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Online doctorate degree programs

If you’re looking to distinguish yourself in your field while making a positive impact in your community, earning a doctorate degree online can help you reach your goals.

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Why earn your doctorate degree online with us?

Why earn your doctorate degree online with us?

When you earn one of our doctorate degree programs, it’s affordable, career-relevant — and designed to fit with your busy schedule.

Start when you're ready

You have 7-8 opportunities all year long to start your doctorate degree online, so you can begin when it best suits your schedule.

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Affordable, locked-in tuition

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed for your program. Which means no surprises or rising tuition costs – only one, set price.

Tuition guarantee

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( and its predecessor for more than 40 years. Select business degree programs have also received programmatic accreditation.

Higher learning comission
ACBSP Accredited

University of Phoenix built my confidence as a professional, and instilled in me a great sense of perspective on how to contribute to the community.”

Roxanne M-B.

Master of Health Administration, ’07; Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, ‘15

Frequently Asked Questions

On average, doctorate degree employment is projected to grow by 9% between 2018 and 2028.* So if you’re looking to become a leader in your field, our doctorate degree programs can help. You can gain the knowledge and critical skills you need to stay competitive in growing fields like business, education, healthcare and nursing.

*Information based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and is not specific to University of Phoenix.

Doctorate degree programs typically take four years to complete. But you may be able to save time and money on your degree by transferring eligible credits from an accredited institution.

54 credits – but many of our students transfer credits from accredited institutions, helping them save time and money on their online doctorate degree.

With our Tuition GuaranteeTM, you can count on fixed, affordable pricing for your entire degree program. Our doctorate degrees are $810 per credit. Military students, alumni and international students receive special pricing. Please check with your enrollment representative for pricing details.

Doctorate degree programs are available in the fields like business, education, healthcare and nursing.

·   Doctor of Business Administration

·   Doctor of Management

·   Doctor of Education

·   Doctor of Health Administration

·   Doctor of Nursing Practice

Simply put – with a PhD, graduates contribute to an original body of knowledge in preparation for an academic career pursuing that knowledge. In comparison, with our practitioner doctorate degree online, you’ll contribute largely by applying existing knowledge toward solving real-world problems in your field and your community.

Your original and valued dissertation research serves as the foundation for your field of interest. Our dedicated doctoral school puts the student at the center of an ecosystem of experienced faculty. We offer resources geared to help you succeed from an introductory doctoral course sequence through all the steps to completing and disseminating your dissertation.


We’ll be with you every step of the way

Set your goals

Select your Doctorate degree.

Begin online application

Complete your application on your own or with the help of an enrollment representative.

Start school

Register for class and get ready for the first day of school.

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

Call (844) 937-8679

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.