TOP 200 Online Doctorate Programs 2018


ARWU Rank:
 7
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Oxford
Established: 1096
Country: UK
Part-time
Online Doctorate Program Name:
DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care
Category:
Healthcare - Health Leadership & Management
Residency Requirements: Research students are required to attend Oxford in person for a minimum of 30 days each year.
The part-time DPhil is part of the Evidence-Based Health Care Programme, which is jointly run with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in the Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Sciences. The programme also works closely with the Centres of Evidence-Based Nursing, Evidence-Based Mental Health, and Evidence-Based Dentistry. You have access to the full range of Oxford's library and computing facilities.
Length: 4 to 8 years
Required GPA: 3.6+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: £9,671 annually
Out-of-State: £9,671 annually
ARWU Rank:
 7
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Oxford
Established: 1096
Country: UK
Part-time
Online Doctorate Program Name:
DPhil in Literature and Arts
Category:
Humanities - English Language and Literature
Residency Requirements: Expected to attend and to contribute to the wide range of research seminars.
The DPhil in Literature and Arts is an interdisciplinary part-time doctorate offered by the Department for Continuing Education, focusing on a subject in British history between c. 1450 and c. 1914.
Length: 4 to 8 years
Required GPA: 3.7+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £6,501 annually
Out-of-State: £9,671 annually
ARWU Rank:
 7
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Oxford
Established: 1096
Country: UK
Part-time
Online Doctorate Program Name:
DPhil in English Local History
Category:
Humanities - History
Residency Requirements: Required to undertake appropriate research training provided within the University.
Local history has for more than twenty years formed one of the largest programmes within the Department for Continuing Education. The subject has proved an interesting, rewarding and accessible area of historical studies that has enabled many mature students to become directly involved in individual research. At undergraduate level the Department has, since 1980, offered a Diploma course and, in 1999, introduced a pioneering Internet-delivered Advanced Diploma.
Length: 4 to 6 years
Required GPA: 3.7+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3,716 annually
Out-of-State: £9,671 annually
ARWU Rank:
 7
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Oxford
Established: 1096
Country: UK
Part-time
Online Doctorate Program Name:
DPhil in Archaeology
Category:
Social Sciences - Archaeology
Residency Requirements: Required to undertake appropriate research training provided within the University.
The part-time DPhil programme caters for students specialising mainly in landscape and professional archaeology topics, largely concentrated on Britain and Europe. Occasionally, other topics are accepted but admission in these cases is strictly dependent on the availability of appropriate supervision elsewhere in the university.
Length: 4 to 6 years
Required GPA: 3.7+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3,716 annually
Out-of-State: £9,671 annually
ARWU Rank:
 7
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Oxford
Established: 1096
Country: UK
Part-time
Online Doctorate Program Name:
DPhil in Architectural History
Category:
Social Sciences - Architecture
Residency Requirements: Supervision is provided on an individual basis.
The DPhil programme draws on considerable experience in providing advanced tuition in architectural history. It profits from the close links within the department between the disciplines of architectural history, art history, English local history and landscape archaeology. It also has links with other parts of the University, particularly the Faculty of History, the Department of the History of Art, and Kellogg College, amongst the fellows of which is the largest concentration of architectural historians associated with the University.
Length: 5 to 8 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3,716 annually
Out-of-State: £9,671 annually
ARWU Rank:
 7
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Oxford
Established: 1096
Country: UK
Part-time
Online Doctorate Program Name:
DPhil in Continuing Education
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Required to attend for at least 30 days per year.
The Department for Continuing Education offers part-time DPhil programmes in a number of specific subjects but we admit doctoral students in other areas where we can provide appropriate supervision and research training. Such students are admitted to our DPhil in Continuing Education programme. The designation ‘Continuing Education' is used for administrative purposes, and does not affect subject content or appear on the degree certificate.
Length: 4 to 8 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 7
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Oxford
Established: 1096
Country: UK
Part-time
Online Doctorate Program Name:
DPhil in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Category:
Social Sciences - Psychology
Residency Requirements: Examination for the DPhil is by submission of a thesis and oral examination.
The chosen topic of a DPhil in CBT should have a significant focus on issues related to cognitive behavioural theory and/or practice, for example: the development of a better understanding of the cognitive and behavioural aspects of a problem; developing an aspect of CBT to address a particular disorder; exploring theoretical or methodological issues in relation to cognitive behavioural practice etc.
Length: 6 to 8 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: N/A
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 7
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Oxford
Established: 1096
Country: UK
Part-time
Online Doctorate Program Name:
DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development
Category:
Social Sciences - Sustainability
Residency Requirements: A minimum of 30 days of university-based work each year.
The Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Sustainable Urban Development is a part-time doctoral programme that provides outstanding students an opportunity to pursue in-depth and rigorous research about the pressing challenges of urban sustainability and the processes of environmental, economic, and social development in urban environments around the world.
Length: 4 to 8 years
Required GPA: 3.7+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: £10,866 annually
Out-of-State: £10,866 annually
ARWU Rank:
 8
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Columbia University
Established: 1754
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ed.D. degree in Nursing Education
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The Doctor of Education in Nursing Education is designed for nurses with masters degrees who want to become nurse educators in either academic or staff development settings. The program fosters deep collaboration among students and faculty to maximize preparation for educator roles. Also, the program features a unique collaborative approach to dissertation design and development.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 16
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University College London
Established: 1826
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Education PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) offers world-leading doctoral programmes in education and related social sciences. Our Education (Online) MPhil/PhD students undertake their research project, working closely with their supervisor(s) to develop each stage of their research, and can undertake a tailored programme of modules and activities.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3380 annually
Out-of-State: £8020 annually
ARWU Rank:
 18
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Johns Hopkins University
Established: 1876
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: 3-day summer residencies.
The program, designed to prepare an exceptional corps of practitioner-scholars, both nationally and internationally, sets the bar for transformational leadership in education through scholarship, professional development and networking with educational leaders and researchers representing a variety of backgrounds and interests. Online delivery allows candidates to address a Problem of Practice particular to the educational environment they occupy, wherever they are in the world.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $1422 per credit
Out-of-State: $1422 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 20
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Washington University in St. Louis
Established: 1853
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Liberal Arts
Category:
Humanities - Liberal Arts
Residency Requirements: Two required DLA seminars.
The Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) is designed for the experienced adult learner who wishes to pursue rigorous interdisciplinary study along with independent, scholarly reading and research. The degree is designed to cultivate interdisciplinary skills, intellectual habits, analytical and critical reasoning, effective writing, and broad-based decision making. The DLA is primarily for working professionals who have already earned a master’s degree and who seek further intellectual enrichment while pursuing advanced graduate study on an evening, part-time basis. This degree neither constitutes a professional credential nor provides training for an academic career.
Length: 4 to 5 years
Required GPA: 3.7+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $995 per credit
Out-of-State: $995 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 26
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Duke University
Established: 1838
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: 3-day on-campus orientation and executive on-campus sessions (2-3 days per session; February, June, October).
Duke's DNP program accommodates advanced practice nurses looking for a practical and convenient alternative to typical on-campus degree programs. The curriculum includes a comprehensive 3-day on-campus orientation where you’ll meet your fellow students and establish ongoing contact with faculty mentors. All academic courses in the DNP degree program are offered using distance-based technology and are also structured to include executive on-campus sessions (2-3 days per session; February, June, October)
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.4+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $12,488 per semester
Out-of-State: $12,488 per semester
ARWU Rank:
 33
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Established: 1789
Country: United States
Part-time
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Transitional Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
Category:
Healthcare - Physical Therapy
Residency Requirements: Part-time attendance for some courses.
The Transitional DPT or t-DPT program is designed for licensed physical therapists who are seeking additional knowledge and skills and the doctoral degree. The program combines distance learning and web-based instruction with ongoing clinical application. The web-based instruction allows therapists to continue in practice while pursuing this advanced degree. The program allows for enrollment of experienced physical therapy clinicians seeking advanced clinical knowledge and skills. Therapists with an interest in clinical or academic teaching are encouraged to apply.
Length: 2 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $801.42 per credit
Out-of-State: $1654.42 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 33
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Established: 1789
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH)
Category:
Healthcare - Health Leadership & Management
Residency Requirements: Three short on-site visits per year.
The Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership prepares mid-to-senior level professionals for top positions in organizations working to improve the public’s health. The three-year, cohort-based distance program confers a DrPH in Health Leadership.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $738.42 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,545.42 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Adult Health/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
This specialization of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares students to lead and guide the management of complex health conditions, working with nurses and organizations to provide care to adults and elders in a variety of settings. Each program of study is individualized though clinical placements and assignments to match the student’s interests. Students have the opportunity to specialize in a subspecialty area such as cardiology, critical care, or palliative care.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Adult Health/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
The Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner specialty of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares registered nurses to provide holistic team-based care for adults and older adults. Graduates from the doctor of nursing program in this specialty are not only prepared to independently manage primary care needs of adults and older adults, but are also prepared to be leaders in health systems with a firm grounding in evidence-based practice and system change.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Family Nurse Practitioner DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
The Family Nurse Practitioner specialty of the DNP program prepares nurse leaders for health promotion and the clinical management of health conditions in individuals across the lifespan within the context of their families and environment.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Health Innovation and Leadership DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester.
The Health Innovation and Leadership specialty prepares nurses to be full interprofessional partners, to create innovative healing environments, and to transform health care systems locally, nationally, and internationally. Roles range from leading in formal executive positions to leadership at point-of-care delivery, from acute care to community care, and from leading individual quality and safety programs to national and international health care initiatives.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Integrative Health and Healing DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. In addition, students come to campus two to six days each semester for additional activities and coursework.
The Integrative Health and Healing specialty prepares graduates to work with individuals, families, communities, and health systems in developing integrative approaches to health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management. An integrative approach includes engaging the patient as an informed and empowered partner, personalizing care, and using all appropriate, evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nurse Anesthesia DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. Expected to be on campus for course work one to two days each week.
The Nurse Anesthesia specialty prepares students to practice as certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) at the highest level of clinical practice. This fast-paced program leads to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and national certification examination eligibility. Graduates possess expertise in a wide variety of general and regional anesthesia techniques, and are prepared to provide leadership in the practice setting.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nurse-Midwifery DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
Nurse-midwives provide expert health care to women of all ages including primary care; prenatal, labor, and birth care; gynecologic care; and care to newborns. Midwives provide women-centered and culturally sensitive care—recognizing the normal transitions in women’s lives, including a physiologic approach to pregnancy and birth in all practice settings.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Informatics DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester.
A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with an informatics specialty prepares nurses to lead the selection, implementation, and optimization of information systems to support nursing and interprofessional care, as well as ensure patient access to essential health information.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
The Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist is a clinical expert in pediatric nursing who, in addition to providing direct care, serves as a leader in education, research, quality improvement, outcome monitoring, and consultation with other nurses. They provide care to children and adolescents and their families within the context of family, community, and the health care system.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty prepares pediatric nurses to care for children and improve systems of care for children and their families. The care of individuals and families from diverse backgrounds is emphasized, with a strong focus on caring for those who have chronic illnesses or disabilities. Students learn to provide comprehensive pediatric assessments and management of health and illness issues.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus once each semester for a four-day session.
The post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for nurses who already hold a master’s degree in a nursing specialty from a fully accredited institution and want to take the next step. Graduates of the DNP program are prepared to create and lead new models of care delivery for communities locally, across the nation, and around the world. Students will be equipped to evaluate systems, utilize research, and lead changes in protocol, practice, and health care policies in a range of systems and settings.
Length: 3 semesters
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty prepares students for independent clinical practice to treat psychiatric disorders and mental health problems of people across the lifespan. Students learn to diagnose disorders and provide holistic treatment and lifestyle management, including pharmacological interventions, complementary and alternative therapies, and individual, group, and family psychotherapies that promote mental health and reduce disability.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
This specialty prepares nurses to provide advanced practice care to women throughout their lifespan and encompasses the unique needs, challenges, and life transitions in women’s lives. Students gain expertise in educating women on prevention and health, as well as diagnosing, managing, and treating common and complex prenatal and reproductive health conditions.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 52
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Vanderbilt University
Established: 1873
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ed.D. in Leadership and Learning in Organizations
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: Must attend yearly on-campus immersions.
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in leadership and learning in organizations is developed by faculty within Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College department of leadership, policy and organizations. Designed for current and aspiring leaders, the curriculum bridges the divide between theory and practice, equipping students with relevant skills to lead organizational change.
Length: 3 to 4 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $92,232 total
Out-of-State: $92,232 total
ARWU Rank:
 54
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Southern California
Established: 1880
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Social Work, D.S.W.
Category:
Healthcare - Social Work
Residency Requirements: 2 in-person residency during your third and sixth semesters. Each residency is 6 days.
Available nationally through our Virtual Academic Center, DSW@USC prepares scholar-practitioners to develop innovative solutions that solve real-world problems. The program brings social workers into the greater public discourse as they explore and construct ways to deliver basic human rights to people and build a just society.
Length: 2 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 54
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Southern California
Established: 1880
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Global Executive, Ed.D.
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: 9 intensive class sessions: 5 in Los Angeles and 4 in Hong Kong, totaling 11 weeks of intensive face-to-face time.
The Global Executive Doctor of Education (Global EdD) program is designed for full-time working professionals around the world who have a Master’s degree and significant leadership experience. The program prepares senior educational leaders, policy makers, administrators, and change agents for the challenging task of improving individual and national education outcomes. This program prepares leaders to achieve large-scale improvements across educational systems through strategic use of policy, innovative practice and assessment. The Global Executive EdD stresses the examination of educational solutions from around the world as participants work with their own local challenges.
Length: 25 months
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $138,500 total
Out-of-State: $138,500 total
ARWU Rank:
 54
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Southern California
Established: 1880
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Organizational Change and Leadership, Ed.D.
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: Annual immersion weekend held on campus.
