Ph.D is the abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy. Ph.D is from the Latin word doctor philosophiae. Doctor of philosophy is the highest university degree for someone who has done an advanced study in the University. The highest university award is issued by universities in most English speaking countries.
Ph.Ds are awarded for programs in any area of academic field, meaning it is not something particular to a course of study. Those who are seeking to be awarded with the highest university degree are required to carry out more researches in areas that have not been so much researched on so as to increase and expand the boundaries of knowledge. Those who have been awarded with Ph.D are considered to be highly knowledgeable and intelligent. Their findings are always in form of Thesis. After which they will be required to defend their findings in the presence of experts in the respective fields.
Ph.D. is not a word. It is an abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy, the top post-graduate degree award in an academic subject. It is usually written Ph.D. after someone's name. Those not in academia can find the abbreviation confusing because it may follow the name of an engineer or a medieval historian or a linguist, none of whom may have studied more than a smattering of philosophy.
However, it relates to the originality of the written dissertation as compared with the essays and examination answers produced for a Bachelor's degree. These relate to the acquired knowledge of the subject gained by the reading of others' work. This is also true of the Ph.D. candidate, but he or she has gone further and extended knowledge of the subject - added to it.
Y. Dawne, Content Blogger, Diploma in Journalism, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Answered May 10, 2019
A PhD is often given to a person who has a doctorate in different types of degree. For example, someone may have a Ph.D. in theology or a Ph.D. in Philosophy. This can be applied to anyone who has gotten a degree as long as it is not medicine. This is known to be a very high academic degree and it would take a lot of effort before a person can get this.
People who want to get a Ph.D. should study for four years and they should come up with a study that is related to their Ph.D. that has never been done before. This explains why not a lot of people would choose to get this type of academic degree.