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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Religion is always relevant to society, which is why many people are passionate about becoming church leaders. If you are a church leader and want to further your education and career, consider enrolling in Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Christian Ministry program. The EdD in Christian ministry might be right for you if:

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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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With the number of different doctoral degrees offered to learners, it can be confusing to know what exactly the difference is between them and which one offers you the most opportunity to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

Grand Canyon University offers four different doctoral degrees, including the Doctor of Education (EdD) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). How can you truly differentiate these two programs and make the best academic and career choice for your future?

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