Students in this three-year program will explore how learning occurs in formal and informal workplace settings, examine effective strategies for facilitating organizational learning and learn to create systems that produce more effective, adaptable and competitive organizations. Coursework will focus on practices of motivating and supervising others, assessing organizational priorities and driving innovation through new technologies. The program culminates in a dissertation in which students demonstrate effective application of the program’s theories and concepts.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $108,000 total
Out-of-State: $108,000 total
ARWU Rank:
 68
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus
Established: 1787
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
Advanced practice nurses practicing in today’s healthcare environment require complex clinical skills and sophisticated knowledge of the evidence-base for practice. Graduates of the DNP will be able to affect the healthcare delivery system by evaluating the evidence base for nursing practice, becoming leaders in the clinical arenas, establishing standards and policies, and meeting the needs of today’s diverse healthcare systems.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $1,064 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,064 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 68
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus
Established: 1787
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
DNP in Health Systems Executive Leadership (HSEL)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The intention of this joint degree program is to enable students who are in the process of acquiring professional training as health care executive leaders to obtain simultaneously a substantial knowledge of public and nonprofit management tools and techniques that will be useful to them in their careers leading healthcare organizations.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $1,064 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,064 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 80
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Boston University
Established: 1869
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Category:
Healthcare - Occupational Therapy
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus in Boston for one day when they begin the program and one day when they are ready to present their doctoral defense.
Boston University’s online Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is for practitioners in the field who have a professional degree in occupational therapy. Through a mentorship, and bolstered by a collaborative learning environment, students develop the advanced knowledge needed to create innovative responses to the current and future needs of individuals, communities, and populations. The program offers work/life flexibility to help students balance their responsibilities as they earn a doctoral degree without disrupting their careers or relocating their families.
Length: 18 months
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $895 per credit
Out-of-State: $895 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 80
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Boston University
Established: 1869
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education
Category:
Humanities - Music
Residency Requirements: On-campus residency requirement of approximately one week.
Here’s your opportunity to study with many of the nation’s most innovative thought leaders, policy makers, and researchers in music education. Immerse yourself in subjects that offer the potential to transform music education for you and your students. Engage with fellow music educators from around the world who will become valued friends and contacts. Advance quickly in an accelerated program and employ the latest technology from a college that practically invented music education.
Length: 6 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: N/A
In-State: $768 per credit
Out-of-State: $768 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 80
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The Ohio State University - Columbus
Established: 1870
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: One required on-campus orientation session.
The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers doctoral preparation to nurses whose career emphasis is in direct clinical nursing practice or transformative leadership as a nurse executive. Ohio State's DNP program offers two track options to students: the DNP Clinical Expert doctorate and the DNP Nurse Executive doctorate. The core classes are common for both options with additional specialty courses and electives for each track.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 85
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Established: 1855
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to attend in-person intensive sessions.
The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a professional, practice-focused doctoral degree designed to prepare highly qualified advanced practice nurses to be leaders and deliver expert nursing care and ultimately improve health care outcomes. This degree is designed for you if you are a nurse who plans to continue in a practice role, and you have already received a bachelor's or master's degree with a major in nursing.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $853 per credit
Out-of-State: $853 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 88
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Florida
Established: 1853
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Audiology (Au.D.)
Category:
Healthcare - Audiology
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
The Distance Learning Au.D. Degree is a flexible program designed to provide working professional audiologists with the complex and diverse skills necessary to meet the challenges of the dynamic healthcare marketplace. The program combines the professional experience of the College of Public Health and Health Professions with the academic excellence of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to provide an opportunity for working professionals to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge.
Length: 18 months
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $15,624 total
Out-of-State: $15,624 total
ARWU Rank:
 88
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Florida
Established: 1853
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Requires supervised experiences with clinical preceptors in a variety of practice settings in the state of Florida.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is a practice-focused doctorate designed to prepare expert nurses in specialized advanced practice roles. The focus of DNP program is on innovative and evidence-based practice. The DNP prepares advanced practice nurses with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in today’s and tomorrow’s complex health care environment. This degree provides the advanced practice nurse with an educational background comparable to health care practitioners in other fields.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 88
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Florida
Established: 1853
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Classical Civilization (Ph.D.)
Category:
Humanities - Classics
Residency Requirements: Required to take at least three summer institutes.
This program is designed for high school teachers and community college teachers who wish to improve their skills, prepare for serious research, and improve their credentials with a more general emphasis in classical civilization.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $544.56 per credit
Out-of-State: $544.56 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 88
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Florida
Established: 1853
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Latin and Roman Studies (Ph.D.)
Category:
Humanities - Classics
Residency Requirements: Required to take at least three summer institutes.
This program is designed for high school teachers and community college teachers who wish to improve their skills, prepare for serious research, and improve their credentials with a special emphasis in Latin literature and Roman history.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $544.56 per credit
Out-of-State: $544.56 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 88
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Florida
Established: 1853
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Instruction (Ed.D.)
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: A week-long on-campus experiences every summer during the first 3 summers. One day each for qualifying exams and then dissertation defense.
The Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Curriculum, Teaching and Teacher Education (CTTE) is made specifically for the practicing educator. Working together within a community of practice, you will tackle your school’s problems while learning through theory and research to inform your teaching. Your work will be focused on positive, practical changes. Your colleagues, students, and your school will all benefit as a result.
Length: 4 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $527.66 per credit
Out-of-State: $631.19 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 88
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Florida
Established: 1853
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Educational Technology (Ed.D.)
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Three required campus-based experiences, the first of which is a 2-day orientation in the first semester, followed by 4-day summer sessions at the end of the first and second year.
The Ed.D. (Doctorate in Education) in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Educational Technology at the University of Florida is designed for those aiming to be researching professionals: Professionals who conduct research related to educational technology in educational environments.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $448.73 per credit
Out-of-State: $448.73 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 88
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Florida
Established: 1853
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Leadership in Educational Administration Doctorate (Ed.D.)
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: Three weekend per semester held in rotation at the University of Florida.
The LEAD Ed.D. is one of the inaugural Kellogg Foundation Community College Leadership Programs in the nation. The program has built upon its historical mission on two-year institutions focuses more broadly on two- and four-year institutional administration. The curriculum links research and practice to prepare professionals for careers and advancement as leaders within higher education.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $527.66 per credit
Out-of-State: $631.19 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 99
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Arizona
Established: 1885
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing (DNP) - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: May be required to travel to another city or state to complete your clinical management course requirements.
Students in the DNP Program, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) specialty receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced nursing practice to provide care for acutely ill adults with multiple, complex problems and their families. Practice-focused doctoral programs are centered upon professional practice that is innovative and evidence-based, reflecting the application and implementation of credible research findings.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $975 per unit
Out-of-State: $975 per unit
ARWU Rank:
 99
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Arizona
Established: 1885
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing (DNP) - Family Nurse Practitioner
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: May be required to travel to another city or state to complete your clinical management course requirements.
Students in the DNP Program, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialty receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced nursing practice with families across the life span. Practice-focused doctoral programs are centered upon professional practice that is innovative and evidence-based, reflecting the application and implementation of credible research findings. The Nursing (DNP) - Family Nurse Practitioner program is intended for Registered Nurses with a BSN or MSN degree.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $975 per unit
Out-of-State: $975 per unit
ARWU Rank:
 99
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Arizona
Established: 1885
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to attend RISE: Resident Intensive Summer Experience, in Tucson, AZ on an annual basis.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is similar to other practice doctorates such as the MD, JD, and PharmD. Graduates of the DNP program are prepared as advanced practice nurses. Applicants may enter the program as a post-BSN student or a post-master’s (in nursing) student. Part-time and full-time options are available. The DNP program is offered online. The General option is reserved for students with prior certification as a Nurse Practitioner who wish to obtain the DNP without seeking a new practice specialty.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $975 per unit
Out-of-State: $975 per unit
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Arizona State University
Established: 1885
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Leadership and Innovation, EdD
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
ASU’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Leadership and Innovation is designed for practicing educator-leaders who work in a range of settings and want to lead change and implement innovation to improve their practice and create better learning opportunities for students of all ages.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $12,708 annually
Out-of-State: $12,708 annually
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Arizona State University
Established: 1885
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Behavioral Health (Clinical), DBH
Category:
Social Sciences - Psychology
Residency Requirements: Internship experiences are arranged with local site liaisons.
The Doctor of Behavioral Health program offered through the College of Health Solutions prepares you, as master’s–level clinicians, for the newly transformed medical care marketplace, one in which evidence–based, cost–effective behavioral interventions replace treatment that results in undercare, overcare, or misuse.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $19,414 annually
Out-of-State: $19,414 annually
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Arizona State University
Established: 1885
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Behavioral Health (Management), DBH
Category:
Social Sciences - Psychology
Residency Requirements: Internship experiences are arranged with local site liaisons.
The Doctor of Behavioral Health program with an emphasis in management through the College of Health Solutions, prepares current and future healthcare managers for the newly transformed medical care marketplace, one in which evidence–based, cost–effective behavioral interventions replace treatment that results in undercare, overcare, or misuse.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $19,414 annually
Out-of-State: $19,414 annually
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Arizona State University
Established: 1885
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Behavioral Health, DBH
Category:
Social Sciences - Psychology
Residency Requirements: Internship experiences are arranged with local site liaisons.
The DBH is an innovative and interdisciplinary applied doctorate designed to upgrade master's degree-level professionals to become experts in the emerging field of integrated behavioral care. Integrated care is the holistic treatment of both medical and behavioral conditions that are so common in primary care and other medical settings but often undetected and untreated. The results are poor clinical outcomes and increased medical costs related to overuse of medical services.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $19,414 annually
Out-of-State: $19,414 annually
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Emory University
Established: 1836
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Engaging sessions on select Saturdays throughout the year.
Earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Emory University is a unique experience. Students benefit from a tight-knit community with meaningful interactions with faculty and classmates alike. The leadership-focused curriculum prepares students to become visionary nurse leaders who will transform all facets of health care delivery from the bedside to the boardroom in hospitals, corporations, private practices, government, and educational settings.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State:  $1500 per credit
Out-of-State:  $1500 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Emory University
Established: 1836
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Category:
Humanities - Theology and Religion
Residency Requirements: Four short stays on Candler’s campus—once in each of the first two years, and twice in the third year.
The Doctor of Ministry is designed for experienced ministers who want to strengthen the connection between theology and ministry practice. The program will provide pastors with advanced training and the skills necessary to analyze ministry practices through sustained biblical, ecclesiological and theological reflection, and to discern, shape and disseminate new practices in the service of the gospel.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Indiana University Bloomington
Established: 1820
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Practice, D.N.P.
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: 11 days of on-campus intensive immersion experiences across the five semesters of the program.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice is designed for nurses involved in any advanced-practice role, including-but not limited to-clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, public health practitioner, nurse executive, nurse informatician, nurse educator, and health policy analyst.
Length: 5 semesters
Required GPA: 3.3+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Indiana University Bloomington
Established: 1820
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ph.D. in Nursing Science
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Two required on-campus, 4-day Intensives during the first two years of the PhD program.
Clinical Nursing Science concentrates on the interrelationships of health promotion, health behavior, and quality of life in acute and chronic illness throughout the lifespan. This focus area includes the prevention and early detection of disease and disability across the continuum of care and the enhancement of the health and well-being for individuals, families, and communities.
Length: 3 to 5 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Indiana University Bloomington
Established: 1820
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Occupational Therapy Post-Professional, OTD
Category:
Healthcare - Occupational Therapy
Residency Requirements: Students meet on the IUPUI campus for one-day meetings at the beginning and end of each semester.
The online Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Post-Professional is designed to provide occupational therapy practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to advance their careers within the profession in positions such as faculty, advanced occupational therapy clinicians, and translational researchers.
Length: 3 semesters
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $15,693.30 total
Out-of-State: $28,998.00 total
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Indiana University Bloomington
Established: 1820
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Public Health, Global Health Leadership, Ph.D.
Category:
Healthcare - Health Leadership & Management
Residency Requirements: Face to face three times a year in year 1 and year 2.
This exciting new doctoral degree will prepare students to be knowledgeable and innovative leaders capable of effectively addressing the challenging and complex public health issues facing the world today. Based in the school’s Health Policy and Management department, the degree is a three-year, cohort-based distance program. Classes will be delivered in real time via internet video. Students will meet face-to-face three times each year in Year One and Year Two. Most in-person sessions will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, although some may take place elsewhere in the U.S. or around the world. Students will complete their dissertations in Year Three.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $500 per credit
Out-of-State: $1500 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Indiana University Bloomington
Established: 1820
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Instructional Systems Technology, Ed.D.
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Required to attend at least one IST Colloquium or IST conference on campus.
The doctoral program in Instructional Systems Technology (IST) is designed for individuals seeking to be practitioners in instructional design and human performance improvement. The program prepares students to bridge the gap between research and practice in instructional systems technology, a broad field that includes instructional technology, educational technology, instructional design, performance technology, and workplace learning and performance improvement.
Length: 3 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $494.06 per credit
Out-of-State: $579.07 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Indiana University Bloomington
Established: 1820
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, Ed.D.
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Required to participate in at least one conference.
The Ed.D. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education prepares literacy and language practitioners for leadership positions in the field. It provides an unparalleled environment for continual learning with colleagues who share your passion. The program features a holistic and integrative focus on preparing practitioner leaders in literacy and language to better understand and address 21st-century issues and challenges.
Length: 3 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $494.06 per credit
Out-of-State: $579.07 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Michigan State University
Established: 1855
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Intensive 3-4 day on-campus session at the beginning of each semester.
The MSU College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) curriculum prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to provide clinical, organizational and systems’ leadership at the highest level.
Length: 2 to 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Michigan State University
Established: 1855
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ph.D. in Physics
Category:
Natural Sciences - Physics
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
Like for any Physics Ph.D., a central element is the completion of a Ph.D. dissertation under the supervision of MSU faculty via teleconferencing along with occasional visits to MSU, or, where such practice is permissible, via existing MSU adjunct faculty or a mutually agreed upon mentor at a university or national laboratory near to the student’s location. The program, with the above caveat, is offered in all states except in Delaware, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, U.S. Territories, and Canadian Provinces.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Michigan State University
Established: 1855
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: Intensive two-week face-to-face on-campus summer sessions.
