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Types of Doctorates

Doctor of Laws (Juris Utrisque Doctor
Doctor of Laws (Juris Utrisque Doctor

A Doctor of Laws degree is the highest level of law degree that is offered in the United States. The Doctor of Laws degree falls into four general categories including a Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of Jurisprudence, Doctor of Philosophy, and a Doctor of Comparative Law.

Doctor of Natural Sciences (Rerum Naturalium Doctor
Doctor of Natural Sciences (Rerum Naturalium Doctor

The Doctor of Science research degree is earned with the formal dissertation defense and approval of a committee on the basis of original research and publications, and it is awarded predominantly in doctoral-level science programs, such as engineering, medical and health sciences, and health economics.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharmaciæ Doctor – PharmDr)
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharmaciæ Doctor – PharmDr)

A Doctor of Pharmacy is a professional doctorate in pharmacy. In some countries, it is a first professional degree, and a prerequisite for licensing to exercise the profession of pharmacist.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Doktor Filozofie – PhDr)
Doctor of Philosophy (Doktor Filozofie – PhDr)

List of doctoral degrees awarded by country ... are considered as professional doctorates comparable to the US Doctor of ... of philosophy (Doktor filozofie – PhDr.)

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