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Grade 9-12

A DiPherent Kind of Doctor: What is a PhD program and How to Get There

by Sam K. | Academic Consulting/Coaching FREE

6 Lessons 46:42
  1. 1. Introduction 1:04
  2. 2. How do I Apply to a PhD Program? 6:32
  3. 3. What are PhD Programs? 15:25
  4. 4. What do I Need to Apply to a PhD Program? 5:05
  5. 5. What Does The Timeline Look Like? 7:42
  6. 6. Mistakes to Look Out For 10:54

Grade 9-12


NGSS Standards



About the course

Not all doctors are equipped to take your temperature or perform surgery. Many other doctors are academics, researchers, advisers, professors, and other leaders in their fields who obtained a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). This Gooroo course will go through what is a PhD, common jobs for PhD graduates, and weighing the pros and cons of going for this graduate degree. Additionally, we'll cover what you need to apply and how to apply to a PhD program. Lastly, we'll run through the timeline as well as resources and tips to look out for in the PhD application process. Hopefully, by the end of the course you'll be on your way to becoming a doctor and know the real doctor diPherence!


  • Admissions
  • Applications
  • Career Growth
  • Education
  • PhD


I have worked for the past three years as a college adviser helping high school students with the college admissions process. During this time, I helped students with their college essays, SAT/ACT prep, and their college applications. I have also helped tutor peers in college and high school as well as led a middle school mentoring program. I joined Gooroo to make a number of subjects in high school more accessible and easier to understand for all students. I am excited to help students with the college application process as well as math and science subjects so they can achieve their goals and grow individually.

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