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She is a research scientist who earned her Ph.D in physics.
  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
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Ph.D doctor of philosophy research doctorate
Strongly Associated with:   bachelor`s degree, master`s degree, associate`s degree
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The Ph.D is a research doctorate degree. It is officially a doctorate of philosophy; though it may be earned by people who study physics, engineering, education, or many other disciplines. Research doctorates are distinct from professional doctorates such as law, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine.
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  • She is a research scientist who earned her Ph.D in physics.
  • "He has a Ph.D. —" started Helen.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • And I got my Ph.D. from Yale.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • It would be nice if somebody, maybe a Ph.D. candidate on the loose, did a little something for Morgenstern’s reputation, because, believe me, if being ignored is suffering, the guy has suffered.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride

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  • "He’s a Ph.D. several times over."
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • 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
  • "I am the Dr. Meescham who is the doctor of philosophy," said the voice.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • 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
  • It was one of "Tuesdays with Morrie" By Mitch Albom 32 Morrie’s first jobs after plowing through a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Our own dad had used his Ph.D. in Egyptology as a cover to gain access to artifacts.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire

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  • As a Ph.D. student, he’d used HeLa to help develop something called fluorescence in situ hybridization, otherwise known as FISH, a technique for painting chromosomes with multicolored fluorescent dyes that shine bright under ultraviolet light.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • 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
  • After a quick good morning, Thomas Washington, a handsome, young black grad student who’s a Ph.D. candidate at MIT, starts ripping across the blackboard.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • "I was doing my Ph.D. at the University of Texas," Price said.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • K.G. Borgrand, Ph.D. NIH RESULTS OF ODD MAN STUDY: The study concluded that married individuals performed differently from single individuals on several parameters of the test.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Charlie got his Ph.D. in sociology at Princeton.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • 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
  • A.B M.A Ph.D ABMAPHID!
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Jerene was a student, working toward her Ph.D. in education, and Dempsey had found a poorly paying, uninspiring job working long hours in the basement of the state capital, on creditor/debtor legislation, so money was tighter than ever for the Mortensons.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • 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
  • He had graduated from Harvard Medical School and also had a Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • In a year you’ll know more than a Ph.D. in biochemistry.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • 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
  • Shortly after her husband, Malek, had received his Ph.D. in California, his father had died.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • "My son has been living abroad for two years," the man’s father said, "earning a Ph.D. in Boston, researching in the field of fiber optics."
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • 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
  • Well, I was wondering because, if you aren’t busy Saturday, I thought maybe we could"" But then Mrs. Hill came in and made us all fill out questionnaires for the Ph.D. she’s doing on urban youth violence, even though Lilly complained that we’re hardly qualified to comment, seeing as how the only youth violence any of us had ever experienced was when there was a sale on relaxed fit jeans at the Gap on Madison Avenue.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • He was a Bachelor of Arts of Blodgett College, and a Doctor of Philosophy in economics of Yale.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Like all upper-grade Espers, Lincoln Powell, Ph.D. 1, lived in a private house.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Emile Luzan, Ph.D. I was one of his patients.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • The dairy man had a Ph.D. in mathematics, and he must have had some training in philosophy.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • He had a master’s in aeronautical engineering and a Ph.D. in astrophysics.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • He didn’t let him pursue a Ph.D. He summoned him back to be a provincial administrator.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • 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
  • I have a Ph.D. in chemistry.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Sincerely, Joyce Reardon, P.P.A., M.D., Ph.D. The following are excerpts taken from Ellen Rimbauer’s diary, dated 1907-1928.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • 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
  • His family moved to the United States at the beginning of World War II, and Simon went on to earn a Harvard Ph.D. in English and comparative literature.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Then, when Julia suddenly upped and ran off with the professor supervising her Ph.D. (she was a dark horse, that one), Suze suggested I move in with her.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • I dove into my experiments and published them quickly, culminating in an article that made the cover of Science magazine, and I received my Ph.D. from Harvard in 2004.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • By then my father had a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from Princeton, and my parents moved to Durham, North Carolina, where he held down his first academic job at Duke University.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Then I find myself telling him—this stranger who is buying me dinner—my concerns about how if I go ahead and go with Shari to New York, she is going to ditch me eventually to go live with her boyfriend, since Chaz is going to be heading off to NYU to get a Ph.D. in philosophy, and then I’ll have to room with total strangers.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • Of course my work—I’m taking my Doctor of Philosophy degree in English—" She made it sound as though she were taking her earldom—"it’s rather dry and detached.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • As the political scientist John J. Dilulio Jr. later commented, "Apparently, it takes a Ph.D. in criminology to doubt that keeping dangerous criminals incarcerated cuts crime.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Then came the possibility of Ralph’s finishing his Ph.D. after all.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • —I’m no Ph.D. like Littlefield, and no poet, and I haven’t anything to spring!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • His first Ph.D. was from NYU, followed by MIT and Stanford.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • A Ph.D. "But, well, he was born here," she finished.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • I’m to write and tell you that you have your Whole Life Before You and that it’s Criminal if you don’t go after your Ph.D. before you go in for the actor’s life in a big way.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Barely tall enough, and not much hair, some of it white, but he spoke Shanghainese and had a Ph.D. "I don’t know," said Helen at first.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Ph.D [3] , bachelor’s degree [5] , master’s degree [4] , associate’s degree [8] , master’s degree [4] , bachelor’s degree [5] , associate’s degree [8]
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