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How many years of college do you have to go through to receive your doctorate?


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February 07, 2009 8:01AM

A PhD, Doctorate of Philosophy, will usually take you about 8 years. It takes roughly 4 years to obtain a Bachelors Degree, then you go to Graduate School to obtain a PhD. Medical Doctors have a very similar path, instead of Graduate School, they go to Medical School or something like it, and can end up with either a M.D. (Medical Doctorate) or a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)