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Types of Doctorate Degrees

According to Wikipedia the following doctorate degrees are offered by various institutions:

Types of DoctoratesResearch Oriented DoctoratesWhile the Ph.D. is the most common doctoral degree, and even often (mis)understood to be synonymous with the term “doctorate”, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) recognize numerous doctoral degrees as equivalent, and do not discriminate among them:
Doctor of Arts (D.A.) Doctor of Architecture (D.Arch.)
Doctor of Applied Science (D.A.S.)
Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)
Doctor of Chemistry (D.Chem.)
Doctor of Criminal Justice (D.C.J.)
Doctor of Comparative Law/Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.)
Doctor of Computer Science (D.C.S.)
Doctor of Criminology (D.Crim.)
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Doctor of Environmental Design (D.E.D.)
Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.)
Doctor of Environmental Science and Engineering (D.Env.)
Doctor of Engineering Science (D.E.Sc./Sc.D.E.)
Doctor of Forestry (D.F.)
Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A.)
Doctor of Geological Science (D.G.S.)
Doctor of Hebrew Literature/Doctor of Hebrew Letters (D.H.L.)
Doctor of Health and Safety (D.H.S.)
Doctor of Hebrew Studies (D.H.S.)
Doctor of Industrial Technology (D.I.T.)
Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.)
Doctor of Liberal Studies (D.L.S.)
Doctor of Library Science (D.L.S.)
Doctor of Music (D.Mus, Mus. Doc.)
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A., A.Mus.D.)
Doctor of Musical Education (D.M.E.)
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min./D.M.)
Doctor of Modern Languages (D.M.L.)
Doctor of Music Ministry (D.M.M.)
Doctor of Medical Science (D.M.Sc.)
Doctor of Nursing Science (D.N.Sc.)
Doctor of Public Administration (D.P.A.)
Doctor of Physical Education (D.P.E.)
Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.)
Doctor of Professional Studies (D.Prof./D.P.S.)
Doctor of Design (Dr.DES.)
Doctor of Religious Education (D.R.E.)
Doctor of Recreation (D.Rec./D.R.)
Doctor of Science (D.Sc./Sc.D.)
Doctor of Science in Dentistry (D.Sc.D.)
Doctor of Science and Hygiene (D.Sc.H.)
Doctor of Science in Veterinary Medicine (D.Sc.V.M.)
Doctor of Sacred Music (D.S.M.)
Doctor of Social Science (D.S.Sc.)
Doctor of Social Work (D.S.W.)
Doctor of Canon Law (J.C.D.)
Doctor of the Science of Law (L.Sc.D.)
Doctor of Rehabilitation (Rh.D.)
Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.)
Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) [edit]

Professional Doctorates (also called First Professional Degrees)
Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)
Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
Juris Doctor/Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership (D.M.)
Doctor of Medicine/Medicinæ Doctor (M.D.)
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)
Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.)
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
Doctor of Optometry/Optometry Doctor (O.D.) Doctor of Occupational Therapy (D.O.T.)


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