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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Spotlight: The DC Network™


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:


The DC Network™ gives learners access to GCU’s faculty, along with learners in various doctoral programs. Gain inspiration from other scholars, share your own work and network with peers in this vibrant learning community. You can also benefit from the network’s research, media, blogs and discussions, and connect with other scholars in your field.


The DC Network™ contains a wide variety of resources including scholarly writing, message boards and more! The network makes sharing content simple, which allows learners to focus on their work. With its instant notifications and indexed search functionality, the DC Network™ is a vibrant platform for interactive communication with other professionals in shared disciplines.


Most importantly, ask questions and join the discussion! The DC Network™ is a virtual scholarly network that allows you to connect with other professionals in your field and expert faculty all throughout your program. Ask questions, get to know others and use this resource to make the most of your time in your doctoral program – and even after graduation!

Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies is committed to your success. Learn more by visiting our website or contacting us using the green Request More Information button at the top of the page.

Written by Breanna Alverson, a junior majoring in business management at GCU.