The Differences between Doctor Degree and PhD

The Difference Between Doctorate Degree & Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D Degree at Rudolph Kwanue University RKU and Grace International Bible University GIBU.

By Bishop Prof. Rudolph Q. Kwanue, PhD.

Every University has it’s own standard in conferring degree titles.

At GIBU & RKU, Ph.D is referred to as Doctor of Philosophy which is only acquired by research in project for two years or 18 months after receiving a doctorate degree.

Ph.D is a gateway to obtaining a senior professorship license at Grace International Bible University and Rudolph Kwanue University.

The doctor of philosophy program can be given to those who seeks to produce knowledgeable through research work and become a professor in a particular field of study. Students must earn 60 + assigned research credit and 10 credit dissertation equal to 70 credit hours.

Whereas, Dr. is referred to as Doctor degree.

This degree is a higher level of achievement that graduates earn after earning their master’s degree. At this level, they have reached a specific level to help apply the knowledge that has been produced by the lover of knowledge (Ph.D) or philosophy through research work.
Doctorate degree recipient work towards a complete 70 credit hours, 60 credit hours and 10 plus dessertation equal to 70 academic credit hours. This program goes for two years or 18 months after completing your master degree.
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Higher education has long made a distinction between those who are experts in producing knowledge. The Ph.D holder is a lover of knowledge while the Dr. degree holder is one who is an expert in using such knowledge.

In response to demands from students and employers, institutions of higher learning have developed professional doctorates, for example, the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and Doctor of Education (D. Ed).

The essential difference between a Ph.D and a professional doctorate degree is that the possessor of a Ph.D has demonstrated the ability to use research skills to create original knowledge that contributes to the research theory in a particular field of study, whereas the possessor of a professional doctorate has demonstrated the ability to evaluate, synthesize, and apply knowledge in a particular field of study.

Learners in professional doctorate programs may choose to write a Ph.D equivalent dissertation.

Who Should Enroll a Ph.D Program?

Someone who wants to make an original and significant contribution to a body of knowledge in a field of study and whose career goal is to teach at a university and become a licensed professor or do research works.

Who Should Enroll in a professional doctorate program ( i.e., DBA or D. Ed.)?
Someone who has an interest in the practical application of knowledge in a particular field and wants a career in a practical setting (such as a business or corporation, training institute, or a clinic or hospital).

In various fields of studies, you can choose between a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D) degree and a professional doctoral degree.

Professional doctoral degrees include the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctor of Education (D. Ed.), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), just to mention a few.

If you know you want a doctoral degree and have started your search, you might be asking.

On the other side, a Ph.D is an academic degree focused on original research, data analysis, and the evaluation of theory.

A professional doctorate focuses on applying research to practical problems, formulating solutions to complex issues, and designing effective professional practices within your field of endeavour.

Program Differences

A Ph.D is designed for college graduates who are interested in doing original and applied research that tests theory and adds to the existing knowledge in their particular field or discipline.

A Ph.D program can help you to learn how to:

• Analyze theories and concepts within your field.
• Evaluate the relevance of seminal, current, and emerging theories within your field.
• Assess identified gaps in the current research literature.
• Advance the body of knowledge in your field through original research.
• Communicate effectively to an academic audience and general stakeholders.