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PhD vs DSc

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MacGyver, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. MacGyver

    MacGyver Banned Banned

    Aug 8, 2001
    One of hte programs I'm looking at is WashU for MD/PhD.

    I want to do bioengineering. I was looking at their website and they give out something called a DSc (Doctor of Sciences?) degree instead of a PhD.

    Are these degrees equivalent or would the Dsc be looked down on or be treated differently than a PhD?
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  3. imtiaz

    imtiaz i cant translate stupid Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jul 26, 2000
    New York, NY
    One of the professors at my school is a DsC. Shes still called "dr." and treated just like a PhD, there is no difference.
  4. Sonya

    Sonya Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    I go to washu in bioengineering department (you have any specifics questions on the program, pm me). lot of our profs our DSc. to the best of my knowledge there's now difference

  5. warpath

    warpath Officer Cadet 7+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2001
    Its funny you should be worried about a DSc being looked down upon. A DSc is actually higher than a PhD. It seems few schools offer DSc in the States. Here's what I found at the University of Western Australia website:

    Doctor of Science

    The degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) is of a higher standing than either the master's degree or the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and may be awarded by the Faculty for independent and original work. A qualifying period of ten years after completion of a first degree is required. Graduates of other universities may, under special conditions, submit work for the degree - see General Regulations 56 to 63 in the Interfaculty Handbook.
  6. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    I'm moving this to the "Everyone" forum, where it seems more appropriate.

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