Best Doctors of Philosophy 2019 in North America

The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 


For higher education, a master is a great option. Programs can last about two years with a requirement somewhere between 12 and 18 courses at the graduate level. Field of study options may vary widely, allowing students to tailor their education to their needs.

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PhD in Information and Technology

Unicaf University (MW)
Campus Online Full-time Part-time Open Enrollment USA New York Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Cyprus Online + 27 more

The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The Ph.D. 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.

Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

ISM - International School of Management
Online & Campus Combined Full-time Part-time 4 - 7 years October 2019 France Paris USA New York South Africa Cape Town India New Delhi + 7 more

Our PhD develops the research and teaching skills you need to promote new perspectives and inspire the next generation of business leaders. The program prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original research in academia.

Ph.D. in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Georgia Southern University, Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Campus Full-time 4 years September 2019 USA Statesboro

The objective of the Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop scholars who generate and disseminate new knowledge by conducting high-quality research and teach at the university level. The Ph.D. program is delivered via traditional coursework and other research initiatives with faculty in the Parker College of Business.

Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change (PhD)

Pepperdine University
Online & Campus Combined Full-time 4 years Request Info USA Los Angeles

The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change program prepares students to become visionary leaders, as well as agents of change in creating new directions in strategy and policy.

PhD in International Studies

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus September 2019 USA Denver

The Josef Korbel School Ph.D. program combines broad and rigorous training in conventional fields - international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and/or political theory - with ample opportunities for customization, creativity, and exploration. Faculty mentoring ensures each student pursues a productive path of study, whether the goal is college teaching or a career in research, government or the nonprofit sector. Each year, the Josef Korbel School receives approximately 100 applications and accepts 4 applicants, making it a highly sought after and competitive program.

Doctor of Management

Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
Campus Full-time 3 years September 2019 USA Cleveland

Business leadership is increasingly required to integrate multiple sources of knowledge, understand the perceptions of diverse parties and put human values into action. Executives are challenged to create social, intellectual and economic value for their organizations and for society at large based on rigorous and sound evidence. Recognizing these challenges, the Weatherhead School of Management offers...

Ed.D. in Organization and Leadership

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full-time Part-time 5 years Request Info USA San Francisco + 1 more

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their organizations through a learning perspective.

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus Full-time 4 - 6 years September 2019 USA Washington

The Department's doctoral program is a research-focused degree program with the objective of preparing students for a life of scholarship in their field of interest. Central to the program is original thesis research, which substantially advances the state-of-the-art in the field. Coursework to strengthen the command of the chosen discipline and enhance mathematical skills is also required.

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full-time 4 - 5 years Request Info USA Farmington Hills

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) is an APA accredited post-master’s professional degree for those pursuing the highest level of practice in clinical psychology. Utilizing the practitioner-scholar model, the doctoral program provides a comprehensive foundation in the scientific bases of psychology to ground clinical training, dissertation research, and scholarship.

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

University of North Texas College of Engineering
Campus Full-time 4 years January 2020 USA Denton

Biomedical materials, metals, polymers, glasses, electronics: all are being tested and improved every day by materials engineers and scientists solving vital problems and advancing technology. Where will you make your contribution? The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas offers coursework leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Materials Science and Engineering.

Ph.D. in Engineering - Energy Systems Emphasis

University of Georgia - College of Engineering
Campus September 2019 USA Athens

Providing sustainable energy for a rapidly growing world population is a grand challenge of the 21st century. Power generation and environmental emissions are a technical, social and political issue that affects economies and the environment on local, national and global scales.

Doctor of Education – Leadership in School Reform (Online Ed.D.)

Union University
Online Full-time 4 years September 2019 USA Jackson

Our fully online Leadership in School Reform Ed.D. track is designed to prepare school leaders with new and relevant courses in educational leadership. Be equipped to create and actualize a vision for leadership in 21st-century schools. Be able to employ the best of research and practice in policy, child development, learning, teaching, and leadership within the context of school reform.

PhD in Computer Science

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Campus September 2019 USA Newark

Our student organizations are active in our Computer Science department, making your student experience richer and more rewarding. These organizations include a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a women’s student chapter of ACM, an NJIT chapter of the Women in Computing Society (WICS), as well as an association of Computer Science graduate students (DeepCS) and an institute-wide association of graduate students. Together, these organizations are responsible for funding student travel to conferences, organizing on-campus professional events (such as seminars, workshops, contests) as well as off-campus corporate visits and networking events.

PhD in Strategic Leadership

James Madison University
Campus Full-time Part-time 3 years September 2019 USA Harrisonburg + 1 more

The strategic leadership program emphasizes business principles, accountability, and leadership theory and applications, which are all areas of reform that national groups have touted as important for new educational, nonprofit and higher education administrators. Students will be instructed in management principles and in the broader visionary perspectives necessary for effective leadership. The program emphasizes practical applications grounded in sophisticated research skills needed for data-based, innovative decision-making in current and future practice.

Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy

Florida State University - Department of Family and Child Sciences
Campus Full-time 3 - 5 years August 2020 USA Tallahassee

The doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) has a long and rich history. The program addresses family processes and empirically-supported relational interventions for today’s diverse families through the engagement in programmatic research and advanced clinical preparation.