The US is the biggest and most popular destination for PhD study abroad. There are about 4,500 universities in the United States, of which ~1,500 award doctoral degrees. PhD programs in the US take 4-6 years to complete and can take longer if you are a part-time student. The programs are typically structured such that students spend the first 1-4 years on the coursework stage of their program and the last 2+ years working on their dissertation.

Whereas PhD candidates in other countries may start researching for their dissertation thesis right away, US candidates begin with attending taught classes and assessments, which culminate in a comprehensive exam. After passing the exam, US students will then devote their time to completing their dissertation.

EduEliteUSA works to help ensure that every student is able to apply for a program that meets your professional background, interest, work experience and ambitions. Missed the deadline? No problem! Some of our partner universities accept late applications and other universities implement a rolling admissions process. If you have missed the application deadline, please contact us for a solution.

Application requirements for U.S. PhD program:

  • Bachelor’s degree and associated school transcript
  • Master’s degree and associated school transcript (required for some programs)
  • GRE test scores
  • Application form
  • Application fee
  • Bank deposit certificate
  • Other documents necessary for application