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Break away from the ordinary. Be a leader in your field with a doctoral degree.
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Gain the knowledge and earn the prestige you’ll need to rise. A practitioner doctorate from School of Advanced Studies offers a holistic approach to research needed to drive innovation and spawn new ways of responding in today's increasingly integrative and networked world of work. Make meaningful social contributions and influence change in your field with our online doctoral programs from the School of Advanced Studies (SAS).
The doctoral experience includes in-depth, thought-provoking group discussions, opportunities to network and study with professionals in your field, engaging scholarly communities that share your interests and the completion of your own personal dissertation – as well as a required three- to eight-day residency in one of a few cities. You’ll do all of this while building theoretical knowledge and refining your skills as a researcher, which could help you enhance your leadership skills in your organization and within your community.
Choosing to advance your education could be the most academically and intellectually challenging accomplishment of your life. Consider your dreams and goals, and reflect on the determination and resolve you’ve already gained to rise up and join the ranks of some of the most educated people in the world – those with a doctoral degree.
We understand this profound commitment – and we strive to equip students for the challenges of the doctoral journey. We’re now granting up to 6 credits for masters graduates from an accredited university or college, based on program alignment. If you’re currently a doctoral student from another accredited institution, you may receive up to 39 credits for completed doctoral coursework.
Our dedicated Doctoral Education Ecosystem™ system of experienced faculty and educational resources puts you at the center of your educational journey. These integrated resources include introductory doctoral courses and centralized online tools to help guide you throughout the dissertation process. If you’re ready to make a meaningful contribution to your field and influence change in your organization, our online practitioner doctoral programs are designed for you. Expand your knowledge to address today's compelling, real-world challenges head-on. And with our unique Scholar-Practitioner-LeaderSM Model you can strengthen your skills by acting on what you’ve learned and applying your advanced know-how to addressing today’s compelling and practical, real-world challenges.
A flexible, online course model and vibrant research community supports you as you complete your own personal dissertation and build a personal blueprint toward organizational leadership and career enhancement.
University of Phoenix doctoral programs are online programs that require onsite residencies in select locations. While widely available, not all doctoral programs are available to residents of every state. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative for more information.
The Doctor of Education program prepares early- to mid-careerists in diverse educational settings to strategically manage complex educational organizations. Through utilization of best practice, knowledge of regulation and policy, and a deep understanding of drivers for innovation in educational environments, learners will apply these insights and contribute in a solution-oriented way to the growing body of research on transforming educational systems.
The mission of the Doctor of Health Administration degree program is to develop healthcare leaders by educating them in the areas of active inquiry, critical thought, and scholarly dialogue. The program prepares students from diverse backgrounds to: lead and meet the demands of rapidly changing healthcare organizations; shape the structure of complex health systems and their future evolution; contribute to the existing body of knowledge through publication of innovative and timely research in well-respected, peer reviewed journals and presentations at reputable conferences.
The Doctor of Business Administration program prepares mid-careerists across the sector to bring new insights to bear on the practice of business administration, providing aspiring leaders with the competencies necessary to grow their leadership capacity in business settings through a mastery of business administration scholarship and praxis, effectively apply of this insight to current business environments, and produce solution-oriented organizational research.
The Doctor of Management program prepares early- to mid-careerists in diverse managerial contexts with strategies for exploring their personal readiness to lead in their current setting and/or identify steps toward their future aspirations. Through engagement with the leadership literature, personal reflection, and a critical look at strategies for further development, learners demonstrate their competence by applying what they learn to current organizational environments.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) builds on the foundation of the graduate nursing competencies. Students who have achieved a master’s in nursing will complete 31 credits in doctoral education. Program content focuses on advocacy; scientific evidence and innovations for improvement in patient and health care outcomes; leadership strategies; and accountability to transform health care delivery by designing, evaluating, and continuously improving the context within health care delivery. Graduates are prepared for the expanding role functions and the needs of advanced nursing practice. Graduates of the DNP, with a blend of clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills, are prepared to significantly influence health care outcomes.
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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.
— Ginger Grant-Del Valle, EdD '10
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We offer online doctoral programs to professionals who want to make a meaningful contribution to their communities and influence change in their fields through scholarly research.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Certificate programs are widely available in an online format but generally not available at our campus locations. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.