The nationally-ranked Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) hybrid Ph.D. program is a new substantially online option in the educational technology emphasis area. In response to growing demand for educational leaders who understand how technology, especially online learning, is transforming the world of education, this blended program is designed for experienced education professionals currently employed in schools, higher education, and research institutions who want to earn a Ph.D. while continuing in their current positions.
Length: 5 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Texas A&M University
Established: 1876
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ed.D. in Agricultural Education
Category:
Natural Sciences - Agriculture
Residency Requirements: Twice a year face-to-face meetings – attendance is mandatory.
This unique, innovative, and first-of-its kind joint program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in 2000 with the induction of 20 mid-career professionals from Texas.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $1060 per credit
Out-of-State: $1485 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Texas A&M University
Established: 1876
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding
Category:
Natural Sciences - Agriculture
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
The Ph.D. in Plant Breeding requires 64 semester credit hours past an M.S. degree in plant breeding or related agriculture field and a dissertation on original research. Student research can be completed at the student’s location. Just as with the M.S. degree, an on-site Ph.D. scientist, educator, or supervisor who qualifies as an adjunct member of the Texas A&M graduate faculty must be available to serve as co-chair of the student’s graduate advisory committee and be able to direct dissertation research locally. Students will have an on-campus co-chair to oversee the academic aspect of their degree. Communication with committee members, examinations, and dissertation defense will be conducted via the internet.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $35,000 total
Out-of-State: $57,000 total
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Texas A&M University
Established: 1876
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: "Required to attend periodic face to face orientations. Before the commencement and then during the summers of the second and third years of the program. "
The Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) prepares leaders in P–12 public and private education to be accomplished in providing direction in curriculum, instruction and instructional assessment. The program requires a minimum of 64 semester credit hours beyond the master's degree, all of which will be presented through a Web-based delivery system in a cohort structure. Estimated completion time in four years.
Length: 4 years
Required GPA: 3.3+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The University of Glasgow
Established: 1451
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctorate in Education
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Six core courses each lasting one semester and each with one weekend in Glasgow.
This online distance learning programme offers a professionally relevant and academically rigorous opportunity for advanced study in education. The programme is designed for professionals at all levels in education, training and development, and in education-related fields. The Doctorate is comparable to a PhD in terms of scale and rigour. It differs in that it provides a structured programme of advanced study that is relevant to your profession and focused on the inter-relationship of research, policy and practice.
Length: 60 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: £3,203 per year
Out-of-State: £6,915 per year
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Alberta
Established: 1908
Country: Canada
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Nursing
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: The minimum on-campus residence requirement of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGSR) is one Fall or Winter term, or two Spring of Summer terms.
Within a research-intensive context, the Faculty of Nursing’s PhD Program exists to prepare nursing scholars for the 21st century who are able to generate new knowledge and facilitate change to advance healthcare outcomes and nursing within a global context. Students in the PhD Program are engaged in and educated for excellence in the development, organization and evaluation of new knowledge. The program is characterized by rigour, flexibility and relevance: rigour in the quality of scholarship and flexibility within and relevance to the discipline of nursing and the student’s career goals and research interests.
Length: 4 to 6 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $20,000 per year
Out-of-State: $20,000 per year
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies PhD
Category:
Humanities - Classics
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
We offer promising candidates the prospect of carrying out research in areas relating to Byzantine studies, the Ottoman Empire or the study of Modern Greek, whether your interests are historical, art historical or literature-based. Research in Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies has a historical focus, and History at the University of Birmingham was ranked first in the country for the quality of research in the latest Research Excellence Framework.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Classics, Ancient History and, PhD
Category:
Humanities - Classics
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
We offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a range of areas across the disciplines of Classics and Ancient History (including Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology). Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham has been ranked among the top five departments of Classics in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
English Literature PhD
Category:
Humanities - English Language and Literature
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
We offer the opportunity to undertake research in English Literature, delivered on campus or through distance learning. You will have access to a range of world-class resources in the University’s Main Library and the Cadbury Research Library where a host of rare manuscripts and archives are available. The department also fosters a range of connections with local partners such as the Library of Birmingham, the largest municipal library in Europe, and the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, itself part of the wider School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Shakespeare Studies PhD
Category:
Humanities - English Language and Literature
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
The Shakespeare Institute offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out their research in Stratford-Upon-Avon, as members of a closely-knit research community. Situated within walking distance of Shakespeare’s birthplace, school and grave, and the theatres of the Royal Shakespeare Company, with access to extraordinarily rich libraries and archives, The Shakespeare Institute offers postgraduate students and scholars an academic experience unrivalled by any other university.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Film Studies PhD
Category:
Humanities - Film & Drama
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
The Departments of Film and Creative Writing and Modern Languages offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain. We give all possible support to our researchers, developing the resources available at the University and encouraging an active postgraduate environment for the exchange of information and ideas.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Drama and Theatre Studies PhD
Category:
Humanities - Film & Drama
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
The Drama and Theatre Arts department offers you the opportunity to carry out research in a dynamic environment which allows students, scholars and theatre practitioners to work together to achieve a new breadth and depth in the study of drama. It also takes advantage of Birmingham's exceptional resources for theatre research as well as the University and Department links with world-class theatre in Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, London and beyond.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
History PhD
Category:
Humanities - History
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
As a postgraduate researcher in the Department of History you will have the opportunity to work alongside academic staff whose research is at the forefront of current historical scholarship. The Department was ranked first in the country in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise and is unrivalled in the geographical and chronological breadth of its research. From medieval Afghanistan to the modern United States, our staff provide expertise across British, European and world history from around 500 to the present day.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
History of Art PhD
Category:
Humanities - History of Art
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain. We give all possible support to our researchers, developing the resources available at the University and encouraging an active postgraduate environment for the exchange of information and concepts.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Music Performance Practice PhD
Category:
Humanities - Music
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
Uniquely, we offer degrees in performance practice at MA by Research and PhD levels, which allows performers of a proven ability to develop their work on historically-informed performances of western art music. The programmes are assessed by performance supported by written work which demonstrates a high level of ability in presenting, and reasoning from, historical evidence relating to performance practice.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Musical Composition PhD
Category:
Humanities - Music
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
Music as a creative art form in the 21st century can combine both tradition and innovation, bringing together instruments (some new, some with centuries of history) and the latest in high technology. As a composer today all of these resources are available to you, and our research degrees in composition aim to foster your skills as you navigate this exciting new world. On this programme you can create works which use electroacoustics and computer technology, traditional (and not so traditional) instrumental and vocal composition, or which combine these aspects. Works for interactive systems, multimedia, and sound installations are also welcome, and you are encouraged to find your own individual path.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Musicology PhD
Category:
Humanities - Music
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
The Music Department offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain, with access to outstanding facilities. Our staff include composers, performers and writers on music. Our wide research expertise covers the Medieval, Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, 19th and 20th century British music, music analysis, critical theory, ethnomusicology and sound studies.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Global Ethics PhD
Category:
Humanities - Philosophy
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
Within the Department of Philosophy, we offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research and explore the leading ethical issues of our time in a dynamic and reflective way. You can study in traditional PhD format, or through our PhD by Papers option. Our research interests cover a wide variety of topics; including ethics and global public health; ethics, war and terror; poverty and financial exclusion; and the ethics of borders and immigration.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Philosophy PhD
Category:
Humanities - Philosophy
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
We offer promising candidates the opportunity to study in a department that is strongly committed to delivering the highest quality of philosophical research. You can study in traditional PhD format, or through our PhD by Papers option. Our expert supervision spans across a wide range of areas, including: Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Logic; Philosophy of Mathematics; Moral Philosophy (theoretical and practical); Metaphysics and Epistemology; and Philosophy of Religion.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Theology and Religion PhD
Category:
Humanities - Theology and Religion
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
The University of Birmingham is an excellent centre for the study of religion and culture. It has built up good relationships and partnerships with Birmingham's many different communities, and such a rich cultural mix means that it provides an ideal setting to study the relations between Religion and Culture. The city is recognised as one of the most multicultural cities in Europe, with representation from most religious traditions.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Earth Sciences PhD
Category:
Natural Sciences - Earth Sciences
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
We undertake research across a wide range of the earth sciences and are always pleased to discuss individual research proposals from students. Our research groups focus on the following themes: hydrogeology; palaeobiology and palaeoenvironments; palaeoclimatology and subsurface structure and properties.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £20,280
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Geography and Environmental Sciences PhD
Category:
Natural Sciences - Earth Sciences
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
The School offers postgraduate research opportunities leading to PhD degrees across the whole range of its research activities, with funding coming from a variety of sources, including national research councils, School scholarships and industry. Postgraduate students benefit from a thriving research community, expert supervision, dedicated training programmes and the opportunity to participate in research seminars and discussions with academic staff.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £15,720 class-based, £20,280 lab-based
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Archaeology PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Archaeology
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
We offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a range of areas in Archaeology. Research opportunities include prehistoric, classical, historical, landscape, funerary, environmental and byzantine archaeology, as well as geographical information systems and digital archaeology.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Creative Writing PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Communications
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
The PhD in Creative Writing at Birmingham aims to support you in the development of a long-form piece of creative writing (for example, a novel or a script), or a sequence of related works (poems and short stories). You will be working in an environment which supports and encourages the development of craft and participation within a community of writers and scholars.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics
Category:
Social Sciences - Communications
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
We offer excellent candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain, while remaining in your resident country. We specialise in, and welcome applications from prospective PhD students interested in the following areas: Corpus Research, Cognitive Linguistics and Psycholinguistics, Discourse Analysis and Stylistics, and Language Learning and Teaching.
Length: 4 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £9,180
Out-of-State: Annually: £9,180
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Translation Studies PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Communications
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
This programme offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in the field of Translation Studies. As well as campus-based opportunities, you can also study by distance learning. Research strengths include: literary translation and reception; the history of translation; translation stylistics; corpus-based translation studies; translation and language change; adaptation; gender issues in translation; news translation and collaborative and self-translation.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
African Studies PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Cultural Studies
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
The Department of African Studies and Anthropology (DASA) offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a centre of excellence in the study of Africa. African Studies and Anthropology has been ranked second among all Area Studies departments in the country in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Cultural Heritage PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Cultural Studies
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
The Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH), based at the University of Birmingham, takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of heritage. The IIICH draws on a global network of researchers and practitioners, as well as its long established links with the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and one of the World’s largest independent museums run by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. We offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in all aspects of cultural heritage, heritage management and related areas and welcome ideas for research which are innovative, challenging and which push at the boundaries of the cultural heritage field.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
French Studies PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Cultural Studies
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
Our internationally recognised research in French Studies ranges from the medieval to the contemporary period, focusing on the 18th century and after, with the preponderance in the 20th and 21st centuries. Recent and on-going PhDs in French Studies span a broad range of periods and topics, and we welcome enquiries and proposals relating both to discrete specialisms and to interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary work.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
German Studies PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Cultural Studies
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
We offer promising German Studies candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the leading centres in the country for language, literature, history and culture. Germanists working here are part of a stimulating research culture within the Department of Modern Languages, and also benefit from special links to the DAAD-supported multidisciplinary Institute for German Studies. Between us we are able to offer an exceptionally wide range of expertise, and hence supervision opportunities, ranging from the medieval period to the present day, and from traditional literary analysis to cutting-edge interdisciplinary approaches.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Hispanic Studies PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Cultural Studies
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
We offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a vibrant and diverse postgraduate community. Research activity in Hispanic Studies spans medieval to modern, embracing the history, literatures and cultures of Spain, Catalonia, the Hispanic Caribbean, Spanish America, Portugal and Brazil. It also encompasses the disciplines of Linguistics, Translation Studies and Cinema.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Italian Studies PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Cultural Studies
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
Italian Studies at Birmingham has an excellent record in attracting postgraduate students and offers a vibrant postgraduate community that is firmly anchored within the broader context of Modern Languages. Research interests range from Medieval to Contemporary Italy and include expertise in literary studies, history of art, translation studies, cinema and visual culture studies, politics and media studies and cultural studies.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Russian Studies PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Cultural Studies
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
We offer promising Russian Studies candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the leading centres in the country for language, literature, history and culture. Researchers working here are part of a stimulating research culture within the Department of Modern Languages and beyond, benefitting from special links to the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) based in the College of Social Sciences. Between us we are able to offer an exceptionally wide range of expertise, and hence supervision opportunities, with a particular focus on contemporary topics in cultural studies and social science.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Sexuality and Gender Studies PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Gender Studies
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
You will receive supervision from leading international scholars of interdisciplinary Sexuality and Gender Studies. Postgraduate research in Sexuality and Gender Studies is a truly interdisciplinary collaboration, led by academics from a range of disciplines, each bringing their specific expertise to bear. Research can focus on topics including: feminist theory, masculinity studies, queer theory, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, ethnography, sexology, and criminology.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Law PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Law & Criminology
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
For over 85 years Birmingham Law School has made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship. Our academic staff are amongst the country's most eminent legal scholars and provide a supportive research culture that encourages and facilitates research activities. As well as providing expert supervision from an experienced member of staff, the School cultivates a friendly and supportive environment for its community of research students. We currently have over 70 students engaged in research degrees in the School. We regard postgraduate research students as playing an important part in maintaining and strengthening the research traditions of the School, and we are committed to increasing the number of such students and the range of the research which they are undertaking. It is not without significance that several members of the School’s academic staff were themselves postgraduate students here.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £4,270 full-time; £2,135 part-time
Out-of-State: Annually: £16,320 full-time
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
International Development PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Politics
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
International Development Department (IDD) research students by distance learning explore a wide variety of topics in international development and public management. We offer two types of research degree: MPhil and PhD. These research programmes offer the opportunity to pursue original research under the guidance of an academic supervisor in a more convenient manner for those unable to live and work on campus on a regular basis.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £2,098
Out-of-State: Annually: £7,605
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Local Government Studies PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Politics
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
Our distance learning MPhil and PhD degrees in Local Government Studies offer the opportunity to pursue original research under the guidance of an academic supervisor in a more convenient manner for those unable to live and work on campus on a regular basis. We are particularly interested in receiving applications on the modernisation agenda, changing patterns of local governance, the impact of public policy changes, democracy, public participation and community involvement. Applications to study for research degrees on a part-time basis are welcomed.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £2,098
Out-of-State: Annually: £7,605
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Birmingham
Established: 1900
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Political Science and International Studies PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Politics
Residency Requirements: Required to visit the University once per full year of study for duration of two weeks.
