Definition of doctorate
: the degree, title, or rank of a doctor
Recent Examples of doctorate from the Web
French did go to college and eventually earned his doctorate in comparative religion.
Last fall, Torres-Rodriguez was a Hartford assistant superintendent with a doctorate in educational leadership and a salary of $153,573.
Half had a bachelor’s or doctorate degree in mostly scientific fields.
Pay would top out at $68,223 for the most senior teachers with doctorate degrees — not including the $1,750 bonus.
Educated at University of Northern Iowa (bachelor’s and master’s) and Nova Southeastern University (doctorate in educational leadership).
Chongqing’s Zhang, 52, who led China North Industries Group Corp. and holds a doctorate in economics, oversaw the signing of 10 commercial deals with Singapore to boost cooperation in aviation and information technology.
Daniel T. Barry: master’s in engineering and master’s and doctorate of philosophy in electrical engineering/computer science from Princeton; flew on Endeavour and Discovery.
Rosson holds bachelor’s degree in communication and master’s degree in education from the University of Southern California, and a doctorate of education in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne.
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Definition of doctorate for English Language Learners
: the highest degree that is given by a university
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