Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.
Grand Canyon University offers a PhD in psychology and an EdD in leadership to help a variety of learners reach their academic goals. Offered through the College of Doctoral Studies, our doctoral degrees can be earned online or in a cohort. While earning a doctorate through online classes has many benefits, joining a cohort has many other benefits that may help you during your doctoral journey.
Meet Like-Minded Individuals
By taking part in a cohort for your doctoral degree program, you have the opportunity to meet people who have similar interests. This can be beneficial, as you can encourage each other and build a support community as you all work to complete the doctoral journey. By taking campus courses as a doctoral learner, you can expand your knowledge in a personal way and see the way others pursue similar goals.
Build a Network of Fellow Scholars
Being in a cohort can allow you to make connections with others in a similar work field. Meeting others in person could lead to new opportunities and help you build your network. By joining a cohort, you might meet an individual who can help you grow in your career or connect you to other individuals in the field.
Enjoy Face-to-Face Learning Opportunities
Taking classes in-person with an instructor is the best way for some people to learn. By being in class with other learners, you can also learn from them or help them learn from you. Face-to-face learning is a huge aspect in expanding your horizons as a doctoral student, which is why doctoral learners also take part in residencies during their degree program.
Fall cohorts at Grand Canyon University start in August and September. To learn more about our doctoral degree programs, visit our website or contact us using the Request More Information button at the top of the page.
Written by Jessalyn Johnson, a sophomore earning a English and professional writing degree at GCU.