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Ph.D. by research is one of the most advanced degrees in graduate education containing synchronized research and education activities. The purpose of this program is to train professionals who are capable of working toward sustainable development and can promote knowledge exchange and scientific levels at universities and research centers through orientation of latest research methodologies and bases.

Moreover, it provides graduates with the opportunity to obtain knowledge and skill using creativity and purposeful research on a specific subject matter. Training is a means of obviating students' educational requirement in order to achieve the programmed intended goals.

This program includes master of philosophy (M.Phil.) and Ph.D. by research courses that the former duration is one year and the latter lasts up to three years, although in essential cases after obtaining the affirmative opinion of the Higher Education Council it can be extended by 1 and 2 semesters respectively.

Interested applicants must fulfill the following primary requirements to be eligible for admission:

  1. Publishing at least 2 Indexed papers in International famous Indexes such as ISI, PubMed, and so on as a principal or a corresponding author according to the decision of ARI elected committee;
  2. Submitting English proficiency tests score;
  3. Passing interview/entrance exam.

Master of Philosophy students are required to complete a total of 24 credits including 20 credit hours of coursework and 4 credit hours of thesis research in M.Phil. course format. Upon successful completion, the M.Phil. students qualify for the admission to a Ph.D. program.

In Ph.D. by research course, students can conduct one or more projects consistent with objectives of the Institute by using obtained skills. In this course, students write a thesis corresponding to 30 credits, but following the Institute decision student may pass a maximum of 10 coursework credits relevant to their dissertation and major field beside thesis credits. The credits should be accomplished up to 6 months and this period is not considered as the course duration. Ph.D. by research will terminate after dissemination of the project results (at least 3 research-scientific articles including 2 ISI papers and 2 seminars) and defending the dissertation. If a student can not accomplish each above stages in due time, Avicenna Research Institute will refuse to issue any certificate. Based on the Ministry of Health Regulation, the responsibility for Ph.D. student affairs lies with Higher Education Council. After assessment of dissertation and documents in Ministry of Health, the graduates' certificate will be issued relevant to their dissertation.


For more information please contact:

Deputy for Education and Postgraduate Studies, Avicenna Research Institute.

Tel: +98 (21) 22432027 & +98 (21) 22402110

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Last Updated on Sunday, 24 April 2016 14:23


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