- Doctor of Divinity – D. D.
Chaplain, priest, scholar in some area of religious studies, et.
- Doctor of Fine Arts – D.F.A.
Professional actor, artist, museum director, etc.
- Doctor of Humane Letters – L.H.D.
Academic in humanities, historian, professor of English, etc.; also a person who has contributed to general welfare, quality of life, etc.
- Doctor of Laws – LL.D.
Public servant, government official, business person who serves the community or country in a special way, judge, lawyer, environmentalist, president of a college, champion of human rights, etc.
- Doctor of Letters – Litt.D.
Professional author, poet, journalist, etc.
- Doctor of Music – Mus.D.
Conductor, composer, singer, etc.
- Doctor of Science – Sc.D.
Academic, scientist, science administrator, etc.