A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, Ph.D., or DPhil) is a type of doctoral degree awarded by universities in many countries.
These degrees are awarded for a wide range of programs in the sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, etc.), engineering, and humanities (e.g., history, geography, literature, musicology, etc.), among others.
Individuals with an earned doctorate can use the title of “Doctor” with their name and use the post-nominal letters “Ph.D.”, “PhD” or “DPhil”.
Want a PhD? These countries produce the most doctoral graduates.
Australia 8,000 PhDs
Italy 11,000 PhDs
Spain 11,000 PhDs
South Korea 13,000 PhDs
France 14,000 PhDs
Japan 16,000 PhDs
India 24,000 PhDs
United Kingdom 25,000 PhDs
Germany 28,000 PhDs
United States 67,000 PhDs
Learn more in this video from the World Economic Forum.