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Grand Canyon University’s innovative doctoral degree programs prepare learners for leadership roles in their professions, communities and society. Our dynamic online learning community, integrated dissertation process, wealth of resources and collaborative environment support a successful and meaningful doctoral journey. We believe earning a doctoral degree is a journey and similar to climbing a mountain—challenging, invigorating and completely rewarding when you reach the top. Our goal is to help you conquer your own mountain and succeed on your doctoral journey. Readers of The Doctoral Journey blog, presented by the College of Doctoral Studies, will find resourceful and knowledgeable posts regarding the doctoral process, research best practices and dissertation tips among other topics from GCU’s doctoral faculty.
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Cohorts are small groups of learners who undertake their doctoral journey in a supportive and collaborative environment. The way cohorts operate can vary greatly from institution to institution. At Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies, our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in General Psychology and Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership cohorts use an innovative hybrid approach that blends online study with on-campus classes one evening per week.

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Completing a PhD can be challenging, and it’s not always easy to come up with the motivation and productivity levels that you need to earn your advanced degree. Whether you’re currently a PhD learner at Grand Canyon University or hope to begin this journey soon, consider the following success tips for PhD learners:

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Are you interested in earning your doctorate degree in business administration (DBA)? If so, consider earning your degree from Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies. If you anticipate growth in your academic and professional career, then GCU has the perfect program for you. By earning your Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing, you can open doors to high-ranking employment positions within different organizations and businesses. Here is a quick overview of the DBA in marketing program:

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Grand Canyon University’s doctorate programs can prepare you to take on challenges in the work environment while helping you continue your passion for your field. Created in collaboration with authorities in their respective disciplines, GCU’s doctorate programs offered by the College of Doctoral Studies allow you to advance your knowledge and expertise within a collaborative community of faculty and scholars. Are you unsure if a PhD program is right for you? If so, then continue reading to learn why you should earn a PhD:

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Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies is pleased to offer a variety of resources to learners, including the Office of Research and Dissertations, in-person Doctoral Residencies and more. One such resource is the Doctoral Community Network™ (DC Network™), an online learning community, accessible remotely through desktops, laptops and tablets. What makes the DC Network™ unique? Find out below:

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When contemplating whether to begin your doctoral journey, it is important to not only consider what you will study, but also how you will study. Today, perhaps more than ever in our technology- and information-based society, talented decision-makers are highly sought after. Grand Canyon University’s relevant and rigorous doctoral programs can prepare you to become this type of valuable leader in your specialized field. But before starting your doctoral journey, you should determine your degree modality in order to set yourself up for success:

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By Stacey Elsasser, EdD
Faculty, College of Doctoral Studies

When you are starting doctoral research literature for your dissertation or one of your doctoral degree courses, you may feel overwhelmed or like you do not know where to begin. You may also wonder about the kind of literature for which you should be looking.

Here are a few factors to consider when researching and evaluating literature:

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