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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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Category: The Doctoral Journey
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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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As a doctoral learner, you most likely have a lot on your plate. Balancing your work, studies, family and personal matters can be challenging. It is important to find a good balance among all of your responsibilities, allowing you to accomplish your goals and spend time with loved ones without feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Here are some tips to help you find work-life balance as a doctoral learner:

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In today’s society, it is becoming more necessary to have an advanced degree in many fields of work. By holding a doctoral degree, you can open many doors in your field, such as a higher position or increased salary.

Not every job requires a doctoral degree, but it may be extremely beneficial to your career and personal growth. Grand Canyon University offers many doctoral degree programs that may help you take that extra step to achieve your academic goals. Continue reading to learn more about how a doctoral degree can prepare you to advance in your field:

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Earning a doctoral degree requires hard work and responsibility. This can be difficult to manage, especially with a life outside of your educational career to also focus on. It is important for doctoral learners to maintain consistency in their studies, work and home life.

So, how can they do this? Successful doctoral learners have certain qualities that they may have come to possess over the course of their experience that help them to balance school and the rest of their obligations. Here are three qualities of successful doctoral learners:

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After earning your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, you may want to explore a different area of study in your doctoral degree program. Changing directions can better prepare you to qualify for the career you have always wanted, or it can help you to change career paths in order to become more satisfied with where you end up. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when changing your field of study for your doctoral degree:

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