Position yourself to potentially take the next step in your career by earning your doctoral degree from Grand Canyon University. Our College of Doctoral Studies offers several doctorate programs, from a Doctor of Business Administration to an online EdD in leadership or PhD studies in psychology. Learners in the doctoral studies programs can apply their research, critical thinking and analytical skills to problem solve within areas such as business, leadership, healthcare, education and psychology.
Our dissertation process is embedded into conventional coursework that may help you move through your journey toward graduation, with a supportive learning community to keep you engaged. In everything we do, GCU’s One Foundation is at the forefront of our mission to inspire service, integrity and purpose through our Christian worldview.
Do you have doctoral credits from another institution? GCU’s Progressive Transfer Policy makes it easier to transfer over any doctoral credits from the same type of degree (e.g., EdD, PhD, etc.) and the same type of content (e.g., Organizational Leadership, Business Administration, etc.). Learn more about how GCU’s Progressive Transfer Process can help you achieve your goal to earn your degree.
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and deciding it was time to earn my doctorate, I started looking into what university I wanted to attend. Fortunately, right around that time, GCU seemed to be moving toward offering more online classes and since I’m local, I heard a lot about it. I work for Maricopa Community College district, and there were quite a few members of the MCC community that had graduated from GCU. It seemed that all of the people around me who were successfully able to go to school while managing a full life with children and careers had gone to GCU.
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You may be eligible to receive a $550 GCU scholarship if you enroll in an online or evening program in December.† See if you qualify!Apply Today!
Business administration, nursing practice, an online EdD and an online PhD are only a few of GCU's doctorate programs that can prepare 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 for your field of study and work to acquire leadership within your profession and community.
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GCU alumni enrolling in a doctoral program for the first time may be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship.§
† MOU 8925: New Student Holiday Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application, meet all requirements for acceptance and start their program in December 2023. If you enroll in a undergraduate, graduate, doctoral or certificate program (excluding the College of Nursing and Health Care Profession’s RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and accelerated BSN) through our online or evening cohort offerings, we will award you a $550 scholarship toward your tuition, which will be applied over your first academic year, as defined in the University Policy Handbook. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarship/awards, except the Persistence Credit, the Lifelong Learning Scholarship or the Military Veteran Tuition Scholarship. This scholarship will be applied toward your tuition only, and you will not receive funds in excess of your charges.
§ MOU-Alumni 2000 Doctoral-Dec2023: The Alumni Scholarship for Doctoral Programs is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application and begin a Doctoral program in December 2023. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarship or awards and only applies to online and evening programs. Please speak to a university counselor for complete details.