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 Enrolment 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.

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.

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...

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.

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 Social Sciences

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Part time 4 years January 2020 Canada Victoria

The Doctor of Social Sciences program is the first degree of its kind in North America. It approaches the study of complex, real-world problems within an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary framework. The program design brings the research intensity of a traditional doctorate to an applied, professional focus.

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management (Ph.D.)

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

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), the M.S., Ph.D., and certificate programs in Engineering Management are designed to prepare technical managers who need a broad education in order to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors.

PhD in Computer Science (DCC)

Tecnológico de Monterrey - ITESM
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 Mexico Monterrey

PhD in Computer Science is aimed at professionals with Masters degree in areas of computer science, engineering and exact sciences mainly interested in conducting high-impact research to contribute to the knowledge of any of the specialty areas of Computer Science.

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.

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 Materials Science and Engineering

University of North Texas College of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 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.

PhD and MS in Marine, Atmospheric, and Geosciences

University of Miami Rosenstiel School
Campus Full time August 2020 USA Miami

We offer PH.D. and M.S. degrees in 6 programs: atmospheric Sciences, Marine Biology and Ecology, Marine Ecosystems and Society, Marine Geosciences, Meteorology, and Physical Oceanography, and Ocean Sciences. We offer highly competitive stipend rates, tuition, and health insurance coverage for our incoming Ph.D. students as part of a fully-funded 5-year Graduate Assistantship.

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 Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Gratz College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 5 years September 2019 USA Philadelphia

The Doctor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Gratz College is designed for students already holding a graduate degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, history, or another related discipline. Doctoral students will engage in a meta-study of genocide to understand the phenomenon from a comprehensive range of academic approaches—historical, sociological, geographical, psychological, legal, theological and scientific—to inform their dissertations while reviewing the significant literature and conducting in-depth original research in the field.