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The most popular doctorate is the Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. Ph.D.s and other study doctorates prepare graduate student to launch new plans that add to the common knowledge base of the field. Candidates for and holders of Ph.D.s often seek professions as professors and researchers, but many also go on to different roles in the charitable, public, and private sectors.

A Master of Arts or Master of Science degree is a graduate-level course of study that typically requires more rigorous and focused work than an undergraduate degree. Students may pursue this education to deepen their understanding of topics learned in undergraduate school or to train for a specific career field.

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Acadia Divinity College

We invite you to join us at Acadia to gain the energy, skills, and depth you need for the long-haul in ministry and to sharpen your effectiveness as a Christian leader. T ... [+]

An Acadia Doctor of Ministry will help you by: Providing opportunities for personal refreshment through worship, friendship, and encouragement while on campus in the beautiful retreat-like setting of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. Enriching your mind and soul by going deeper through the advanced study of scripture and theology. Deepening your spiritual life through courses and companionship in spiritual formation. Strengthening your ministry and leadership skills through advanced practical courses from scholar-practitioners. Helping you conduct cutting-edge research to discover insights for ministry effectiveness in the 21st century.

We invite you to join us at Acadia to gain the energy, skills, and depth you need for the long-haul in ministry and to sharpen your effectiveness as a Christian leader. Take some time and explore this site, and then contact us so we can discuss how we can support you in fulfilling your call as a ministry leader for today’s world.... [-]

Canada Wolfville
September 2019
English
Full time
4 years
Campus
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Telfer School of Management

Multidisciplinary, holistic and forward-looking, the Telfer Ph.D. in Management program is unique, challenging and carries high expectations for students. Specializing in ... [+]

The Telfer Ph.D. in Management is designed the shape visionary, influential thinkers who have a positive impact on the lives of people, organizations, and communities through their research. Our students work on their research in collaboration with internationally renowned professors. We share with our students the expertise of our researchers, their extensive networks, and their partnerships with organizations in local, national, and international business communities. Our mission is to consistently maintain high-quality research networks – and to put our students at the center of everything. The Telfer Ph.D. offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of five fields:

Accounting and Control Entrepreneurship Finance Health Systems Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources ... [-]
Canada Ottawa
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Telfer School of Management

Multidisciplinary, holistic and forward-looking, the Telfer Ph.D. in Management program is unique, challenging and carries high expectations for students. Students who ch ... [+]

The Telfer Ph.D. in Management is designed the shape visionary, influential thinkers who have a positive impact on the lives of people, organizations, and communities through their research. Our students work on their research in collaboration with internationally renowned professors. We share with our students the expertise of our researchers, their extensive networks, and their partnerships with organizations in local, national, and international business communities. Our mission is to consistently maintain high-quality research networks – and to put our students at the center of everything. The Telfer Ph.D. offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of five fields:

Accounting and Control Entrepreneurship Finance Health Systems Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources ... [-]
Canada Ottawa
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Telfer School of Management

Multidisciplinary, holistic and forward-looking, the Telfer Ph.D. in Management program is unique, challenging and carries high expectations for students. Students who ch ... [+]

The Telfer Ph.D. in Management is designed the shape visionary, influential thinkers who have a positive impact on the lives of people, organizations, and communities through their research. Our students work on their research in collaboration with internationally renowned professors. We share with our students the expertise of our researchers, their extensive networks, and their partnerships with organizations in local, national, and international business communities. Our mission is to consistently maintain high-quality research networks – and to put our students at the center of everything. The Telfer Ph.D. offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of five fields:

Accounting and Control Entrepreneurship Finance Health Systems Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources ... [-]
Canada Ottawa
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Telfer School of Management

Multidisciplinary, holistic and forward-looking, the Telfer Ph.D. in Management program is unique, challenging and carries high expectations for students. In the Accounti ... [+]

The Telfer Ph.D. in Management is designed the shape visionary, influential thinkers who have a positive impact on the lives of people, organizations, and communities through their research. Our students work on their research in collaboration with internationally renowned professors. We share with our students the expertise of our researchers, their extensive networks, and their partnerships with organizations in local, national, and international business communities. Our mission is to consistently maintain high-quality research networks – and to put our students at the center of everything. The Telfer Ph.D. offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of five fields:

