doctorate

noun
doc·​tor·​ate | \ˈdäk-t(ə-)rət \

Definition of doctorate 

: the degree, title, or rank of a doctor

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Stenglein, who has a doctorate in wildlife ecology from UW, splits her time at the DNR managing Snapshot Wisconsin and serving as a deer research scientist. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Snapshot Wisconsin trail cam project poised to go statewide," 6 July 2018 Bentz has a doctorate in nuclear engineering, and has spent three previous stints on the NSC staff dealing with nuclear policy. John Hudson, Washington Post, "Key nuclear expert departs White House as North Korea negotiations loom," 20 June 2018 Lee, 46, has a doctorate in art history from Columbia University, as well as her undergraduate and master’s degrees from there. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "New chief curator for Harvard Art Museums," 14 June 2018 Corshai Williams, 22, doesn’t yet have a doctorate. Liz Bowie, baltimoresun.com, "From West Baltimore to MIT: 'I think I am just transitioning out of survival mode'," 5 June 2018 Last week, short-selling activist fund Blue Orca accused Tainwala of claiming to have a doctorate in business administration. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Samsonite CEO Ramesh Tainwala Is Out After Being Accused of Padding His Resume," 1 June 2018 Long history of questions Aronstein, who has a doctorate in materials science, has lectured at universities and served as an expert witness in U.S. and Canadian court cases. Elisabeth Leamy, ajc, "This circuit breaker is still in homes despite safety concerns," 10 May 2018 His resume already included bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from the University of Dayton, alongside a doctorate in the field from the University of Miami. Alison Kuznitz, courant.com, "A Visionary Leader, President John Lahey Casts His Final Shadow On Quinnipiac University," 2 July 2018 After completing her computer engineering doctorate at a prestigious university in China, Gu Junli headed to Silicon Valley. Li Yuan, WSJ, "China Mines Silicon Valley for Tech Talent," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of doctorate

1570, in the meaning defined above

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doctorate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of doctorate

: the highest degree that is given by a university

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