Our distance learning MPhil and PhD degrees in Political Science and International Studies offer the opportunity to pursue original research under the guidance of an academic supervisor in a more convenient manner for those unable to live and work on campus on a regular basis. We are able to supervise a wide range of topics, in line with the research interests of staff. In broad terms our research work is focused around eight research groups: Asia; Diplomatic Studies; European Politics; International Political Economy; Political Theory; Security Studies; International Relations Theory; and Political Sociology.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: Annually: £2,098
Out-of-State: Annually: £7,605
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Utah
Established: 1850
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
Category:
Healthcare - Occupational Therapy
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
The Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies is pleased to offer a professional doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) to individuals with a degree in occupational therapy from an entry-level educational program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). We offer this program completely online, making it a great choice for working professionals all over the world. Applicants to this program must be certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or equivalent in their country of residence/practice and have at least two years of practice as an OT. Our OTD program accommodates students holding either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level with specific paths for both. The focus of the OTD is to provide clinicians with a stronger, more up-to-date theoretical base; advance their leadership skills; and provide them with knowledge and skills in evidence-based research related to their chosen area of emphasis.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $4,450.23 per semester
Out-of-State: $4,450.23 per semester
ARWU Rank:
 151-200
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Curtin University
Established: 1987
Country: Australia
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Sustainable Development
Category:
Social Sciences - Sustainability
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
Based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this innovative course is among the first of its kind. In this course, you will develop a critical understanding of the complex issues that lay at the frontier of sustainable development. You will understand sustainable development as a profoundly inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary endeavor, involving professionals, policy developers and researchers on global and local scales. The Doctor of Sustainable Development will comprise at least two-thirds research and four units of coursework. You will learn cognitive and technical skills relevant to sustainable development and use these skills to undertake a significant research project. Your research will be well designed and locally embedded to help you become a long-term influencer of change within society and your profession. Importantly, you will have the opportunity to research and write your thesis predominantly in situ in developing countries. You may have the option of writing your thesis for publication.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 151-200
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Oregon State University
Established: 1858
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Adult and Higher Education (Ph.D.)
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Intensive one-week course during the summer at OSU's main campus in Corvallis, Oregon.
Oregon State University's Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program in Adult and Higher Education prepares post-secondary education professionals for leadership roles in four-year universities, community colleges and similar institutions. Effective leadership is a combination of management, vision and commitment to the mission of higher education institutions. This degree program, offered by Oregon State University's College of Education and delivered through OSU Ecampus, is grounded in OSU’s commitment to developing tomorrow’s leaders with the principle that leadership can be learned and enhanced.
Length: 3 to 4 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $557 per credit
Out-of-State: $557 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 151-200
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Oregon State University
Established: 1858
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ph.D. in Counseling
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Face-to-face classes occur only twice each quarter in a Friday through Saturday block in Wilsonville, Oregon.
The Ph.D. in Counseling program prepares students to work as advanced practitioners, clinical supervisors and counselor educators in clinical and academic settings. The program emphasizes student contribution to the counseling profession through research while understanding and addressing the societal changes of today's communities. OSU's program is CACREP-accredited and aims to prepare graduates to be leaders and advocates for change. This doctorate program is offered by the Oregon State University College of Education and online courses are delivered by OSU Ecampus.
Length: 3 to 4 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $557 per credit
Out-of-State: $557 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 151-200
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Delaware
Established: 1743
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Periodic on-campus requirements.
Prepares graduates to perform at the highest level of advanced nursing practice. The foundation for practice expertise with a population health focus will enable the graduate to plan and lead evidence-based interventions, quality improvement strategies and health policy changes that address patient safety, promote patient-centered care, and reduce health disparities among diverse groups. Three concentrations are available in a hybrid online and on-campus format: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $995 per credit
Out-of-State: $995 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 151-200
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Iowa
Established: 1847
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: The vast majority of the courses are offered online; however, there are some where on site is required.
The Health Systems program at the University of Iowa College of Nursing prepares the next generation of nurse leaders by providing the knowledge and skillsets needed to excel in quality improvement, evidence-based management practices, and systems management. As one of the college’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs, Health Systems is intertwined with Nursing Administration & Leadership and the curriculum is taught by faculty who are national leaders in clinical education and evidence-based practice.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $1,190.25 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,190.25 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 151-200
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Established: 1863
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Experiential learning through clinical internships to be arranged in your area.
The UMass Amherst Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, introduced in 2006, was one of the first online DNP programs in the country, and has since won a number of national and regional awards for excellence in online education.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $750 per credit
Out-of-State: $750 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 151-200
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Educational Studies
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Six credit hours of coursework must be in-residence, on-campus, as approved by your adviser. These are typically completed as one week in-residence sessions during the summer.
This blended program is designed to prepare you for a scholarly position as faculty in education leadership and higher education or for positions that require knowledge of educational leadership and/or higher education and extensive research preparation.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $346.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $700.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 151-200
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Established: 1839
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
EdD in Educational Studies
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
This fully online Ed.D. program in educational leadership is designed to prepare you for professional practice and to help you develop the leadership and analytical skills needed to confront difficult problems of practice in P-20 education, higher education, community colleges, or other educational institutions. This program is for you if you have a master's degree and aspire to hold an administrative position other than P-12 administration. The degree is ideal if you intend to pursue or continue a career as a practicing administrator in an education or related organization. The program benefits practitioners working in P-20 educational settings, higher education, community colleges or other education related organizations throughout the world.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $346.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $700.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 151-200
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Educational Administration, EdD Specialization in P-12
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: Three on-campus seminars during the first, second and third summer terms of enrollment.
The blended P-12 specialization in educational administration is a cooperative program offered through both the Lincoln and Omaha campuses. This program is designed for students seeking an endorsement as a P-12 superintendent. Courses integrate the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards to enable students to develop the principles, processes, and practical skills necessary for effective district-level leadership.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $346.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $700.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Colorado State University
Established: 1870
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Higher Education Leadership Ph.D.
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: Face-to-face summer class each summer for 6 days.
This online Ph.D. in higher education leadership provides a unique and enriching educational experience, allowing you to connect with your professors and cohort, and receive a top-quality education, while still maintaining full-time employment at your home institution.
Length: 5 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $899 per credit
Out-of-State: $899 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Colorado State University
Established: 1870
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Systems Engineering Ph.D.
Category:
Technology - Engineering Science
Residency Requirements: Dissertation may or may not require a campus visit.
The online Ph.D. in systems engineering is a competitive program for working professionals, offering a flexible study format and applicable material. Students are encouraged to problem-solve current issues faced by their employers as part of their studies. Designed for senior management and top-level executives, CSU's highly selective online systems engineering Ph.D. program only accepts a handful of students each semester to maintain the integrity and quality of the student experience.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $666-$985 per credit
Out-of-State: $666-$985 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Drexel University
Established: 1891
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
Drexel's accredited online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. The mission of the DNP program is to prepare individuals to assume leadership roles as executives or practitioners and to apply evidence-based practice to improve individual, family, and community health outcomes. Nurses who graduate from Drexel's DNP program are well-equipped to fully implement the science developed by nurse researchers in PhD, DNSc, and other research-focused nursing doctorates.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $953 per credit
Out-of-State: $953 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Drexel University
Established: 1891
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
EdD in Educational Leadership and Management
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
Drexel University’s online Doctor of Education degree equips ambitious professionals with advanced management competencies for a broad range of learning environments. Offered by Drexel’s award-winning School of Education, this accredited, fully-online program is ideal for all levels of administrators and instructional experts. The EdD is a singular program based on the Drexel philosophy that theory springs from practice. You will be encouraged to challenge your own thinking within a group and venture beyond problem solving to a unique model of individual leadership that will become a lifelong pattern of professional communication and growth.
Length: 3 to 5 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $1228 per credit
Out-of-State: $1228 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Florida State University
Established: 1857
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Educational Leadership and Policy, Ed.D.
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: Face-to-face seminars that occur for three consecutive summer sessions.
The online Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy is Florida State University's first online doctoral program. This program prepares education leaders and scholarly practitioners to be knowledgeable about organizational systems, actively engaged in research to improve policy and practice, and attuned to issues of equity. The program is developed for working professionals who have a Master's degree and relevant professional experience. Working with premier faculty, students will develop the professional and analytical skills to address the most pressing problems in education. Graduates assume roles as senior-level educational leaders, policymakers, and policy researchers both domestically and internationally.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $444.26 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,075.66 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Iowa State University
Established: 1858
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Apparel, Merchandising, and Design (Doctor of Philosophy)
Category:
Social Sciences - Business & Management
Residency Requirements: Two short on-campus summer coursework sessions.
ISU offers a distance (hybrid) Ph.D. in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design for working professionals. In the distance Doctor of Philosophy program, award-winning ISU faculty prepare you to succeed as a professional in industry, museums, or academia. This hybrid distance program features one or two short on-campus summer coursework sessions (that help meet the residency requirement). Other credits can be done at a distance.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Iowa State University
Established: 1858
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Hospitality Management (Doctor of Philosophy)
Category:
Social Sciences - Business & Management
Residency Requirements: Students must participate in the hybrid program for 2 consecutive summer sessions on campus .
The Distance Doctor of Philosophy (DDP) program is designed to meet the needs of professionals employed in industry, education, and other hospitality-related professions who want to obtain a terminal degree for their career advancement. Students must participate in the hybrid program for 2 consecutive summer sessions on campus (maximum of 3 weeks each) and enroll in courses delivered via the web during fall and spring semesters. Students completing requirements of the program will earn a Ph.D. in Foodservice and Lodging Management.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Medical University of South Carolina
Established: 1824
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Some courses require a visit to campus. Each of these visits are 2-3 days and students are given 90 days notice of exact dates.
The DNP program is a practice-focused doctoral program in nursing that awards both the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and the terminal professional degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) upon graduation. Graduates will be employed in primary care settings, hospitals, public health agencies, and schools of nursing. The purpose of the program is to prepare graduates who will practice nursing at the highest clinical level.
Length: 2 to 4 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $835 per credit
Out-of-State: $985 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Medical University of South Carolina
Established: 1824
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD Nursing
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Four learning intensives.
The Ph.D. in Nursing Science program is based on essential competencies required for the beginning of independent research in nurse science. These include: theory application, research design and methods, data analysis, ethics, team science, the mentored conduct of research, leadership, policy, and knowledge translation and dissemination. After that, students embark on their dissertation research. During candidacy students may enroll in electives that build on the core foundation to individualize the program: mentored teaching, mentored policy, ethics, and education electives.
Length: 3 to 4 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $835 per credit
Out-of-State: $985 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Medical University of South Carolina
Established: 1824
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Health Administration
Category:
Healthcare - Health Leadership & Management
Residency Requirements: Each semester students will be required to spend one long weekend on MUSC's campus attending classes.
The DHA Executive program is a three-year curriculum, with new classes beginning each fall. Courses are taught by resident faculty along with nationally known visiting scholars. The program combines face-to-face meetings with internet-based instruction. Each semester students will be required to spend one long weekend on MUSC's campus attending classes. Two years of formal course work are provided through online presentations and asynchronous discussion. Papers and other required assignments are completed during home study between campus sessions. The third year of the program is devoted to individual, supervised doctoral project research.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $20,265 annually
Out-of-State: $20,265 annually
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Northeastern University (Boston)
Established: 1898
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Category:
Healthcare - Physical Therapy
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
This unique online program was created specifically for practicing physical therapists who want to advance their careers by acquiring the latest knowledge, skills, and best practices. Core courses address essential topics in physical therapy such as differential diagnosis and medical screening, diagnostic imaging, pharmacology, nutrition, and motor control, as well as techniques for case analysis and statistical research. In the capstone course, Comprehensive Case Analysis, each student researches and prepares a comprehensive and publishable case report or other scholarly work on a specific patient’s course of treatment. The program also lets students focus their studies through specializations in orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, advanced nutrition, women's health, education, and business management. Students with more specific interests may also consult with faculty to develop their own specialized programs for study. This personalization is further enhanced by the online format, which enables new forms of interaction and collaboration.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $646.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $646.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Northeastern University (Boston)
Established: 1898
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Students attend one week of residency in their first year and one week in their second year during the summer in Boston.
Northeastern University's Doctor of Education (EdD) program prepares today's educators with the advanced skills and knowledge they need to develop solutions to the various challenges their organizations face now and into the future. Transforming the educational landscape is our mission. With our online curriculum, doctoral students the world over are able to pursue the issues they’re passionate about and effect meaningful change to their communities, without having to leave them.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: N/A
In-State: $767.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $767.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The University of Reading
Established: 1892
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Global Research - PhD Enquiry
Category:
Humanities
Residency Requirements: Variable.
The programme is aimed at students who need to study for most of their registration period at another, usually overseas, site. Once it has been agreed that you have the appropriate academic background, your proposed research topic is acceptable and that the PhD can be carried out at a distance, you will need to make a formal application through the University's online application system, highlighting that you wish to study for a PhD by Distance.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: Variable
Required Master's Degree: Variable
In-State: Variable
Out-of-State: Variable
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
Established: 1846
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning, PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning (CISL) is a multidisciplinary doctoral degree program that focuses on addressing practical educational problems through research in diverse contexts for learning and teaching. While educational programs in Curriculum and Instruction are common, our program stands out by emphasizing the Science of Learning, a 21st century approach to developing evidenced-based practice through design research. In design research, we implement innovative practice/curriculum, study the effects, and improve the implementation for further study. The field emerged out of new technological innovations but has expanded to include diverse interdisciplinary formations to create educational solutions.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Aberdeen
Established: 1495
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in History
Category:
Humanities - History
Residency Requirements: Supervisors may stipulate that some meetings be in person.
