doctorate doctorate  /ˈdɑk tə rət/


  • (n) one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university


  1. Piaget was launched on a path that would lead to his doctorate in zoology and a lifelong conviction that the way to understand anything is to understand how it evolves.
  2. Father Chaman has a doctorate in engineering, and won a Presidential award for his work in getting water to African villages.
  3. With a doctorate in physics from the University of Western Ontario, she has been a teacher, an ecologist, an activist, a feminist and an organic farmer.


  1. Plano resident one of 30 selected for Van Cliburn competition

    Photo courtesy of Texas Women's University -- Plano resident Andrew McDonald competed in the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition May 24-30. His musical career has taken him as far as Japan and earned him distinctions such as a doctorate in music from the Julliard School.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Plano Courier


    EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from Boston College , 1968; juris doctorate from Boston College Law School, 1972. CAREER: Markey served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1973 to 1977. He entered Congress in 1977, where he represents the state's 5th Congressional District.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

  3. Photo: Derek O’Dell earns doctorate in veterinary medicine

    Derek O’Dell graduated in May from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. O’Dell received the Novartis Small Animal Surgical Excellence and Compassionate Care awards at the spring 2013 Awards Ceremony. He was also president of Omega Tau Sigma, which encourages and fosters the development of well-rounded, ethical [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

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  1. "I am 32 and I suppose I could have gone on for a few more years," Lewsey told the weekly newspaper. "But Vanessa (his wife) is finishing her doctorate, you have to think about real life and responsibility, the possibility of a family."
    on Apr 4, 2009 By: Josh Lewsey Source: AFP

  2. "If you give Clinton the same doctorate you gave me, I will be forced to burn (my degree) on the air," said Colbert, who plays a caricature of a conservative pundit on his show.
    on Jan 24, 2007 By: Stephen Colbert Source: FOXNews

  3. On the honour, Jarvis says: "It is great to receive an Honorary Doctorate from a university in my home town, and the fact that I have also studied at the University makes it extra special. Sheffield Hallam started my career in two ways - firstly as...
    on Oct 12, 2009 By: Jarvis Cocker Source:

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