Higher Degree by Research

CSU offers a range of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs including the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Research Professional Doctorates and Research Masters programs.

CSU has more recently added the PhD by Publication to our suite of HDR programs. The PhD by Publication targets established researchers who do not already hold a doctoral level qualification. This program provides a mechanism for the formal recognition of standing within a field, on the basis of a significant, historical record of academic publication at doctoral standard. During a 6-12 month program, the candidate works to develop a thesis that integrates a body of their previously published work. Admission and course requirements for PhD by Publication programs can be found under the relevant Doctor of Philosophy (Faculty) listings below. Further general information is also available here.

Browse our range of doctorates by research and masters by research courses. Higher Degrees by Research can be undertaken at CSU in discipline areas or Fields of Research - that span from Performing Arts through to Veterinary Medicine.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research students are strongly encouraged to make contact with the appropriate Faculty Sub-Dean before submitting an application.

Course Name Campus Duration By distance International
Doctor of Business Administration Multi campus 3-4F, 6-8P Yes Yes
Doctor of Communication Multi campus 3-4F, 6-8P Yes Yes
Doctor of Health Science Multi campus 3-4F, 6-8P Yes Yes
Doctor of Information Technology Multi campus 3-4F, 6-8P Yes Yes
Doctor of Ministry Multi campus 3-4F, 6-8P Yes Yes
Doctor of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts Multi campus 3F, 6P
By publication: 0.5-1F, 1-2P
Yes Yes
Doctor of Philosophy - Faculty of Business Multi campus 3-4F, 6-8P
By publication: 0.5-1F, 1-2P
Yes Yes
Doctor of Philosophy - Faculty of Education Multi campus 3-4F, 6-8P
By publication: 0.5-1F, 1-2P
Yes Yes
Doctor of Philosophy - Faculty of Science Multi campus 3-4F, 6-8P
By publication: 0.5-1F, 1-2P
Yes Yes
Doctor of Philosophy - Faculty of Science [Health] Multi campus 3F, 6P Yes Yes
Doctor of Social Work Wagga Wagga 3-4F, 6-8P Yes Yes
Doctor of Sustainable Agriculture Multi campus 3-4F, 6-8P Yes Yes
Doctor of Veterinary Studies Wagga Wagga 3F Yes No
Master of Arts (Honours) Multi campus 1-2F, 2-4P Yes Yes
Master of Philosophy Multi campus 1-2F, 2-4P Yes Yes
Master of Social Work (Honours) Multi campus 2-4P Yes Yes
Master of Theology (Honours) Canberra; Parramatta 1-2F, 2-4P Yes Yes