The PhD at the University of Aberdeen is a research degree. Research degrees are defined by the student’s own research proposal, on which (s)he will write a thesis. Research students read on their own research topic and work closely with their supervisors to define research and write a thesis. They also attend regular research seminars, are provided with opportunities to attend conferences and for some postgraduates, there are opportunities to gain undergraduate teaching experience.
Length: 36 to 72 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £165 per credit
Out-of-State: £615 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Aberdeen
Established: 1495
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in History of Art
Category:
Humanities - History of Art
Residency Requirements: Supervisors may stipulate that some meetings be in person.
The PhD at the University of Aberdeen is a research degree. Research degrees are defined by the student’s own research proposal, on which (s)he will write a thesis. Research students read on their own research topic and work closely with their supervisors to define research and write a thesis. They also attend regular research seminars, are provided with opportunities to attend conferences and for some postgraduates, there are opportunities to gain undergraduate teaching experience.
Length: 36 to 72 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £165 per credit
Out-of-State: £615 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Aberdeen
Established: 1495
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Philosophy
Category:
Humanities - Philosophy
Residency Requirements: Supervisors may stipulate that some meetings be in person.
The PhD at the University of Aberdeen is a research degree. Research degrees are defined by the student’s own research proposal, on which (s)he will write a thesis. Research students read on their own research topic and work closely with their supervisors to define research and write a thesis. They also attend regular research seminars, are provided with opportunities to attend conferences and for some postgraduates, there are opportunities to gain undergraduate teaching experience.
Length: 36 to 72 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £165 per credit
Out-of-State: £615 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Aberdeen
Established: 1495
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Divinity
Category:
Humanities - Theology and Religion
Residency Requirements: Supervisors may stipulate that some meetings be in person.
The PhD at the University of Aberdeen is a research degree. Research degrees are defined by the student’s own research proposal, on which (s)he will write a thesis. Research students read on their own research topic and work closely with their supervisors to define research and write a thesis. They also attend regular research seminars, are provided with opportunities to attend conferences and for some postgraduates, there are opportunities to gain undergraduate teaching experience.
Length: 36 to 72 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £165 per credit
Out-of-State: £615 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Aberdeen
Established: 1495
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Religious Studies
Category:
Humanities - Theology and Religion
Residency Requirements: Supervisors may stipulate that some meetings be in person.
The PhD at the University of Aberdeen is a research degree. Research degrees are defined by the student’s own research proposal, on which (s)he will write a thesis. Research students read on their own research topic and work closely with their supervisors to define research and write a thesis. They also attend regular research seminars, are provided with opportunities to attend conferences and for some postgraduates, there are opportunities to gain undergraduate teaching experience.
Length: 36 to 72 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £165 per credit
Out-of-State: £615 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Aberdeen
Established: 1495
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Scandinavian Studies
Category:
Social Sciences - Cultural Studies
Residency Requirements: Supervisors may stipulate that some meetings be in person.
The PhD at the University of Aberdeen is a research degree. Research degrees are defined by the student’s own research proposal, on which (s)he will write a thesis. Research students read on their own research topic and work closely with their supervisors to define research and write a thesis. They also attend regular research seminars, are provided with opportunities to attend conferences and for some postgraduates, there are opportunities to gain undergraduate teaching experience.
Length: 36 to 72 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £165 per credit
Out-of-State: £615 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Established: 1966
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required periodic on-campus intensives.
Doctor of Nursing Practice is the terminal clinical degree that prepares advanced practice nurses with the knowledge and skills to lead population health and health system change.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.2+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $555 per credit
Out-of-State: $555 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Established: 1966
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
DSc in Administration-Health Services, Executive
Category:
Healthcare - Health Leadership & Management
Residency Requirements: Three eight-day on-campus intensive sessions each year.
The Executive Doctor of Science Degree in Administration-Health Services is a practice-oriented, academic program designed for experienced healthcare executives who currently occupy or who are preparing to enter senior leadership positions.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $36,600 annually
Out-of-State: $36,600 annually
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Houston
Established: 1927
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Professional Leadership (Ed.D)
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The Online Executive Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Professional Leadership, with an emphasis in Literacy or Social Studies/Social Education, in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is an online 51- credit hour program providing research and applied skills for educators grappling with current issues in urban settings. The program is designed to facilitate the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for instructional leadership in curriculum and instruction in urban schools, developmental reading programs, community organizations and related educational institutions. The intent is for graduates of this program to remain in educational settings as instructional leaders. The design of the program emphasizes content inquiry, problem-solving and participant collaboration in a variety of courses and research activities.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: N/A
In-State: $404 per credit
Out-of-State: $404 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Established: 1982
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Public Health in Leadership
Category:
Healthcare - Health Leadership & Management
Residency Requirements: Summer Institute (Three-day program in August) is an annual, mandatory residency component.
The DrPH offered by the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago is tailored to mid-career public health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and practice of public health. With the flexibility to learn online from anywhere around the world, students in the DrPH Program in Leadership will join a stimulating community of peers and renowned faculty en route to an outstanding educational experience. Those who earn the DrPH from UIC will possess the skills to lead practice-based research, influence public health policy, effect change in health systems and institutions, and assume key roles in the public health community at local, national and international levels.
Length: 4 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $65,000 total
Out-of-State: $65,000 total
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Kansas
Established: 1865
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Attendance on campus at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City is required.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at the KU School of Nursing offers a flexible learning environment to prepare nurses at the highest level of practice. The DNP curriculum provides sophisticated, cutting-edge experiences that help nurses actively engage in a complex, dynamic and demanding health care field. Skills in collaboration, innovation and evaluation, complemented by advanced practice nursing skills, will prepare nurses to shape the future of health care.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.5+ undergrad, 3.25+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $404.85 per credit
Out-of-State: $404.85 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Kansas
Established: 1865
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing (PhD)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Summer residencies at the end of year two and year three.
The four purposes of the doctoral program at the KU School of Nursing are to prepare graduates to function in faculty positions in college and university settings; to conduct independent research and scholarly endeavors in nursing; to generate and expand theoretical, empirical, and philosophical bases for nursing practice; and to provide leadership to the profession and interpret nursing to society.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: 3.5+ undergrad, 3.25+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $404.85 per credit
Out-of-State: $404.85 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Kansas
Established: 1865
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Category:
Healthcare - Occupational Therapy
Residency Requirements: At least once during the program, students attend an annual meeting on campus for people to meet in person.
This program of study is directed at therapists already in practice and who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills at a doctoral level of expertise to meet the increasing demands of complex practice issues. This program is designed for those with a masters degree in occupational therapy or a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy with a master’s degree in another area. Offered entirely online, this program focuses on specialization and professional leadership in practice and students can complete the course work while continuing to work in the profession.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $404.85 per credit
Out-of-State: $404.85 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Established: 1807
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Majority of specialty courses meet on campus. All on campus/face-to-face courses are held one day per week.
The DNP program prepares elite nursing professionals to lead in today's increasingly complex health care system, applying evolving best practices to make dramatic improvements in patient care.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Mental Health
Residency Requirements: On-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. Additional campus visits will be required throughout the program.
A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in family psychiatry and mental health. If you want to deliver advanced primary mental health care to children, adolescents and their families, this program could be for you.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: 3.3+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $444.60 per credit
Out-of-State: $444.60 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: On-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. Additional campus visits will be required throughout the program, approximately once per year.
A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in gerontology. If you want to become a clinical expert in advanced nursing, empower other nurses, and effect system wide improvements in care, this may be the degree for you.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: 3.3+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $444.60 per credit
Out-of-State: $444.60 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: On-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. Additional campus visits will be required throughout the program.
A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in family nursing. If you want to promote good health, prevent injury and disease, and manage chronic illnesses, this could be the program for you.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: 3.3+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $444.60 per credit
Out-of-State: $444.60 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: On-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. An additional campus visit will be required at the end of the program.
A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career as a nurse leader. If you want to deliver innovative care, provide quality outcomes and lead change, this program could be for you.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $444.60 per credit
Out-of-State: $444.60 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: On-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. Additional campus visits will be required throughout the program.
A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in pediatrics. If you want to provide comprehensive health care from birth through young adulthood in primary or specialty settings, this could be the program for you.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: 3.3+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $444.60 per credit
Out-of-State: $444.60 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing (PhD)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: A campus visit is required for a minimum of one week during the first summer of your enrollment. You also will spend four days on campus each April. You also must attend one professional meeting annually with your research mentor.
The MU doctor of philosophy in nursing (PhD) program prepares clinical scholars, educators, and researchers for leadership roles in a variety of academic, industry, and health care settings. If you want to share your research and clinical specialties with the academic community, service sector and public policy arena, this may be the degree for you.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.3+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $444.60 per credit
Out-of-State: $444.60 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Agricultural Education and Leadership (PhD)
Category:
Natural Sciences - Agriculture
Residency Requirements: Some campus visits are required.
A doctorate in agricultural education from MU can help you advance your career in agricultural or extension education, communication or informal adult education. If you want to connect with expert faculty members and take an innovative, high-tech approach to agricultural education, this may be the degree for you.
Length: 4 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $360 per credit.
Out-of-State: $551.51 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Architectural Studies (PhD)
Category:
Social Sciences - Architecture
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
A doctorate from MU can help you acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct research that contributes to the foundation of architecture and interior design. If you want to understand how specialized research contributes to the definition and evolution of an improved theoretical and methodological basis for architectural studies, this may be the degree for you.
Length: 5 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $696.09 per credit
Out-of-State: $696.09 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Art Education (PhD)
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Must complete at least three consecutive semesters on campus.
A doctorate in art education from MU can help you expand your teaching skills and develop an expertise in conceptualizing, conducting and reporting current research topics. If you want to advance your career in college-level teaching, research or leadership, this may be the degree for you.
Length: Up to 8 years
Required GPA: 3.2+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $416.49 per credit
Out-of-State: $416.49 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Educational Leadership (EdD)
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: Your course work will be online and in person on MU's Columbia, Missouri campus during your first two summers and at your assigned partner institution during the fall and spring semesters.
The online doctorate in educational leadership from MU lets you continue your career while also acquiring skills that you can put to use immediately. If you are a practicing educational leader ready to enhance your leadership skills and career opportunities, this may be the degree for you.
Length: 4 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $486.49 per credit
Out-of-State: $486.49 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of South Florida
Established: 1956
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ph.D. in Career & Workforce Education
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: "Students are expected to come to the Tampa campus three times each year as part of CWE core coursework."
The Ph.D. in Career and Workforce Education is a research degree that prepares professionals interested in positions in teaching, research, and policy positions in universities, four-year colleges, community/technical colleges, government agencies, and in the private sector. The doctoral program seeks to provide professionals in related fields with the preparation needed to address important research questions central to the planning, organization, delivery, and evaluation of systems and components involving the connection of education, work, and economic development.
Length: 3 to 7 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Established: 1794
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Two coordinated on-site face-to-face course sessions per term.
The DNP program prepares students to influence health care outcomes for individuals and patient populations by using evidence-based practice, evaluating and implementing health policy, developing new and innovative clinical systems, and becoming leaders in nursing. In the past, advancing your nursing education to the doctoral level meant a career path in education or research. Today, due to the complexity of health care, doctorally prepared nurses are becoming increasingly important in clinical practice. By combining advanced practice nursing skills, appraisal and application of research, and leadership competence, you are empowered to become a more efficient and effective practitioner. DNP clinical experts collaborate with other professionals to make a positive impact in their community and in health care.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.3+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $615 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,626 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Established: 1794
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Two on-campus sessions per semester.
An advantage of pursuing the doctorate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is access to the rich resources of one of the top research institutions in the nation. PhD students are taught by, and work collaboratively with, nationally and internationally prominent researchers in nursing and many other disciplines. Key research foci of the college are technology, symptom science, caregiving, and translational science. Certificate programs are offered in nursing education and health policy. Both full-time and part-time options are available. The faculty is committed to quality, innovation, accessibility, and mentoring.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $615 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,626 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Established: 1794
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Social Work (DSW) in Clinical Practice and Leadership
Category:
Healthcare - Social Work
Residency Requirements: Students will spend one week each summer on the UT Knoxville campus engaged in intensive knowledge and skills development.
The post-MSW/MSSW Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) in clinical practice program is for individuals interested in advancing their clinical knowledge and becoming leaders in clinical practice. Advanced practitioners in social work are research-literate, reflective and professional leaders in their field. They are able to draw on a range of empirical, theoretical and professional sources of knowledge and take the lead on social work policy and practice innovations. The DSW differs from other social work doctorates in that it is a professional practice degree, designed to prepare students for advanced clinical practice and advanced practice leadership. Geared toward working professionals, the DSW is an intensive accelerated program that enables students to satisfy all degree requirements in three years, without career disruption.
Length: 3 Years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $6,542 per semester
Out-of-State: $15,751 per semester
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of York
Established: 1963
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in History of Art
Category:
Humanities - History of Art
Residency Requirements: Two weeks of attendance per academic year is required.
This programme is ideal for students with commitments which prevent them from being resident within reasonable travelling distance of York. While a minimum of two weeks of attendance per academic year is required (for registration, training, meetings with the thesis advisory panel and the annual PhD conference), this programme allows students to research overseas while still receiving support and training online and by video-conferencing. Access to an internet connection and relevant library and/or archives is essential for this programme.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of York
Established: 1963
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Archaeology
Category:
Social Sciences - Archaeology
Residency Requirements: You will be required to visit York in person for at least two weeks per year.
The Distance Learning (DL) PhD is offered, according to subject-area, in Archaeology or in Conservation Studies and aims to let you obtain a doctorate when you need more flexible residence requirements than those allowed by our conventional PhD degree. DL learning outcomes are the same as those of the latter degree, as are milestones for progression and entry requirements (see further below). We will, however, ask for justification for taking the DL option and will then assess the feasibility of the work programme. The latter will be embodied in a plan of study outlining resources and facilities needed, training requirements and an associated timeline, which will need to be in place before being accepted onto the programme. A research topic that requires specialised equipment and facilities may not be possible as DL, unless special arrangements can be agreed in advance which ensure that these needs can be met for the duration of your degree.
