6th December 2019


What do the initials PhD stand for?

Ph.D. stands for Doctor of Philosophy. A Ph.D. is the terminal degree for many subjects in the United States.

Similarly one may ask, what is a PhD course?

A PhD is a globally recognized postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities and higher education institutions to a candidate who has submitted a thesis or dissertation, based on extensive and original research in their chosen field.

Are you a doctor if you have a PhD?

Anyone smart enough to have a PhD knows the difference. I would not want a PhD doing my surgery, nor an MD teaching me philosophy. It's not an easy question to answer. Ph.D's who are professors are just called "professor," and research assistants with a Ph.D are called "doctor" by secretaries and students.
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