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Develop your passion in your field of study and prepare for leadership within your profession and community.

Doctoral Degree Programs

Business administration, nursing practice and a PhD are only a few of Grand Canyon University’s doctoral programs, preparing you to face critical challenges within the work environment. Throughout our doctoral degrees, we also provide emphasis opportunities that range from behavioral health and Christian ministry to industrial and organizational psychology. Develop your passion in your field of study and prepare for leadership within your profession and community.

Online doctoral learners at GCU, excluding the Doctor of Nursing Practice, are also required to participate in Residencies as part of their doctoral degree program. These stimulating and engaging learning experiences allow you the opportunity to collaborate with fellow learners and receive one-on-one coaching in a scholarly environment.

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Business Doctoral Programs | Online  
Rapid societal advancements affect the way we live our everyday lives. GCU factors these changes to our society’s professional world into the curriculum so that those who seek the DBA gain the skills they need to lead and develop an executive perspective. The DBA challenges learners to identify business trends and develop innovative solutions ahead of the competition. Learners utilize research to understand the evolving business landscape, anticipate change and assess consumer behavior. Each DBA emphasis is designed to focus on the learners’ needs so that they may get as much as possible out of their doctoral program.
Education Doctoral Programs | Online  
Build and sustain ever-changing organizations, and help them and their people succeed, with Grand Canyon University's EdD programs. Combine theories and research with past leadership practices to critically analyze and apply best practices moving forward within education, management or ministry. Choose from emphases ranging from K-12 education and higher education to healthcare administration and behavioral health. As a learner in one of our online doctorate programs, you have the opportunity to work on content expertise, with specially inserted dissertation milestones to give you the opportunity to complete the doctoral journey in a timely manner.
Nursing Doctoral Programs | Online  
Earning a doctorate in nursing practice may deliver enhanced knowledge and skillsets that can be greatly beneficial in the nursing field. In both the DNP and DNP in Educational Leadership, learners are empowered with current and evidence-based research topics to acquire the core competencies in nursing science and nursing ethics so they may further advance in their field.
Philosophy Doctoral Programs | Online  
GCU’s PhD programs can prepare you to contribute to your field by developing new psychological research and studying emotional responses in different environments. We offer several emphases, including performance psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, cognition and instruction, and professional counselor education and supervision. Learners in our PhD program study under the guidance of expert faculty within a collaborative community that connects learners with their peers.
Health Administration Doctoral Programs | Online  
Earning a Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) in Operational Leadership can prepare students to be leaders and innovators in the field of healthcare administration. By utilizing an in-depth, research-based approach to facilitate leaders’ abilities and roles as strategic professionals students can learn to help those leaders expand their capabilities and adapt a range of leadership styles to use in diverse situations.

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Business Doctoral Programs
Online  
Rapid societal advancements affect the way we live our everyday lives. GCU factors these changes to our society’s professional world into the curriculum so that those who seek the DBA gain the skills they need to lead and develop an executive perspective. The DBA challenges learners to identify business trends and develop innovative solutions ahead of the competition. Learners utilize research to understand the evolving business landscape, anticipate change and assess consumer behavior. Each DBA emphasis is designed to focus on the learners’ needs so that they may get as much as possible out of their doctoral program.
Education Doctoral Programs
Online  
Build and sustain ever-changing organizations, and help them and their people succeed, with Grand Canyon University's EdD programs. Combine theories and research with past leadership practices to critically analyze and apply best practices moving forward within education, management, psychology or ministry. Choose from emphases ranging from K-12 education and higher education to health care administration and behavioral health. As a learner in one of our online doctorate programs, you have the opportunity to work on content expertise, with specially inserted dissertation milestones to give you the opportunity to complete the doctoral journey in as few as three years.
Nursing Doctoral Programs
Online  
Earning a doctorate in nursing practice may deliver enhanced knowledge and skillsets that can be greatly beneficial in the nursing field. In both the DNP and DNP in Educational Leadership, learners are empowered with current and evidence-based research topics to acquire the core competencies in nursing science and nursing ethics so they may further advance in their field.
Philosophy Doctoral Programs
Online  
GCU’s PhD programs prepare you to contribute to your field by developing new psychological research and studying emotional responses in different environments. We offer several emphases, including performance psychology, industrial and organizational psychology and cognition and instruction. Learners in our PhD program study under the guidance of expert faculty within a unique community that connects learners with their peers.
Health Administration Doctoral Programs
Online  
Earning a Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) in Operational Leadership can prepare students to be a leader and innovator in the field of health care administration. By utilizing an in-depth, research-based approach to facilitate leaders’ abilities and roles as strategic professionals students will be able to help those leaders expand their capabilities and adapt a range of leadership styles to use in diverse situations.

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Online Doctoral Degrees at Grand Canyon University

Our online curriculum features courses designed to help you position yourself for possible career advancement. Backed by the legacy of our traditional campus, GCU is an accredited university with dynamic academic programs, informed by industry and student learning outcomes.

As an online student at GCU, you can expect:

  • Affordable online tuition
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  • Connection through interactive courses
  • Classes scheduled around your life
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GCU is a private Christian university. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives through education. Our knowledgeable faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to help you reach your goals.

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"I was really happy I chose to earn my degree from GCU, and what I really liked about the College of Doctoral Studies was that I felt like it was geared toward professionals, not just the traditional college-aged student."

Keziah Tinkle-Williams
Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology

Elevate Your Expertise With Online Advanced Graduate Certificates

GCU's advanced graduate certificates provide targeted knowledge in specific fields. These shorter programs can be completed faster than a traditional degree, with flexible online options and industry-focused courses. Whether updating skills or exploring a new specialty, GCU has the right program for you while balancing personal and professional responsibilities.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in 
Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship

This certificate provides instruction that focuses on innovation, optimizing organizational structures, and prototyping an innovation, product or process.

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Advanced Graduate Certificate in 
Leadership

Developed for existing managers and executives, you will be taught skills in strategic planning and change management, navigating complex ethical situations and managing aspects of leading global and diverse workforces.

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Advanced Graduate Certificate in 
Performance Psychology

Designed for professionals in psychology, counseling, coaching, business, and related fields, offering advanced instruction in psychology theories and concepts to enhance human performance.

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