About Doctoral Degrees at UGA

The University of Georgia Graduate School offers more than 250 graduate degree programs. The Doctor of Philosophy is offered in 86 disciplines, the Master of Arts in 35 disciplines, and the Master of Science in 50 disciplines. Professional doctoral degrees are offered in education, music, and public health, and professional master’s degrees are available in 32 areas.

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Doctor of Education (EdD)

This degree provides advanced professional training for careers in teaching, administration, and other educational services. The degree is offered in the following fields of education: adult education, art education, educational leadership, educational psychology, higher education, mathematics education, music education, science education, special education, and workforce education. Specialization in research training and in subject fields appropriate to elementary, secondary, and college teaching is provided.

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

The program of study leading to the Doctor of Musical Arts degree provides advanced professional, academic, and research preparation for music careers in teaching, performing, composing, and conducting. Major concentrations are offered in music education, performance, composition, and choral conducting. The School of Music should be contacted regarding applied music options available within the performance area.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The University established this degree for the purpose of providing properly qualified students with the opportunity to pursue research and other scholarly activities beyond the point that is possible in programs for the master’s degree.

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program is an advanced professional degree in public health. The DrPH program aims to prepare graduates to advance the public’s health through the integration of core public health knowledge, application of analytical skills in leadership and practice, and utilization of public health research methodology to the complex practical problems in public health practice.


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