Length: 3 to 4 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of York
Established: 1963
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Education
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Some residency requirements.
The PhD in Education is designed to enhance specialised knowledge through academic study and research. The programme is suitable for teacher educators. The course focuses on practice and aims to help students to achieve a critical understanding of teaching theories and to obtain solid grounding in research methodology appropriate for conducting research projects in their professional contexts.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of York
Established: 1963
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Computer Science
Category:
Technology - Computer Science
Residency Requirements: The PhD degree involves annual progression meetings and other formal requirements including written work, seminars and other oral deliverables.
Whether your interest is in how users interact with technology, or you want to work with world-leading researchers in quantum computing or artificial immune systems, our Department is the place for you to gain a degree in research.When you take a degree by research in Computer Science, you will work closely with one of our internationally respected research groups. You define an area of study, and work with one of our world leading academics as your supervior. A second member of staff - an assessor - provides further support. You become a member of one of our established research groups, and you will benefit from the accumulated knowledge and resources of your colleagues.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Established: 1837
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice, DNAP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The mission of the Department of Nurse Anesthesia is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as part of an interprofessional team to serve the public through the delivery of safe, cost-efficient, quality anesthesia services and to develop leaders and scholars who will advance the specialty of nurse anesthesia through research, scholarship and public service. The department achieves this mission by establishing an environment that values excellence, stimulates creativity and recognizes achievement. The overall objective of the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program is to prepare graduates who have acquired knowledge, skills and competencies in patient safety, perianesthetic management, critical thinking and communication to fulfill their professional responsibility as certified nurse anesthetists.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $522.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,112.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Established: 1837
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Students will come to VCU three times per year at the beginning of each semester, generally for 2-3 days at a time.
The DNP degree is the highest practice degree in nursing. With the increasing complexity of health care and the nationwide demand for more doctorally prepared nurses, our program will increase the number of expert practitioners prepared to translate research into evidence-based practice. Our graduates also will be prepared to lead teams of health care professionals in a wide variety of settings to improve patient outcomes. Our DNP program emphasizes patient safety and quality improvement, leadership, health policy, and organizational systems. With an online format geared toward the working nurse, students will come to VCU three times per year at the beginning of each semester, generally for 2-3 days at a time.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $522.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,112.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Established: 1837
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing (Ph.D.)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The goal of the doctoral program in nursing is the preparation of scholars to develop knowledge in the discipline of nursing. The program examines knowledge development in nursing through an understanding of the impact of a wide range of historical influences on the discipline and through analysis of how emerging societal issues influence knowledge development. Knowledge in the humanities and social sciences and an understanding of knowledge development in other disciplines is viewed as foundational to a full understanding of knowledge development in nursing. Methodologic competency (i.e., knowledge of research designs, methodologies and tools) is also essential to a full understanding of the scope, range and path of knowledge development and the relevance to nursing practice.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $522.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,112.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Established: 1837
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences
Category:
Healthcare - Health Leadership & Management
Residency Requirements: Required to attend 2 two-week sessions per year.
The program will provide experienced health professionals with advanced knowledge and skills so that they may assume positions in teaching, research and administration upon graduation. It offers a curriculum with an interdisciplinary core of courses with concentrations in clinical laboratory sciences, gerontology, health care outcomes research, nurse anesthesia, occupational therapy, patient counseling, physical therapy, radiation sciences and rehabilitation leadership. The program emphasizes use of distance-learning technologies combined with traditional didactic methods. The curriculum is relevant, timely and meaningful to a multidisciplinary cohort of students.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $522.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,112.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Yeshiva University
Established: 1886
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
EdD in Jewish Educational Leadership and Innovation
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: Four 3-day touchstone meetings spread throughout the spring and fall semesters and an annual five-day Intensive Summer Institute.
The needs of our schools and communities are great, but your opportunity to transform the educational experience, and with it the future of the Jewish people, is greater. We take seriously our responsibility to train the next generation of educators. Within a collegial and close-knit environment, you will benefit from the wisdom and guidance of an internationally recognized faculty, innovative and comprehensive courses, collaborative student faculty research, intensive field experience, exposure to advanced educational technology, and academic and professional mentoring that is second to none.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $1,125 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,125 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
James Cook University
Established: 1961
Country: Australia
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Pharmacy
Category:
Healthcare - Pharmacy
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The Doctor of Pharmacy is a professional research degree. It is a flexible program incorporating supervised original research and elective coursework components. The research component represents two thirds of the total credit points for the doctorate, and culminates in the submission of a thesis. The research project(s) would be carried out at the student’s clinical centre, and would be developed and supervised by academic staff from JCU with local collaborators. The elective coursework component represents one third of the total credit points for the doctorate, and consists of a combination of masters level coursework subjects, clinical attachments, specialisations, or additional in-service projects (not contributing to the research thesis component).
Length: 4 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Lancaster University
Established: 1964
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Dementia Studies
Category:
Healthcare - Mental Health
Residency Requirements: Annual interactive academies held at Lancaster University in September.
This part-time programme offers you a flexible approach to your study due to its innovative blend of face-to-face and distance learning approaches. The curriculum provides opportunities to gain a deeper and more critical insight into dementia theory and practice from academics who are internationally recognised in this field. Additionally it provides you with the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and develop advanced skills in research design, practice and dissemination. There is a residential academy each year where you can meet with others on the programme and their tutors. The rest of the course is taught online.
Length: 4 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Lancaster University
Established: 1964
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Mental Health
Category:
Healthcare - Mental Health
Residency Requirements: Annual interactive academies held at Lancaster University in September.
The PhD in Mental Health provides opportunities for professionals working within the field of mental health, in the UK and internationally, to gain a deeper and more critical insight into their practice, whether they are based within healthcare settings, local government, education, research or management. This programme meets the needs of mental health professionals wishing to enhance their research skills, develop their understanding of theory, policy and practice, and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field, while at the same time fulfilling their existing responsibilities.
Length: 48 to 84 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3,167 per year
Out-of-State: £8,225 per year
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Lancaster University
Established: 1964
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Palliative Care
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Annual interactive academies held at Lancaster University in September.
The PhD in Palliative Care provides opportunities for people working in palliative, hospice and end of life care, in the UK and internationally, to undertake advanced study. This programme meets the needs of palliative care professionals wishing to enhance their research skills, develop their critical understanding of policy and practice, improve their scholarship, and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field, while at the same time fulfilling their existing responsibilities. The specialist taught modules develop an understanding of the development of end of life services and movements in different settings and cultures around the world; the models of care that have been adopted; and the issues involved in assessing the impact of these – individually, socially and societally.
Length: 48 to 84 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3,090 per year
Out-of-State: £8,025 per year
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Lancaster University
Established: 1964
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Health Economics and Policy
Category:
Healthcare - Health Leadership & Management
Residency Requirements: Annual interactive academies held at Lancaster University in September.
The PhD in Health Economics and Policy provides opportunities to gain a deeper and more critical insight into health economics theory, research and practice, whether they are based within healthcare settings, industry, international organisations, local government, education, research, or management. This programme meets the needs of those wishing to enhance their research skills, develop their understanding of theory, policy and practice, and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field, while at the same time fulfilling their existing responsibilities. The course is aimed at individuals based in international settings or in the UK. The programme is offered part-time and via blended/distance e-learning.
Length: 48 to 84 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3,167 per year
Out-of-State: £8,225 per year
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Lancaster University
Established: 1964
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Public Health
Category:
Healthcare - Health Leadership & Management
Residency Requirements: Annual interactive academies held at Lancaster University in September.
The PhD in Public Health provides opportunities for professionals working within the field of public health, in the UK and internationally, to gain a deeper and more critical insight into their practice, whether they are based within healthcare settings, within local government, education, research or management. This programme meets the needs of public health professionals wishing to enhance their research skills, develop their understanding of policy and practice, and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field, while at the same time fulfilling their existing responsibilities.
Length: 48 to 84 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3,167 per year
Out-of-State: £8,225 per year
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Lancaster University
Established: 1964
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Two four-day residential meetings.
This structured part-time Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning leads to a PhD. The programme combines a limited number of face-to-face residential meetings with carefully designed 'online' learning activities and peer collaboration. It is available to anyone in the world wishing to develop their e-learning research and practice. This PhD doctoral programme is designed specifically for people who wish to study to an advanced level and carry out a piece of research of the highest possible standard in an aspect of their professional practice.
Length: 4 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3,940 per year
Out-of-State: £7,040 per year
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Lancaster University
Established: 1964
Country: UK
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Education and Social Justice
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
This unique PhD in Education and Social Justice (by thesis and coursework) is a part-time structured PhD programme that is undertaken entirely online, over 4 years. It provides a well-defined and supported route to a PhD for people around the world. The programme is designed so that participants can study entirely from home and whilst in full- or part-time employment. The programme enables professionals, who are working to promote social justice in or through education, to become autonomous researchers and to gain deeper and more critical insights into their professional practice and concerns. It includes development of the capacity to undertake and write up a substantial, original research project.
Length: 4 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3,940 per year
Out-of-State: £7,040 per year
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Lancaster University
Established: 1964
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Educational Research - Higher Education
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Residentials at Lancaster four times a year.
This PhD in Educational Research - Higher Education is part-time structured programme that is undertaken through directed study and residential-based learning over 4 years. Participants focus on their final research thesis from the third year onwards. It is a well-established and successful route to a professional doctorate, having been delivered successfully for over 20 years. The aim of the programme is to provide an opportunity for higher education professionals to become autonomous researchers and to gain deeper and more critical insight into their own and others' professional practices and concerns.
Length: 4 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3,940 per year
Out-of-State: £7,040 per year
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Lancaster University
Established: 1964
Country: UK
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
The programme provides a well-defined and supported route to a PhD for professionals working in higher education institutions around the world. Participants can study entirely at a distance from Lancaster and whilst in full or part-time employment in a higher education environment. This programme is exclusively designed for higher education professionals of whatever sort, for example: academics; managers; administrators; educational developers; student learning specialists.
Length: 4 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3,940 per year
Out-of-State: £7,040 per year
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Lancaster University
Established: 1964
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Organisational Health and Well-Being
Category:
Social Sciences - Psychology
Residency Requirements: Annual interactive academies held at Lancaster University in September.
The PhD in Organisational Health and Well-Being is suited to individuals currently working, or aspiring to work, in the area of organisational health and well-being, health and safety and occupational health. The programme develops knowledge and understanding of the psychological, social and organisational aspects of the dynamic relationship between work and health. It is aimed at individuals working across public, private and voluntary sectors interested in the promotion and creation of healthy work places including: human resource managers, occupational health practitioners, health care workers, health and safety representatives, and applied/organisational psychologists.
Length: 48 to 84 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £3,167 per year
Out-of-State: £8,225 per year
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Saint Louis University
Established: 1818
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing, D.N.P.
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: B.S.N. to D.N.P. students will visit campus four times and M.S.N. to D.N.P. students will come twice.
The D.N.P. is a practice-focused doctoral degree that educates nurses to become expert clinicians, leaders in health policy and catalysts for improved health care delivery within an interprofessional environment. This online program is available to students who possess a master's degree in an advanced practice area such as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $52,880 per year
Out-of-State: $52,880 per year
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Saint Louis University
Established: 1818
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing, Ph.D.
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
Students can enter SLU’s Ph.D. nursing program through one of two programs: our post-baccalaureate-to-Ph.D. (B.S.N to Ph.D.), or our post-master's-to-Ph.D. (M.S.N to Ph.D). Both options offer you the choice of taking classes on campus or at a distance. Distance students interact live with students on campus through online conferencing software. Most Ph.D.-level nursing classes at SLU are offered on Friday mornings and afternoons during fall and spring semesters. The scheduled time for the class takes into consideration students in different time zones. The year of instruction also includes two shorter, intensive courses, taken over the summer on Fridays. SLU’s nursing Ph.D. program requires 51 credit hours of doctoral coursework (plus a maximum of 18 credits accepted from a master's program) and 12 credit hours of dissertation research.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $52,880 per year
Out-of-State: $52,880 per year
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Temple University
Established: 1884
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Category:
Healthcare - Occupational Therapy
Residency Requirements: Two required in-person meetings per year at Temple’s convenient Center City Campus in Philadelphia.
Temple’s Online Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy is a post-professional, non-research-based program designed for currently licensed occupational therapists who want to enhance their careers and advance to leadership positions. Our OTD opens doors for new careers and leadership opportunities in clinical and academic environments. Students develop advanced clinical expertise in interdisciplinary areas such as community practice, entrepreneurial innovation and higher education.
Length: 2 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Temple University
Established: 1884
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctorate of Athletic Training (DAT)
Category:
Healthcare - Physical Therapy
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
The Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) is a 36-credit hour program designed to enhance your clinical decision-making. In the program you will gain expertise in evidence-based techniques and improve patient outcomes. Throughout the program, you will network with athletic trainers and health care clinicians from all over the world. The DAT courses will be delivered exclusively online, utilizing both synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods.
Length: 2 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The George Washington University
Established: 1821
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required residency for a five-day primary care seminar, also for a two- to three-day project presentation at the end of year 3, as well as required residency for a final skill assessment.
This program option provides the theoretical and practical foundations necessary for nurses to become advanced practice nurses, specifically in working with adolescent (ages 13 and older) and adult patients. As the United States population ages, adult-gerontology is an expanding area that offers abundant opportunities in palliative care, home health, long-term care, assisted living and others. Students who complete this program option will be eligible to sit for the ANCC and AANP certification exams.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: "3.0+ undergrad, 3.3+ grad. "
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The George Washington University
Established: 1821
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Executive Leadership (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Two- to three-day project presentation at the end of year 3.
This program option is designed for nursing leaders in senior management positions or those with substantial leadership experience. You will focus on intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial approaches to leadership. You will work on experiential projects, often within your organization or community.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: "3.0+ undergrad, 3.3+ grad. "
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The George Washington University
Established: 1821
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required residency for a five-day primary care seminar, also for a two- to three-day project presentation at the end of year 3, as well as required residency for a final skill assessment.
