The Monash Doctoral Program

A PhD that prepares you for success.

The Monash Doctoral Program enhances your research project with advanced training that equips you with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to:

  1. Complete your research project with excellence;
  2. Develop a broad range of skills and professional attributes, and;
  3. Make an impact in academia, industry, government or community after graduation.

It is a PhD designed to prepare graduates with the skills and capabilities sought by employers, giving you a competitive edge in an ever evolving employment market.


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.