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Doctor of Philosophy

The degree of doctor of philosophy, introduced to this country by Yale in 1861, is the highest degree offered in American education. It is conferred in recognition of, first, marked ability and scholarship in a broad field of learning and, second, distinguished critical or creative achievement within a special area of the general field. The special area forms the subject of the student`s doctoral dissertation.


 
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