Doctor of Social Science

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The Doctor of Social Science degree is a higher qualification offered by select universities, which serves as a doctoral level qualification specifically relating to academic work in the field of social sciences.

Like the Ph.D., the DSocSci or DSSc is recognized[1] as a terminal research degree involving a substantial original thesis.

In North America, the only universities to offer a DSocSci is Royal Roads University in British Columbia, Canada and New Jersey City University in New Jersey, United States.


Provided by the National University of Luján[2][3]


Provided by the University of Queensland[4]


Provided by Royal Roads University[5]


Provided by the University of Tampere[6]

Holy See[edit]

Provided by the Pontifical Gregorian University.


The DSocSci is offered as a full-time qualification by:

United States[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

The DSocSci is offered as a full-time or part-time qualification by:


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  2. ^ PhD in Applied Sciences - NU of Lu
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-02-08. Doctorado en Ciencias Aplicadas
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