Begin Your Doctoral Journey at GCU This Fall!

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Have you heard? GCU is welcoming you, a leader in education, business or behavioral science, to our Phoenix campus this fall!

Here, you will have an opportunity to become involved in an innovative learning experience called a “doctoral cohort.” This hybrid program will help you change the perceptions of the world of doctoral education.

Michael Berger, GCU’s dean of the College of Doctoral Studies, spoke out about doctoral studies by stating, “Doctoral study has historically been regarded as exclusive to academia. Programs were generally formatted in a way that made the PhD inaccessible to individuals continuing to work and lead within their discipline.

“GCU created the PhD and EdD evening cohort programs to change this reality for all who are passionate about their field, including those with multifaceted professional lives and schedules. We feel that these individuals often represent the vanguard of advancement as they are well-positioned to apply research advances to real life and industry.”

When you attend an evening cohort program at GCU, you have the chance to experience a unique, hybrid approach. As a result, you become involved in traditional and online study tactics, with residency and dissertation activities within two degree tracks of your choice: Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Psychology and Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership. In addition, to enhance your learning experience, core classes are offered one night per week on the main campus in Phoenix.

After you complete GCU’s core coursework, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in your chosen field.

At Grand Canyon University, you may choose from a variety of PhD emphases, including cognition and instruction; industrial and organizational psychology; integrating technology, learning and psychology; and performance psychology.

If you are studying an EdD, then you may choose from several emphases such as behavioral health, Christian ministry, healthcare administration, higher education leadership, organizational development, K-12 leadership and special education.

Want to hear the best news about our exclusive and stimulating programs? You do not have to wait any longer to further your education! The next set of evening cohorts begins in August and September 2016!

If you are a GCU student or employee interested in beginning your doctoral journey, contact Eric Peterson at or 602-639-7069 for information on how to get started. Visit the GCU Cohort Registration page to sign up for details on a specific program.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University.

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