1. onstage Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Spanish, Argentina
    Hola a todos,

    me pregunto cuál es la diferencia entre estos dos títulos, si es que hay alguna diferencia evidente y no específica de cada universidad.

    Me encuentro con un texto sobre una persona que es "Doctor en música" en una universidad y "Doctor Honoris Causa" (no dice el campo) en otra.

    Encontré "PhD in Music", pero para el segundo caso, con honoris causa, encontré más "Doctor Honoris Causa". Debería poner PhD en el primer caso y Doctor en el segundo? ¿Qué opinan?

    Muchas gracias de antemano.
     
  2. rusita preciosa

    rusita preciosa Modus forendi

    USA (Φιλαδέλφεια)
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  3. onstage Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Spanish, Argentina
    Muchas gracias por responder. El tema es muy confuso de todas maneras, calculo que será distinto en cada lugar, ¿no? porque he encontrado "PhD in Music" y música no es una ciencia.
     
  4. Aidanriley

    Aidanriley Senior Member

    SD, California
    English
    Hello. Doctor is a title, PhD is a degree. PhD stands for "Doctorate of Philosophy" - philosophy refers to some belief system/paradigm, not the actual formal discipline of Philosophy. A doctorate or doctoral degree is just one of the highest degrees awarded in Universities - it doesn't necessarily refer to science.

    A doctor of (something) just refers to someone who holds a doctoral degree in something. An M.D. holds a doctorate of medicine degree, while a PhD holds a doctorate of philosophy - but they are both doctors. (By the way, if you have a PhD in Philosophy, you have a doctorate of philosophy in philosophy, hehe). Professors in Universities that hold PhDs are called Dr. (apellido) as well.
     
  5. rusita preciosa

    rusita preciosa Modus forendi

    USA (Φιλαδέλφεια)
    Russian (Moscow)
    I think PhD in Music is a general word for a group of PhD degrees related to music, each of them having a more specific title (e.g. PhD in musical theory; PhD in musical education; PhD in musicology etc...), each of which could be a scientific degree, why not?
    It's like saying: "I have a PhD in engineering", but then you specify: PhD in civil/chemical/electrical engineering.

    Check this out, this may help
    http://www.music.lsu.edu/degrees/phd.htm
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2009
  6. onstage Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Spanish, Argentina
    You've been both very helpful, thanks a lot!
     
  7. Aidanriley

    Aidanriley Senior Member

    SD, California
    English
    Yes, that would be correct. More commonly, though, I see a DMA degree for Music, which stands for Doctorate of Musical Arts
     

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