Universities in Dominican Republic


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About universities in Dominican Republic

Higher education in Dominican Republic is governed by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Secretaría de Estado de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología). The State Secretariat for Higher Education, Science and Technology formulates policies that all institutions of higher education in Dominican Republic must abide by.
 
Higher education in Dominican Republic is delivered at three types of institutions:
  • Technical institutions (Instituto Tecnico de Estudios Superiores), which award technological degrees
  • Specialised institutes (Institutos Especializados de Estudios Superiores), which award graduate and postgraduate diplomas in specialized fields; and
  • Universities which award degrees in technical, graduate and postgraduate fields
 
There are no colleges for higher education in Dominican Republic. Besides the above mentioned, a number of research oriented institutes in Dominican Republic deliver scientific and technological research in the field of biotechnology, industrial innovation and agriculture. Most institutes in Dominican Republic are privately run. Only five institutes of higher education in Dominican Republic are state funded. All public and private institutions in Dominican Republic are largely left autonomous, from a governance perspective, as long as they get evaluated and accredited every five years.
 
Higher education in Dominican Republic has adopted the Bologna process, wherein the education is divided into three levels of graduate and postgraduate degree programs. Graduate programs leading to bachelor’s degree while postgraduate programs result in a master’s or doctoral degree.
 
Bachelor’s Degree in Dominican Republic
This is the first stage of higher education in Dominican Republic and leads to a bachelor’s degree or licenciatura. The program usually lasts four years for disciplines including Architecture, Veterinary, Law, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Engineering. For Medicine, a Bachelor’s degree in Dominican Republic takes five years. Universities in Dominican Republic also offer two year technical level courses.
 
Admission to first year of technical courses or bachelor’s degree programs in Dominican Republic requires candidates to have successfully completed their secondary education and earned their Bachillerato.
 
Master’s Degree in Dominican Republic
Students, who successfully complete their bachelor’s degree program, can apply for a master’s degree course in Dominican Republic. Master’s degree in Dominican Republic takes two years and is mainly research-oriented. Admission to courses of master’s degree in Dominican Republic requires candidates to have earned their Licenciatura of at least four year duration.
Universities in Dominican Republic are yet to initiate offering doctoral programs. They, however, do have partnerships with certain foreign institutes of higher education, which offer doctoral degree programs to students from Dominican Republic.

List of universities in Dominican Republic

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Contact: Universidad APEC

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Av. Máximo Gómez #72, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Contact: Universidad Interamericana (UNICA)

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C/ Dr. Báez No. 2 y 4 Gazcue. Apartado Postal 20687, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Contact: Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena

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Autopista Duarte Km. 6 y 1/2, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic