Your future as a leader in your field is within reach.
Pursuing a doctoral degree can help position you to be a leader in your field and to contribute to its body of knowledge. Our degrees focus on today’s challenging business and organizational needs, from addressing critical social issues to developing solutions to accelerate community building and industry growth.
The School of Advanced Studies is a dedicated doctoral school that puts students in the center of an effective ecosystem of experts, resources and tools as they rise to the pinnacle of their education. Our distinctive Scholar-Practitioner-Leader Model, along with a vibrant community of researchers and scholars, helps you stand out in your field and prepare you to be a leader in your organization, industry and community. Just as importantly, our flexible online courses let you work towards your doctorate anywhere at any time.
A practitioner doctorate from the 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. Your doctoral journey is supported every step of the way with experienced faculty leading your courses, who also act as mentors, and will serve on your dissertation committee. Our online program incorporates dynamic in-person residencies in select locations for students and faculty during various stages throughout your program, along with regional networking and scholarship events. You can also get support through a fantastic array of student resources available online – including doctoral student orientation, writing labs, research hub, in-class resources, alumni mentoring and more.
At the School of Advanced Studies, we want you to succeed. We’re now granting up to 6 credits toward a doctoral degree program for eligible 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 be eligible to receive up to 39 credits for completed doctoral coursework.
University of Phoenix doctoral programs are online programs that require onsite residencies in select locations. Some programs are not available in all states. Please contact an Enrollment Representative for additional information.
This online program requires brief residencies in select locations. This program is not available to residents of all states. Please contact a University Enrollment Representative for details.
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.
Here are the programs you're comparing:
University of Phoenix makes it possible for busy working adults to get the degree they need.
Through my coursework and collaboration with my instructors and peers, I began to delve deeper into educational leadership. The knowledge I gained made all the difference.
— Ginger Grant-Del Valle, EdD '10
Interested in earning your doctorate?
University of Phoenix offers a wide range of programs designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge it takes to succeed. You can select from a range of online doctoral degree programs to match your professional and academic goals. All of our degree and certificate programs are created with the needs of the working adult in mind, so you can pursue your academic even with a busy schedule.
Speak with an Enrollment Representative and explore degree options available in your area.