A doctorate is the highest level of academic degree awarded by universities, and can take anywhere from three to eight years (or more) to complete. Some doctoral programs require students to already have a master’s before enrolling, while others can be started directly after completion of undergraduate study. There are many different types of doctoral degrees, but the most common is the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Depending on the specific degree awarded, earning a doctorate can qualify graduates to teach at the university level, or work in a position that requires extensive training and education.
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The students seeking admission in Doctorate program are required to fulfill any one of the following minimum requirements:A Doctorate s degree or equivalent
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1) Celebrities are given honorary degrees all the time, generally because of their celebrity status and not because they completed any study or demonstrated any proficiency. Here’s a short list. Note that honorary degrees are not the same as “actual” degrees, though the titles (doctorate, Ph.D, master’s) are the same.
2) Degrees are great, but if anyone assumes you know what you’re talking about because you have a degree, they should probably think again. This classic comedy sketch illustrates how useless college degrees can be. (Of course, that’s in reference to undergraduate degrees, which we also offer)
3) In many ways, higher education is not what it once was. Costs have risen much higher than inflation, while the value of a degree has dropped. In today’s information economy, smart people are often better served by acquiring computer skills and entering the job or entrepreneurial markets right away. That’s not to say that university education is valueless, only that it may be time for some things to change. We’re playing with the possibilities.
4) With your help, we’re hoping to build an alternative approach to education and thought. By making it easy, fun and rewarding, we’re hoping to raise interest and awareness.
5) It doesn’t hurt anyone and it’s fun to be able to call yourself a doctor (as many other famous people have done) without having to slog through years of study. No respectable institution is going to offer you a job based on one of our degrees, however. But it might inspire you and others to look at the world in a new and different way.