Doctoral programs mainly serve to further develop the ability to conduct scientific research and last 6 semesters. The admission requirement is a master’s, diploma or teaching degree. The doctorate’s program is completed with the degree “Doktor/Doktorin”. As part of the program, a dissertation (scientific thesis) has to be completed, which then has to be defended during the “rigorosum” (final examination).

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Doctoral programmes

ProgrammesUniversity DegreeCourse Duration
Catholic TheologyDr. theol.6
EconomicsDr. rer. oec.6
Natural SciencesDr. rer. nat.6
Philosophy at the Faculty of Catholic TheologyDr. phil. fac. theol.6
Philosophy ate the Faculty of Cultural and Social SciencesDr. phil.6
Philosophy at the Faculty of Natural SciencesDr. phil.6
LawDr. iur.6
Religious StudiesDr. phil.6
Teacher Training Dr. rer. nat. or Dr. phil. 6
Technical SciencesDr. techn.6