This option prepares registered nurses for leadership in primary care settings treating families and individuals of all ages. This option offers didactic and clinical experiences that prepare you to deliver high-quality, patient-centered primary care. We recommend that you have some clinical experience before starting this program option, but it is not required. Due to the rigorous nature of this program option and the clinical hours required, we strongly recommend that you not work full-time while pursuing this degree.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: "3.0+ undergrad, 3.3+ grad. "
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The George Washington University
Established: 1821
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Health Care Quality (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Two- to three-day project presentation at the end of year 3.
This post-master's DNP option is for nursing professionals who want to become leaders in quality who effect meaningful change in health care settings and health policy. You will learn how to improve the safety and quality of patient care in community-based care delivery settings, health plans, policy agencies, hospitals and other health care facilities.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: "3.0+ undergrad, 3.3+ grad. "
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The George Washington University
Established: 1821
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Two- to three-day project presentation at the end of year 3.
This program option is for nursing professionals interested in improving patient care, affecting health policy and being a nursing leader. This program prepares you to incorporate evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary organizational concepts, policy and research into clinical practice and leadership.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: "3.0+ undergrad, 3.3+ grad. "
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The George Washington University
Established: 1821
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Engineering in Engineering Management
Category:
Technology - Engineering Science
Residency Requirements: Required presenting a technical paper at a professional conference.
GW’s Online Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) degree with a field of study in Engineering Management is designed for practitioners who wish to apply the knowledge they gain in a business or technical environment. The program culminates in the production of a praxis or case study for use by practicing engineers to address a common concern or challenge. Research toward the D.Eng. is “applied”, rather than basic, and during the program you will use the latest engineering management concepts and tools to solve a real-world problem.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.2+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $60,750 total
Out-of-State: $60,750 total
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The George Washington University
Established: 1821
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering
Category:
Technology - Engineering Science
Residency Requirements: Required presenting a technical paper at a professional conference.
GW’s Online Ph.D. in Systems Engineering provides broad knowledge of the comprehensive systems approach for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the life cycle, with faculty and students exploring topics including elements of systems engineering, methods and standards, architecting, computer tools that support systems engineering, trends and directions, and the integrative nature of systems engineering.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.4+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $68,850 total
Out-of-State: $68,850 total
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Central Florida
Established: 1963
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Practice D.N.P., Executive Track
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Residency project and clinical residency courses.
The post-master’s Executive Doctor of Nursing Practice track is a dynamic and engaging academic curriculum that prepares the nurse executive for multiple dimensions of administrative responsibilities within varied healthcare environments. The Executive D.N.P. track extends and enhances the knowledge, skill and performance of the healthcare system leaders in a wide variety of clinical and administrative environments. The program prepares nurses at the highest level of practice for the current healthcare environment based on a strong scientific foundation for practice; offers flexibility and emphasis on evidence based practice, leadership and organizational analysis; and provides analytic skills to examine practice innovations involving completion of the residency project during the clinical residency courses.
Length: 9 semesters
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $327.32 per credit
Out-of-State: $694.82 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Central Florida
Established: 1963
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Practice, D.N.P.
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
This post-master’s D.N.P. doctoral program is designed to prepare nurse practitioners, clinical nurse-specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists for leadership roles in specialized areas of advanced nursing practice. This program prepares nurses at the highest level of practice for the current health care environment. Candidates must have a M.S.N. degree with advanced practices.
Length: 5 to 7 semesters
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $327.32 per credit
Out-of-State: $694.82 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Central Florida
Established: 1963
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Ph.D.
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Two multiple-day onsite intensives per year.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in nursing is designed to prepare you as a research scientist for positions as nursing faculty members, leaders in the application of innovative technologies to nursing education and clinical care, executive leaders in health care systems, and scientists who contribute to the body of nursing knowledge through their research. The Nursing PhD program is delivered online with two multiple-day onsite intensives per year. The program requires a minimum of 60-credit hours beyond a master’s degree in nursing. This includes 36-credit hours of required courses that focus on foundation, knowledge development and research methods; 15 dissertation credit hours; and 9 credit hours of electives, allowing students to gain additional expertise in the area chosen for their dissertation. At least two of the three elective courses must be taken outside of the College of Nursing. The cohorts will be encouraged to attend research conferences together, along with faculty, to increase dialogue and socialization.
Length: 9 to 12 sememsters
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $327.32 per credit
Out-of-State: $694.82 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Cincinnati
Established: 1819
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required an on-campus visit every semester, called an intensive.
Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs prepare nurses to use evidence-based practice in patient care delivery. The DNP serves as the terminal, or highest, degree available in nursing practice. Graduates are ready to serve as practice leaders within health systems or academic settings in roles involving organizational and system leadership; development and implementation of health policy; and planning, management, and evaluation of programs for health promotion, risk reduction, and health restoration.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $488.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,127.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Colorado at Denver
Established: 1912
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Requires in-class intensives.
The CU Denver Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online program prepares nurses for the highest level of professional practice. As a CU graduate, you'll be prepared with knowledge and leadership skills needed to improve health and health care by linking clinical practice to theory and evidence.
Length: 2 to 3 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $585.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $1020.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Colorado at Denver
Established: 1912
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Nursing
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Visits to campus only once a semester.
For licensed nurses, there's a crossroads that often presents itself, whether it's job change and/or advancement or a desire to conduct research and/or teach. This PhD program from the University of Colorado Denver is designed to prepare you to advance the art, science, and practice of the discipline. PhD preparation in nursing promotes knowledge development for reflective, theory-based, and research-guided nursing practice.
Length: 3 to 5 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $575.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $1020.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Colorado at Denver
Established: 1912
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Category:
Healthcare - Pharmacy
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy offers working pharmacists the ability to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree in an online format – what we refe​r to as iPharmD. The iPharmD programs are designed for both international and North America-trained pharmacists with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. The programs are designed to improve clinical care and medication therapy management skills, leading to increased career options – while maintaining their current practice.
Length: 2 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $56,875 total
Out-of-State: $56,875 total
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Colorado at Denver
Established: 1912
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Requires time on campus throughout the program.
In a world of ​ever changing technology, it's interesting to note how the world of education is evolving; yet, the equality in urban and diverse schools still lags behind. But you can be that catalyst for change... CU Denver's rigorous ​hybrid EdD program works best for those who live in Colorado. It requires time on campus throughout the program as well as online.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: N/A
In-State: $373 per credit
Out-of-State: $448 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Kentucky
Established: 1865
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Executive Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: Candidates must complete at least 4 credit hours of EDL 767 Dissertation Residency.
Our Ed.D. (Doctor of Education) is an Executive EdD, or practitioner doctorate, designed for those who plan to work in leadership positions in schools as a practicing scholar. It is a practical degree built around action research relevant to your current work in educational institutions and culminates with the writing of a three chapter action research dissertation. The program consists of 42 credit hours plus a minimum of 4 hours of dissertation residency (a fall and spring semester at 2 hours per semester). Students take courses in three core areas: leadership, research, and elective. We admit cohorts of students in the Fall and the application deadline is generally around February 15th of each year.
Length: 4 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $648.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $648.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Leicester
Established: 1921
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Museum Studies PhD
Category:
Humanities - Museum Studies
Residency Requirements: You will be required to visit Leicester both for your probation review and for your viva exam at the end of your degree.
The distance learning PhD is ideal for those who are based away from Leicester or who want to combine working for a research degree with their professional and personal commitments. Our distance learning PhDs offer a more flexible way to study for a research degree - allowing you to undertake a University of Leicester PhD wherever you are based in the world. As with the campus based PhD, you will undertake a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis of 80,000 words and defended in an oral exam (the viva voce).
Length: 4 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £5,770 annually
Out-of-State: £11,935 annually
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Leicester
Established: 1921
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Archaeology and Ancient History PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Archaeology
Residency Requirements: You will be required to visit Leicester both for your probation review and for your viva exam at the end of your degree.
The distance learning PhD is ideal for those who are based away from Leicester or who want to combine working for a research degree with their professional and personal commitments. Our distance learning PhDs offer a more flexible way to study for a research degree - allowing you to undertake a University of Leicester PhD wherever you are based in the world. As with the campus based PhD, you will undertake a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis of 80,000 words and defended in an oral exam (the viva voce).
Length: 4 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: £2,800 annually
Out-of-State: £7,105 annually
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Leicester
Established: 1921
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Management PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Business & Management
Residency Requirements: You will be required to visit Leicester both for your probation review and for your viva exam at the end of your degree.
The distance learning PhD is ideal for those who are based away from Leicester or who want to combine working for a research degree with their professional and personal commitments. Our distance learning PhDs offer a more flexible way to study for a research degree - allowing you to undertake a University of Leicester PhD wherever you are based in the world. As with the campus based PhD, you will undertake a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis of 80,000 words and defended in an oral exam (the viva voce).
Length: 4 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £19,070 total
Out-of-State: £22,830 total
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Leicester
Established: 1921
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Media and Communication PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Communications
Residency Requirements: You will be required to visit Leicester both for your probation review and for your viva exam at the end of your degree.
The distance learning PhD is ideal for those who are based away from Leicester or who want to combine working for a research degree with their professional and personal commitments. Our distance learning PhDs offer a more flexible way to study for a research degree - allowing you to undertake a University of Leicester PhD wherever you are based in the world. As with the campus based PhD, you will undertake a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis of 80,000 words and defended in an oral exam (the viva voce).
Length: 4 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £19,070 total
Out-of-State: £22,830 total
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Leicester
Established: 1921
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Education PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: You will be required to visit Leicester both for your probation review and for your viva exam at the end of your degree.
The distance learning PhD is ideal for those who are based away from Leicester or who want to combine working for a research degree with their professional and personal commitments. Our distance learning PhDs offer a more flexible way to study for a research degree - allowing you to undertake a University of Leicester PhD wherever you are based in the world. As with the campus based PhD, you will undertake a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis of 80,000 words and defended in an oral exam (the viva voce).
Length: 4 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £19,070 total
Out-of-State: £22,830 total
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Leicester
Established: 1921
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Criminology PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Law & Criminology
Residency Requirements: You will be required to visit Leicester both for your probation review and for your viva exam at the end of your degree.
The distance learning PhD is ideal for those who are based away from Leicester or who want to combine working for a research degree with their professional and personal commitments. Our distance learning PhDs offer a more flexible way to study for a research degree - allowing you to undertake a University of Leicester PhD wherever you are based in the world. As with the campus based PhD, you will undertake a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis of 80,000 words and defended in an oral exam (the viva voce).
Length: 4 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £19,070 total
Out-of-State: £22,830 total
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Leicester
Established: 1921
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Law PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Law & Criminology
Residency Requirements: A presentation at the School’s Graduate Conference.
The distance learning PhD is ideal for those who are based away from Leicester or who want to combine working for a research degree with their professional and personal commitments. Our distance learning PhDs offer a more flexible way to study for a research degree - allowing you to undertake a University of Leicester PhD wherever you are based in the world. As with the campus based PhD, you will undertake a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis of 80,000 words and defended in an oral exam (the viva voce).
Length: 4 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £5,800 annually
Out-of-State: £5,800 annually
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Leicester
Established: 1921
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Politics and International Relations PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Politics
Residency Requirements: You will be required to visit Leicester both for your probation review and for your viva exam at the end of your degree.
The distance learning PhD is ideal for those who are based away from Leicester or who want to combine working for a research degree with their professional and personal commitments. Our distance learning PhDs offer a more flexible way to study for a research degree - allowing you to undertake a University of Leicester PhD wherever you are based in the world. As with the campus based PhD, you will undertake a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis of 80,000 words and defended in an oral exam (the viva voce).
Length: 4 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £19,070 total
Out-of-State: £22,830 total
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Leicester
Established: 1921
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci) 
Category:
Social Sciences - Social Sciences
Residency Requirements: You will be required to visit Leicester both for your probation review and for your viva exam at the end of your degree.
"The DSocSci aims to produce a group of leading-edge practitioners who have mastered the full range of theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the conduct of their professional activities at the highest level. On this programme you will gain knowledge of research techniques available for enhancing professional knowledge and the training to help you use these to produce research of publishable quality. The DSocSci is equivalent to a PhD - and like the PhD holders are allowed to use the title 'Doctor'. The DSocSci is available for study by distance learning only and can be completed in a minimum of 48 months to a maximum of 72 months. You can start your degree in February, May or October. "
Length: 48 months to 72 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: £19,070 total
Out-of-State: £22,830 total
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Leicester
Established: 1921
Country: UK
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Sociology PhD
Category:
Social Sciences - Sociology
Residency Requirements: You will be required to visit Leicester both for your probation review and for your viva exam at the end of your degree.
The distance learning PhD is ideal for those who are based away from Leicester or who want to combine working for a research degree with their professional and personal commitments. Our distance learning PhDs offer a more flexible way to study for a research degree - allowing you to undertake a University of Leicester PhD wherever you are based in the world. As with the campus based PhD, you will undertake a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis of 80,000 words and defended in an oral exam (the viva voce).
Length: 4 to 7 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: £19,070 total
Out-of-State: £22,830 total
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of North Texas
Established: 1890
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Learning Technologies
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
The doctorate in Learning Technologies focuses on defining, understanding, and expanding the synergy of technology and learning/instructional systems theory. The core of the Ph.D. program is the application of technologies within the learning process. Towards this end, a successful doctoral candidate demonstrates proficiency in skills and knowledge that allows the individual, upon graduation, to become a contributing scholar/practitioner in the field. Graduates work as faculty, instructors, teachers, instructional designers, directors of distance education, technology coordinators, trainers, and other professionals in the instructional, educational, and learning technology fields both in educational and corporate settings. The program has a focus on academic research and writing, which has resulted in a majority of graduating doctoral students holding positions at universities.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $1,424.45 for 3-hour course
Out-of-State: $1,424.45 for 3-hour course
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Otago
Established: 1869
Country: New Zealand
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Category:
Social Sciences - Business & Management
Residency Requirements: Required on-campus workshops.
