Online Doctoral & PhD Programs

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NCU’s Doctor of Business Administration degree program offers high-level training for senior leadership positions, with an emphasis on the application of research as a means for solving organizational problems. The skills you learn will help you formulate a research dissertation that contributes scholarly solutions to business issues, problems and challenges within the global society.
In the PhD in Business Administration program, you will have the opportunity to focus on research-based leadership strategies to tackle some of the biggest challenges in our global economy. Ultimately, as a doctoral candidate you will be challenged to enhance your field with a dissertation on a subject unique to your experience and proven expertise.
Northcentral University has developed the Education Specialist (EdS) degree program for education professionals who desire to develop additional skills and knowledge beyond the master’s degree level. The EdS degree program offers students a chance to advance in their chosen field or to embark on a new career through a 33 credit hour course of study in selected specializations within the School of Education.
This applied doctoral degree emphasizes the application of theoretical knowledge to advance practice in the field of education. For this reason, the Doctor of Education online degree program is a great option if you are an education professional looking to expand your leadership responsibilities in various areas of education, including colleges, PK-12 schools, proprietary organizations, private and public businesses, or the military.
If you are an education professional with the desire to teach in higher education, conduct educational research, or work in the area of educational research, the PhD in Education degree program at NCU is an excellent option for you. You’ll have the opportunity to combine a strong base of theoretical knowledge with an individualized focus to conduct research in and about PK-12, postsecondary and adult learning environments as you create new and innovative information to advance your specialized field in education.
The PhD in Psychology degree program at NCU was designed in response to growing interest in the field and the need for more advanced educational opportunities in psychology. In this program, you will hone your critical thinking skills, expand your knowledge base in psychology to evaluate individual, social, organizational and global problems, and learn and practice research methods as you make the transition from doctoral student to independent scholar in your field.
If you’re serious about pursuing a career as a marriage and family therapist, the PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy program at NCU will provide you with a quality education and training experience that will challenge you to develop your critical thinking and research skills to a higher degree, while applying what you learn to professional practice in the field of marriage and family therapy.

Northcentral University offers online PhD programs, and online doctoral degree programs with numerous specializations designed to fit our students' professional goals. Students can choose to pursue a doctoral degree in business, education, psychology, or marriage and family therapy and select the specialization that best suits their personal and professional needs. Learn more about the programs and their specializations offered in our online doctoral degree programs above.

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