2004/PhD.htm   (4883 words)

  Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D., an abbreviation for the Latin "Philosophiæ Doctor", or D.Phil) was originally a degree granted by a university to a learned individual who had achieved the approval of his peers and who had demonstrated a long and productive career in a learned field.
A doctoral candidate is typically educated by a thesis advisor[?], or supervisor, who chairs a thesis committee[?] which supervises the doctoral candidate.
PhDs are distinguishable from higher doctorates[?] (such as D.Litt.[?] (Doctor of Letters[?]) or D.Sc.[?] (Doctor of Science[?])), which are issued by a committee on the basis of a long record of research and publication.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ph/PhD.html   (511 words)

 Doctor of Philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(higher doctorate in the faculty of philosophy) at the University of St Andrews was discontinued and replaced with the Ph.D. (research doctorate).
The successful completion of a doctoral program typically takes 3 to 10 years depending upon the specific field of study, prior experience and/or training, and the progress made by the doctoral candidate in his or her studies.
Doctor of Arts (D.A.), Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Doctor of Theology (Th.D.), etc. Johns Hopkins University was the first university in the United States to confer doctoral degrees.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Doctor_of_Philosophy   (2906 words)

 Doctor of Philosophy Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D., an abbreviation for the Latin "Philosophiæ Doctor", or D.Phil.
This displaced the existing Doctor of Philosophy degree in some Universities - for instance the D.Phil (higher doctorate in the faculty of philosophy) at the University of St Andrews was discontinued an replaced with the Ph.D. (research doctorate).
D.A (Doctor of Arts), D.M.A (Doctor of Musical Arts), Ed.D (Doctor of Education), Th.D. (Doctor of Theology), etc. In some countries, the corresponding degree is simply called "Doctor" or else is distinguished by subject area ("Doctor of Natural Sciences", "Doctor of Social Sciences", "Dr. med.").
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/d/do/doctor_of_philosophy.html   (883 words)

The doctoral program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications is small and selective, permitting each student a considerable degree of flexibility in tailoring courses and areas of study to fit his or her special needs and career goals.
Doctoral students must have completed, or be in the final stages of, a master's degree.
The doctoral core requirements are designed to equip the student with a strong background in research methods and design, communication theory, historical or legal research, and teaching experience.
www.jour.sc.edu /academics/grad/phd.html   (308 words)

 Doctoral Program
The Doctoral Program at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is designed to provide students with the theoretical and methodological training needed to perform original research in public policy, management or finance.
Doctoral students are encouraged to design a plan of study that draws from several disciplines and to take advantage of course offerings at Wagner and NYU's other graduate schools.
Critical milestones in the Doctoral Program include advanced coursework, a preliminary qualifying examination, three comprehensive field examinations (including one in research methods), participation in the NYU Wagner Research Colloquium, and a dissertation based on independent and original research defended before a faculty committee.
wagner.nyu.edu /doctoral   (274 words)

 The Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) Degree - Eastman School of Music
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded for completion of scholarly research satisfactorily defended in a dissertation or for outstanding creative work in the field of composition.
It is assumed that recipients of this degree are not only well-versed in the subject matter and techniques of a specific discipline, but also have demonstrated a breadth of interest and originality of outlook that indicate real promise of success in research or composition, as well as mastery of the teaching of their disciplines.
Doctor of philosophy students majoring in musicology or music theory may be admitted having earned only a bachelor’s degree.
www.esm.rochester.edu /degrees/phd.php   (292 words)

 Doctor of Philosophy
The Doctor of Philosophy program consists of graduate seminars, an examination covering each seminar as it is completed, comprehensive written examinations, directed reading and research, teaching under faculty supervision, the writing of a dissertation, and an oral examination covering the dissertation and related fields.
The Doctor of Philosophy program seeks to guide the student to develop the capacity for critical evaluation and quality in research which produce creative scholarship and contribute to the field of theological knowledge and literature.
The Doctor of Philosophy program seeks to guide the student in advanced studies in a specialized field and to help him develop skills which qualify him for teaching at the graduate level in a college, university, or theological seminary.
www.mabts.edu /templates/System/details.asp?id=23267&PID=69488   (1671 words)

 Doctor of Philosophy
A student seeking a Doctor of Philosophy degree must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and must have completed one year of acceptable graduate work at Penn State or some other accredited institution.
Doctoral students should work closely with their academic advisors to make sure that their course selections take into consideration all the field and areas to be covered in the Ph.D. comprehensive examination.
Before the exam, the doctoral student and academic advisor should work together to identify fields of study and appropriate faculty to guide advanced study in those fields; this is the student’s doctoral committee.
jbe.la.psu.edu /histrlst/grad05.htm   (960 words)

 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) | Academics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
The Doctor of Philosophy Degree requires a distinctive level of performance as a scholar and researcher; this goes beyond an acceptable level of performance in individual courses that comprise the program of study.
The comprehensive examination assesses the student's mastery of the general field of doctoral study, acquisition of depth and breadth of knowledge in a focused area of study, and the ability to use the research methods of the discipline and is done in conjunction with the overview.
Admission to candidacy for the Doctor of Philosophy degree constitutes a promotion of the student to the most advanced stage of graduate study and provides formal approval to devote essentially exclusive attention to the research and the writing of the dissertation.
www.nursing.pitt.edu /academics/phd.jsp   (2684 words)