"The degree of Doctor of Business Administration is awarded on the basis of submission of a thesis and the completion of coursework consisting of six papers. The coursework is an integral and constitutive part of the thesis research of the degree. The thesis should give evidence of the candidate’s ability to carry out research, that the candidate has shown originality and independence and that the candidate has made a significant contribution to applied knowledge in the particular field. It is expected that some of the work in the thesis will be worthy of publication. The programme is offered through a combination of Distance Learning and on-campus workshops in English from the University of Otago, Dunedin, and in Chinese or in English with Chinese translation from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Candidates studying through Shanghai Jiao Tong University must attend a one-week orientation workshop in Dunedin at the beginning of each year. All candidates must attend a four-day residential school in Dunedin or Shanghai, as appropriate, at the end of each paper in the coursework component. "
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Otago
Established: 1869
Country: New Zealand
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Required on-campus workshops.
The degree of Doctor of Education is awarded on the basis of submission of a thesis and the completion of coursework. The coursework is an integral and constitutive part of the thesis research of the degree. The thesis should give evidence that the candidate has the ability to carry out research, has shown originality and independence, and has made a significant contribution to knowledge in their particular profession. A research to practice portfolio consisting of evidence documenting the connection between the candidate’s research and practice and how the research has informed and enhanced practice should be submitted as part of the thesis. It is expected that some of the work in the thesis would be worthy of publication. The programme should be of a kind which a diligent and competent student might reasonably be expected to complete within six years of part-time study.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Saskatchewan
Established: 1907
Country: Canada
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Ph.D.
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program prepares nurse scholars to become leaders that advance nursing as an academic, research and practice discipline. During this program, doctoral students will participate in critical appraisal, knowledge generation, research synthesis and knowledge transfer. As graduates, these nurse scientists will contribute to the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities with recognition of their diversities, vulnerabilities and their environments for health and care.
Length: 4 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $3939.00 annually
Out-of-State: $5908.50 annually
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of South Carolina - Columbia
Established: 1801
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Initial on-campus orientation with each cohort in order to build community.
The Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction — Curriculum Studies Concentration is informed by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Consortium (CPED) and is designed for professional educators who want to excel as curriculum specialists in PK-12, higher education institutions or in the private sector. This online Ed.D. prepares leaders for the challenges of curricular administration including culture and leadership, ethics and morals, and curriculum design and implementation.
Length: 36 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $30,940 total
Out-of-State: $34,285 total
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of South Carolina - Columbia
Established: 1801
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Education in Educational Technology
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Initial on-campus orientation with each cohort in order to build community.
The Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction — Educational Technology Concentration is designed for professional educators in K-12 and higher education institutions. This Ed.D. prepares leaders for the challenges of technology-based learning, instruction, and training with practical, project-based emphasis on design, development, implementation, evaluation and research.
Length: 36 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $30,940 total
Out-of-State: $34,285 total
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Wayne State University
Established: 1868
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctorate in Transitional DPT
Category:
Healthcare - Physical Therapy
Residency Requirements: Two-day laboratory experience on campus.
The transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program is designed for physical therapists who are graduates of an accredited physical therapy program and have a current US or Canadian physical therapy license. The curriculum is intended to build on the skills, knowledge and experience of practicing clinicians. It prepares therapists for autonomous, evidence-based practice by augmenting their knowledge in the areas of differential diagnosis, physical assessment, diagnostic imaging, and scientific inquiry.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $795.97 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,502.66 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Flinders University
Established: 1966
Country: Australia
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Juris Doctor
Category:
Social Sciences - Law & Criminology
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
The Juris Doctor (JD) seeks to provide the academic knowledge and skills needed to embark upon a career as a practising lawyer but also was created in the knowledge that not all graduates want, or are able, to work as barristers or solicitors. The JD is available entirely online, in external mode enabling you to balance your study with other commitments, and study from anywhere. Each topic comprises six tasks scheduled across the semester to guide your learning. Assessment is undertaken entirely online using video conferencing and other virtual collaboration tools. The JD offers an innovative model of postgraduate education. It is taught in collaboration with the legal profession and provides opportunities for learning in an authentic context, with real client work experience a requirement of the course. The design of the JD with its blended learning style and adult learning principles provides flexibility that will enable you to balance your other commitments.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $23,688 annually
Out-of-State: $28,800 annually
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Florida International University
Established: 1972
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at FIU Online focuses on improving healthcare by facilitating a culture of patient safety, evidence-based practice, culturally competent care for diverse patients/populations and by providing the additional skills necessary to develop advanced practice nursing leaders for the future. An online program designed for the busy professional—especially for advanced practice nurses who want to complete their education and earn the highest clinical degree available in nursing.
Length: 6 semesters
Required GPA: 3.25+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $22,222 total
Out-of-State: $22,222 total
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Heriot-Watt University
Established: 1966
Country: UK
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Business Administration, DBA
Category:
Social Sciences - Business & Management
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
"The DBA from Edinburgh Business School is designed to help students use research methods to define, implement and evaluate potential solutions for very real business issues. Attracting high-calibre students from across the globe, the DBA builds on the learning gathered in our MBA and MSc courses to create a research-based programme of original thought and novel ideas. Studied on a distant learning basis, students will have the full support of a dedicated Edinburgh Business School supervisor. "
Length: 5 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Kent State University
Established: 1910
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
The DNP is the terminal degree for nurses who want to advance their knowledge of nursing practice and gain exceptional leadership and technology skills. There is a growing demand for nurses with advanced leadership and technology skills which enable them to navigate the increasingly complex healthcare environment. There is also an increasing need for nurses who possess advanced knowledge that enables them to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes.
Length: 5 semesters
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $515.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $928.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Kent State University
Established: 1910
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The Educational Psychology/Instructional Technology program at Kent State offers a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology, with a Concentration in Instructional Technology. This program combines rigorous training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, a strong background in a variety of different learning theories, and the instructional application of the latest forms of information and communication technologies. It encourages its students to explore the wide variety of ways in which technology can facilitate learning and to articulate their findings so that practitioners can apply the latest developments in the field.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $468 per credit
Out-of-State: $810 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
New Mexico State University
Established: 1888
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
Practice-focused doctoral nursing programs prepare leaders for the highest level of practice and is the terminal practice degree. Although the coursework for these programs is web-based, *the clinical component consists of over 1000 contact hours*. Anyone interested in pursuing a nurse practitioner doctorate must make certain that they can accommodate the intensive time commitment that these programs require.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
New Mexico State University
Established: 1888
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing (Ph.D)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to the main campus once a year for one week and attend a research conference.
The program is designed to prepare individuals to assume leadership roles in academia and health care settings, emphasizing teaching, research, and professional service activities. The program focuses on nursing scholarship to facilitate development of new knowledge and nursing education directed at improving nursing care outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and systems. The program also focuses on holistic nursing scholarship as it relates to improving the care of individuals, families, groups, and communities experiencing or at risk for health disparities.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
New Mexico State University
Established: 1888
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Three (two-week) sessions on consecutive summers.
The doctoral program, Curriculum and Instruction, is designed to guide doctoral students in developing a sound theoretical background in curriculum and instruction and to apply these theoretical perspectives to the design, implementation and evaluation of learning environments. Doctoral students are encouraged to explore innovative pedagogical and leadership approaches to solve educational problems in a variety of educational settings. Students are also expected to develop professional leadership in the field through publication, research, service, grant writing, and participation in professional organizations.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Rush University
Established: 1972
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Multiple minor residency requirements. Clinical practice sites are located in the Chicago area.
As a Rush-educated Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, you will be prepared to deliver comprehensive primary health care to individuals across the lifespan. Our program also focuses on the importance of population health and social determinants of health. Much of the coursework and clinical experiences are taught and facilitated by practicing faculty in the practitioner-teacher model. This means many program advisors and clinical faculty are practicing nurse practitioners with a vast amount of clinical experience that will enrich your learning. You will be educated to be leaders in your field, with a focus on both clinical excellence as a provider, as well as preparation to lead initiatives to improve health outcomes of patients.
Length: 2.5 to 3.5 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $1066 per credit
Out-of-State: $1066 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Rush University
Established: 1972
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Science (PhD)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Multiple minor residency requirements. Clinical practice sites are located in the Chicago area.
The PhD in Nursing Science program prepares you to be a clinical researcher who advances the nursing care of individuals and communities through scientific discovery.
Length: 3 to 5 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $1066 per credit
Out-of-State: $1066 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Rush University
Established: 1972
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences
Category:
Healthcare - Health Leadership & Management
Residency Requirements: You will need to travel to campus for your comprehensive examination and final dissertation defense.
With a PhD in health sciences, you will be prepared to assume the role of academician, clinical researcher or allied health leader. You will have research skills that integrate the biological, behavioral, educational and clinical sciences. You will be able to participate in research to improve quality, access and cost of health care and related services for patients. You will also have the leadership skills necessary to serve as a senior level professional in your allied health discipline, influencing health care systems and policy.
Length: 4 to 5 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $850 per credit
Out-of-State: $850 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Established: 1891
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Requires only one trip to campus each semester for 2-3 days.
Our online program is designed to prepare nurse practitioners with strong clinical competencies, and the skills in science, leadership, and inquiry necessary to transform health care. Our focus is vulnerable populations, specifically people at risk for health disparities due to socioeconomic status, lack of insurance, poor access, age, and/or minority status. UTMB has a long history of commitment to care for vulnerable populations, making this the ideal program for nurse practitioners who are committed to serving those most vulnerable.
Length: 8 semesters
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $14,735 total
Out-of-State: $32,145 total
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Established: 1891
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing PhD
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The program has a full-time and a part-time option and both programs prepare students to become researchers, educators, or administrators in nursing. Using an online delivery modality, a combination of theoretical and evidence based approaches provide stimulating interactions in an environment conducive to scholarly exchanges and student development. The program has as its foundation a focus on health promotion, human response, and healing with research emphases in biobehavioral research, vulnerable populations, and contemporary pedagogies. This unique focus gives students the opportunity to investigate nursing from a holistic perspective. It encourages students to develop their original research efforts and ideas from the perspective of the individual, family, and community as integrated systems rather than one or more separate parts functioning independently.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Thomas Jefferson University
Established: 1824
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Occupational Therapy, Post Professional Doctorate (PPOTD)
Category:
Healthcare - Occupational Therapy
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
The clinical Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (PP-OTD) is a post-professional degree that provides you with advanced skills and knowledge to enhance your current practice and prepares you to be an innovator in traditional and emerging areas of occupational therapy. Students also have the opportunity to develop or refine their expertise through in-depth study.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $1,059 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,059 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of New Hampshire - Durham
Established: 1866
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Two required visits to our Durham, NH campus.
Are you ready to take that next step in your career? Our flexible online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for working advanced practice nursing professionals looking to make a greater impact on the world of healthcare. The low-residency, online DNP program is a post-master's, practice-focused program that prepares leaders in practice. The low residency involves two required visits to campus; one for a 2-3 day intensive residency early in the program and a second to present and defend the DNP Project in the final semester. All courses are offered fully online. The online program admits students into two cohorts per year, in January and August.
Length: 18 to 28 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $770 per credit
Out-of-State: $845 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Wyoming
Established: 1886
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: On-campus intensives.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is the new standard for advanced practice nursing education. The FWWSON has two clinical options: family nurse practitioner (FNP) and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). For master's-prepared FNPs or PMHNPs, the school offers an option for obtaining the DNP degree; however, this option requires that these individuals take the entire post-BSN plan of study, including coursework to prepare them in another population area: FNP or PMHNP.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Washington State University
Established: 1890
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
PhD in Nursing
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Students need to attend classes at WSU Spokane for the first and last two weeks of the first summer semester.
Enroll in the PhD in Nursing program and learn how to design, conduct, and disseminate research that will generate new knowledge directed toward changing nursing science, healthcare, and nursing practice. You will join a small cohort of nurse scholars, developing supportive relationships with these fellow students and faculty. Faculty and staff are accessible and committed to your success, and you will have regular research and academic mentoring through the establishment of your career as a nurse scientist. Approximately 66% of our students are funded through research/teaching assistantships, scholarships, or Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program awards.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
West Virginia University
Established: 1867
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program, offered by the WVU School of Nursing, prepares nurses with the skills and knowledge to evaluate the most up-to-date research, and to determine how to use outcomes in daily practice, implement new methods of treatment and health care delivery, and improve patient health. Graduates will be able to play a leadership role in the development of health care policy. This post-graduate program can be completed with as few as 33 credit hours.
Length: 8 semesters
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $637 per credit
Out-of-State: $1467 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
West Virginia University
Established: 1867
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing (PhD)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (PhD)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The School of Nursing offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree program to prepare nurse scientists for roles in research, teaching, clinical, and policy leadership positions. Graduates can be employed as faculty members, nurse researchers, senior nursing administrators, or independent consultants. The program is delivered in a blended format with both in-person and online learning components. After three years of course work, students are given a qualifying examination and must then complete research and a dissertation defense before graduating.
Length: 4 to 5 years
Required GPA: 3.25+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $637 per credit
Out-of-State: $1467 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
West Virginia University
Established: 1867
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Special Education (Ed.D)
Category:
Social Sciences - Education
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), offered by the College of Education and Human Services, is designed to prepare leadership personnel to assume roles and responsibilities in personnel preparation at colleges and universities or in professional development in public schools or disability service agencies.
Length: 4 to 5 years
Required GPA: 3.0+ undergrad, 3.25+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $561 per credit
Out-of-State: $561 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
West Virginia University
Established: 1867
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Ed.D in Higher Education Administration
Category:
Social Sciences - Educational Leadership
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The Ed.D in Higher Education Administration prepares students for positions in college administration, faculty, research, and policy. In this online hybrid program, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, students benefit from a Common Leadership Core experience with others from educational leadership programs to gain an understanding of common interests and issues. Graduates will be prepared to create original research that advances the field and apply that to the practice of higher education administration as well as become reflective, ethical, and effective leaders in higher education.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $561 per credit
Out-of-State: $1408 per credit