The US boasts of having some of the finest and reputable universities and colleges in the world. Certificates and accreditation from these institutions are universally accepted and respected. Students who wish to further study in USA after their master's degree program can start their PhD in USA which usually takes 3 to 6 years depending on the course of study. However, there are some special cases where the student can apply directly for a Doctorate in Philosophy degree program without getting through a master's degree program, depending on the student’s performance and the University’s recommendation.

Popular Universities in the US:

  • Harvard University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Illinois
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Michigan
  • Penn State University
  • University of Washington
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Florida
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Houston
  • Cornell University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Popular Colleges in the US:

  • Houston Community College
  • Williams College
  • Amherst College
  • Pomona College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Davidson College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Wellesley College

Popular Courses in the US:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bio Engineering
  • Paper Science and Engineering 
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Applied Physics
  • Building Construction
  • Computer Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Management
  • Agriculture
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Art History
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Economics
  • Finance and Real Estate
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Statistics
  • Accounting
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminology, Law, and Society


To be eligible to study PhD in US, the students is required to fulfill the following requirements to Study in USA:

  • Complete their master's degree program in a field that is related and relevant to their course, except in few special cases where the student performs remarkably and is recommended by the University.
  • Provide full academic transcript
  • Obtain authentic academic  references
  • Provide detailed personal statements
  • Proof of clean criminal records
  • Proof of having good English Language proficiency, preferably TOEFL, CAE or IELTS results

Fee Structure:

  • The fee structure for a Doctorate in Philosophy degree in the US differs from one academic institution to another, but it usually falls within the range of $10,000 to $40,000 per year.
  • Currently, the US Student Visa Application Fee is $160.

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