engineering, music, etc.
do, study for, take

She's doing a doctorate in ancient history.

complete, finish

He's completed his doctorate on bees.

have, hold

The applicants all have doctorates from good universities.

be awarded, be granted, gain, get, obtain, receive
program (AmE) (usually doctoral program)
doctorate from

a doctorate from Cornell University

doctorate in

a doctorate in Business Administration

doctorate of

a doctorate of divinity

doctorate on

a doctorate on post-colonial development

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