 Salve Regina Graduate Studies - HUMANITIES: DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
The Humanities Doctor of Philosophy degree was inaugurated in 1989 as an interdisciplinary investigation of the question, “What does it mean to be human in an age of advanced technology?” In one form or another, this question still commands attention in the twenty-first century.
The challenge for each doctoral candidate is to develop a specific research direction that connects with the broader humanities and the doctoral theme.
The humanities doctorate emerged from a historical moment at the end of the cold war when studies of the impact of technology and science on the society and culture were coming to the fore.
www.salve.edu /graduatestudies/doctor.cfm   (896 words)

 UT School of Information - Doctor of Philosophy
The objective of the program for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the School of Information is to prepare graduates to contribute to the discipline through research and teaching.
The doctoral program emphasizes research and offers students an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in information studies (broadly defined), to study appropriate methods and theories, and to engage in basic research by carrying out a supervised dissertation project.
Doctoral students are responsible for knowing and complying with the relevant policies and procedures of the School of Information and the Office of Graduate Studies, including the Graduate Catalog, other publications, deadlines and forms, selected policies, and related topics.
www.ischool.utexas.edu /programs/phd.php   (1068 words)

 Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Doctor of Philosophy represents the highest level of achievement in any academic discipline.
The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program is to prepare students for the highest level of leadership in business and industry, to conduct and participate in research in the field of business administration and to teach business administration in colleges and universities.
Dissertation: Students demonstrate a synthesis of their doctoral study, knowledge and scholarship with a significant research project that contributes to general principles of knowledge in the field(s) potentially impacted by the research.
www.tourou.edu /cba/phd.htm   (710 words)

 Doctor of Philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many universities separate the program into two portions (doctoral student and doctoral candidate) with a required doctoral examination before allowing a student to be formally admitted to a doctoral program.
Alternatively, a student may be admitted to the program, but is still required to complete a comprehensive examination on his or her field before progressing to the dissertation state.
In some schools a student can write an additional thesis at this point and receive a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree; in others, the MPhil (sometimes Candidate in Philosophy, CPhil) is conferred on an ABD student who has been advanced to candicacy for the PhD, having completed all requirements except the doctoral thesis or dissertation.
www.manhattanbeach.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Doctor_of_Philosophy   (1431 words)

The doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in music degree is intended for those students who seek a terminal degree with emphasis on research.
For the musicology student, the Doctor of Philosophy in Music degree is intended to emphasize research in music history, music literature, or some other aspect of music in culture.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in music, with music education as a field of specialization, is offered through the Graduate School for the student who demonstrates maturity, a strong interest in the music education profession, and musical and scholarly promise.
www.colorado.edu /sacs/catalog98-99/music/DOCTOR_OF_PHILOSOPHY.html   (622 words)

 Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing - Azusa Pacific University
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing - Azusa Pacific University
The PhD in nursing, with emphasis in either health of the family and the community or international health, is a research-based program designed to prepare graduates for a life of scholarship and teaching.
Graduates of this program will be nurse scholars, educators and researchers who, in their future roles as academicians, will contribute to the body of nursing knowledge in order to improve the health of society and prepare the next generation of nurses.
www.apu.edu /nursing/graduate/phd   (240 words)

 CUA School of Philosophy
A candidate for the doctoral degree who applies for credit for graduate work done at other institutions may be granted such credit as, in the judgment of the dean, is deemed suitable.
The language examinations for all candidates for advanced degrees in the School of Philosophy are given according to procedures determined by the Academic Senate of the university.
In the curriculum, first importance is given to those branches of philosophy most necessary as a preparation for the study of theology; stress is laid upon the courses in scholastic philosophy.
philosophy.cua.edu /graduate   (2977 words)

 PHD - Doctor of Philosophy
The Doctor of Philosophy equips scholars for teaching and research in colleges, theological seminaries and universities, as well as for general church leadership.
The graduate program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed to afford students advanced training in independent inquiry, academic research, critical analysis, and scholarly writing as they define their own theological positions in dialogue with other points of view.
To qualify for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree program, an applicant must be the graduate of an accredited college and must possess a Master of Theological Studies, Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity, or Master of Theology degree from an accredited school or must possess the equivalents of such degrees.
www.calvinseminary.edu /degrees/phd/index.php   (2904 words)

 The Department of Speech and Hearing: Doctoral Programs
The Au.D. is a four-year post-baccalaureate degree that emphasizes the application of basic science and technology and provides advanced professional training for the diagnosis and habilitation/rehabilitation of hearing disorders and related communication and educational disorders as well as the scholarly study of professional practice-centered problems.
The Doctor of Audiology program at the University of Illinois is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-897-5700.
Doctor of Philosophy students with specific interests, either research or clinical, have the opportunity to participate in unique intercampus and interdisciplinary training programs.
www.shs.uiuc.edu /Programs/doctorate.htm   (618 words)

 Doctor of Philosophy
The mission of the Kent State University School of Exercise, Leisure, and Sport doctoral program is to develop the competencies that are needed for someone who intends to teach exercise physiology, pursue research, or apply exercise physiology in practice.
The minimum credit requirement for the doctorate is 90 semester hours beyond the bachelor's degree or 60 hours beyond the master's degree.
After admission to doctoral study and until the student passes the doctoral candidacy examination, he or she is required to enroll for at least two semester hours of credit with a faculty member who advises graduate students in exercise physiology.
www.educ.kent.edu /ephy/phd.cfm   (1142 words)

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