Accounting and Control Entrepreneurship Finance Health Systems Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources ... [-]
Canada Ottawa
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Nipissing University

Grounded in the context of a post-modern society, and recognizing the importance of multiple perspectives, this Ph.D. program in Educational Sustainability will prepare s ... [+]

PhD in Education (Educational Sustainability)

Grounded in the context of a post-modern society, and recognizing the importance of multiple perspectives, this Ph.D. program in Educational Sustainability will prepare students from a variety of fields, such as education, health, social work, social justice and administrative leadership, for sustainable educational practices in the 21st century.

By sustainable practice, we mean conducting research, teaching, and learning across disciplines, cultures, and nationalities and embracing a global vision of education that develops self-knowledge and an understanding that the relationship of the self to people, to nature, and to the designed environment is fundamental in becoming an educated person. Educational Sustainability means that within the program students and faculty members will be asking questions that take into account the social context in which we live, and consider the ways in which the world is interrelated. The purpose is to build capacity to meet the needs of present and future academics and professionals working in various social science fields who will leave the program prepared to move beyond the status quo of 20th century standard practice to create real and virtual educational environments where active learning and multiple perspectives are the foundations of individual and institutional action. The degree is designed for educators within the school system, and within the professions more generally, who will become engaged citizens who can think critically and are prepared to accept individual responsibility for the well-being of society.... [-]

Canada Toronto
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Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria

The Ph.D. program in International Management & Organization is designed to develop an individual’s competence in research as well as in teaching to prepare candidate ... [+]

PhD program in International Management & Organization

The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business' PhD program in International Management & Organization offers outstanding students the opportunity to develop the skills and capabilities to enable them to contribute to the cutting edge of management thought. Challenging and stimulating, the program is designed to develop an individual’s competence in research as well as in teaching to prepare candidates for a productive academic career.

Our PhD program in International Management and Organization is closely tied to the established vision and strategy of the Gustavson School of Business, which emphasizes an international, integrated, innovative, and socially responsible/sustainable approach to education. Graduates of our PhD program will be trained in management theory and methodology to create insights that are publishable in the world’s top academic management journals. PhD students will learn about the latest advances in the international business theory and practice through core courses and will also be able to tailor their education through electives.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
English
Full time
4 years
Campus
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University of Lethbridge

The Ph.D. program is a four-year program. The format for the degree consists of coursework and a thesis. The student must pass a written and an oral comprehensive examina ... [+]

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The Ph.D. program is a four-year program. The format for the degree consists of coursework and a thesis. The student must pass a written and an oral comprehensive examination within the first two years of the program.

The thesis is the most significant component of work towards the degree and involves original research. The first step for any prospective student is to select a potential supervisor and in consultation with the supervisor, organize a research plan including a possible thesis topic, before admission to the program. Faculty research interests are a critical factor in this preliminary decision.

The department is attempting to expand and strengthen its research activities and graduate students will play an important role in this endeavor. Almost all faculty members in the department receive external or internal funding to support their research programs.... [-]

Canada Lethbridge
September 2019
English
Full time
48 months
Campus
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University of Lethbridge

Concentrations of the program: behavioural neuroscience, cell and molecular neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neuroimaging, neuropsycholog ... [+]

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Concentrations Behavioural neuroscience Cell and molecular neuroscience Cognitive neuroscience Computational neuroscience Neuroimaging Neuropsychology [-]
Canada Lethbridge
September 2019
English
Full time
48 months
Campus
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University of Lethbridge

The Ph.D. in Evolution and Behaviour is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the following ... [+]

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The Ph.D. in Evolution and Behaviour is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the following contributing departments/areas: Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, and Psychology.

