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The Monash Doctoral Program


The Monash Doctoral Program is a PhD with the proud tradition of a research project, that is complemented by professional development and training options that support and enhance your contribution as a graduate researcher; and prepares you for success after completion.

Every research journey begins with a question. Whatever your question, the Monash Doctoral Program will help you to dig deep and find the answers. Our aim is to equip graduate researchers with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to:

  • complete their research project with excellence
  • make an impact in industry, academia, government and the broader community.


How to apply

Depending on your discipline and faculty, advanced training may take the form of:

Professional Development Coursework Interdisciplinary programs

Workshops, seminars and online modules develop general professional abilities as well as discipline specific skills. Students complete 120 hours of development over 3 years.

Learn more about the professional development option and which faculties it applies to.

Coursework units cover topics such as advanced research methods or discipline specific expertise. 2-6 units may be completed depending on discipline.

Learn more about the coursework option and which faculties it applies to.

Training and development delivered in the context of an interdisciplinary niche program, offered in collaboration with an industry partner.

Learn more about the interdisciplinary option and which faculties it applies to.

Monash graduate researchers have access to a wide range of scholarships, grants and awards. Your studies may also be supported through opportunities such as industry internships and co-supervision with partner organisations.

The Monash Doctoral Program opens up a world of possibilities. Some of our graduates have gone on to careers in other great universities across the globe where they continue to push the bounds of knowledge and innovation. Others join major corporations or form companies of their own. Still others use  their expert knowledge and skill to advise governments of all sizes or work for bodies such as the United Nations. For some the impact is more local and personal but the transformation is still profound.

Whether your vision is local or global, the Monash Doctoral Program will support your research journey and develop your professional skills so that you emerge ready to make the greatest possible impact whatever your discipline and chosen pathway.

Find out how to apply.