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School of Advanced Studies

A community of scholars, a commitment to excellence

Our doctoral programs provide you with the knowledge and prestige to help you rise in your field. A flexible, online course model lets you build a personal blueprint toward organizational leadership and career enhancement. Our unique Scholar-Practitioner-LeaderSM Model is designed to strengthen your skills from learning to doing so you can apply advanced know-how to address today's compelling and practical, real-world challenges.

If you’d like to make a meaningful social contribution or influence change in your field, our online doctoral programs can assist you at the School of Advanced Studies. Your doctoral experience can include: in-depth, thought-provoking group discussions, opportunities to network and study with professionals in your field, engagement in scholarly communities who share your interests and completion of your own personal dissertation–all which refine your skills as a researcher and build theoretical knowledge that can help you enhance your leadership skills in your organization and within your community.

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University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies -- Doctoral Degree Overview

00:00:07 The students that come to University of Phoenix show an interest in changing the world from the very first class.
00:00:14 The mission of the School of Advanced Studies is ultimately focused on helping doctoral-degree-seeking students help make amazing things happen in their organizations and their communities.
00:00:22 The School of Advanced Studies is working to develop tomorrow’s leaders at the organizational level.
00:00:28 The programs cultivate the whole idea of leadership in the doctoral students.
00:00:32 It’s not only a scholarly kind of leadership, but it’s a leadership in practice.
00:00:38 The University of Phoenix and the School of Advanced Studies does a remarkable job with translating what is needed in the marketplace and what is needed in the community of scholars.
00:00:49 It’s not reciting back information.
00:00:51 It’s taking that information from a variety of sources, as wide as you can, to get as many different opinions as you can, turning that into a practical application that you can use on a daily basis.
00:01:02 It’s applied to wherever you are.
00:01:05 Some people mistakenly think that technology serves to make up for the spaces between people, and I would argue that, in fact, we’ve used technology to bring people closer together than they ever would’ve been, even if they were face to face.
00:01:17 The School of Advanced Studies has been incredibly supportive.
00:01:20 They’re very sensitive to the fact that we’re full-time working people, most of us, with families and obligations, and they want it to work for us.
00:01:30 University of Phoenix brought the whole world right to my fingertips, right at my computer, and I love that.
00:01:38 The students are gonna complete research that will differentiate him or her from every other person on this planet.
00:01:44 They will be the expert in that area.
00:01:47 It’s not an easy process.
00:01:48 The bottom line is I’m aspiring to have basically the highest degree that you can get anywhere from an institution that essentially stands very high.
00:01:58 When you walk out of here, you feel like you’ve really achieved something important.
00:02:01 You end up in so many ways being not only a better human being, but you have greater skills to take with you into the workplace.
00:02:08 I think a number of students would probably testify a doctoral degree will change your life.
00:02:14 It’s making a difference in the real world.

The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) is the doctoral program arm of University of Phoenix, offering degrees in three specializations:

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Through my coursework and collaboration with my professors and peers, I began to delve deeper into educational leadership. The knowledge I gained made all the difference.

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