Research in this program focuses on the evolutionary processes responsible for shaping functionally organized behaviors in a wide variety of organisms. The research targets a range of different behaviors that address the critical life challenges facing these organisms, such as finding food and avoiding predators, attracting and selecting mates, rearing offspring, and negotiating extended networks of social relationships. The emphasis of the research is to examine the potential adaptive basis of different behaviour patterns and understand the underlying genetic, anatomical, physiological, and psychological mechanisms that guide them and their interactions with environmental processes.... [-]

Canada Lethbridge
September 2019
English
Full time
48 months
Campus
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University of Lethbridge

The Ph.D. in Earth, Space, and Physical is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the follow ... [+]

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The Ph.D. in Earth, Space, and Physical is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the following contributing departments/areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geography, and Physics and Astronomy.

Research in this program focuses on the physical sciences, with an emphasis on understanding and predicting the behavior of complex systems. Areas of research include remote sensing, polymers, surface chemistry and physics, soft condensed matter, superconductors, neutral radical conductors, synthetic methods, earth systems science, and climate change and modeling. In their programs, researchers use a wide range of spectroscopic techniques and physical techniques, in combination with novel theoretical and computational approaches, to study a diverse range of complex systems. Graduates of this program are distinguished by their versatility, and by their integrated and comprehensive knowledge of mathematical and physical research tools.... [-]

Canada Lethbridge
September 2019
English
Full time
48 months
Campus
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University of Lethbridge

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Ph.D. program is interdisciplinary in nature and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment ... [+]

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The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Ph.D. program is interdisciplinary in nature and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, collaboration among a small group of students, within a team-based learning experience. The overall academic aims of the program are to emphasize social, cultural, and political thought and to inculcate the intellectual and practical tools needed to work successfully with community partners and agencies to facilitate social change. Students graduating from the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major are trained experts, who demonstrate a mosaic of professional skills (e.g., teaching, peer reviews, presentations, critical thinking, etc.) and research competencies. Graduates are capable of producing novel, relevant, and rigorous research that make significant and substantive contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge.... [-]

Canada Lethbridge
September 2019
English
48 months
Campus
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University of Lethbridge

The Ph.D. in Biosystems and Biodiversity is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the follo ... [+]

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The Ph.D. in Biosystems and Biodiversity is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the following contributing departments/areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Geography.

Research in this program emphasizes the interactions of organisms with both biotic and abiotic components of the environment. Areas of research include animal ecology, plant ecology, microbial ecology, parasitology, molecular systematics, biogeography, physiological ecology, remote sensing, environmental genetics, toxicology, developmental biology, phytochemistry, and plant physiology. In their programs, the researchers use a wide range of techniques to study a wide range of organisms, including animals, plants, bacteria, and fungi. Many research programs include a combination of laboratory and field studies.... [-]

Canada Lethbridge
September 2019
English
48 months
Campus
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University of Lethbridge

The PhD in Biomolecular Science is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the following cont ... [+]

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The Ph.D. in Biomolecular Science is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the following contributing departments/areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics and Astronomy.

Biomolecular science is a multidisciplinary program that combines elements of traditional biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, molecular biology, and molecular genetics. Research in this program is aimed at studying biological processes, organisms, and systems at the molecular level, and applying this research to problems in agriculture, biotechnology, and medicine. Potential individual research programs include the structure and function of proteins at atomic resolution by NMR and X-ray crystallography, the activity of biologically significant enzymes, the regulation of metabolic, stress-related and developmental pathways, and the mechanisms of pathogenicity.... [-]

Canada Lethbridge
September 2019
English
Full time
48 months
Campus
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University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

SCARP is interested in attracting students to its Ph.D. program who are interested in topics broadly related to the transition to sustainability through the democratizati ... [+]

SCARP is interested in attracting students to its Ph.D. program who are interested in topics broadly related to the transition to sustainability through the democratization of planning approaches. Under this broad umbrella, our faculty have diverse interests, ranging from sustainable transportation studies to disaster preparedness, community development and social planning, poverty alleviation at home and abroad, negotiation and mediation of land and resource conflicts, the ecological footprint, risk analysis, managing multicultural cities and regions, cross-cultural and indigenous planning, community based urban design, urbanization and its challenges in East and Southeast Asia to name just a few of our faculty's research interests. Our research approach is inherently interdisciplinary and spans qualitative and quantitative methodologies.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2020
English
Full time
4 years
Campus
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