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Definition a research doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation; the highest degree awarded in universities in many fields of study
  • She is a research scientist who earned her Ph.D in physics.
Ph.D = a research doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation; the highest degree awarded in universities in many fields of study
  • "He has a Ph.D. —" started Helen.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Ph.D = a research doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation; the highest degree awarded in universities in many fields of study
  • And I got my Ph.D. from Yale.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • Ph.D = the highest degree awarded in universities in many fields of study
  • In a year you'll know more than a Ph.D. in biochemistry.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • A third path appeared when he decided to move on from Bozeman toward the Ph.D. degree he needed to continue University teaching.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Shortly after her husband, Malek, had received his Ph.D. in California, his father had died.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • The girl had taken the Ph.D. in philosophy and this left Mrs. Hopewell at a complete loss.
    Flannery O'Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Kate and I had talked about the fact that he was a doctor after all, though a doctor of philosophy.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Charlie got his Ph.D. in sociology at Princeton.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Two days later, "There is no question /but/ that" appeared in a letter by John Lee Coulter, A.M., Ph.D., dean of West Virginia University.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • They decide they will travel that summer, when school is out for Eric and Pari can take a brief hiatus from her Ph.D. work.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "I am the Dr. Meescham who is the doctor of philosophy," said the voice.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • I have a Ph.D. in chemistry.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • The Ph.D. had to walk just as far to get food, water or rest-room facilities as the illiterate, and he could be turned away with the same base discourtesy.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • In 1982, Allan started a Ph.D. in elementary education, but did about half his course work in the computer science department.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • He didn't let him pursue a Ph.D. He summoned him back to be a provincial administrator.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • She doesn't say what she'd like you to get the Ph.D. in, but I assume Math rather than Greek, you dirty little bookworm.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • The time before I quit the University, just a few months before I was supposed to finish my dissertation for the Ph.D. in American History.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • "He's a Ph.D. several times over."
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • "I was doing my Ph.D. at the University of Texas," Price said.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point

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