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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5 Reasons to Earn a Doctorate Degree


Are you contemplating earning a doctorate degree? Check out some of the top ways in which earning a doctorate degree can benefit you, your passion, your career and your future!

Meet Growing Demand

Today’s competitive market has a strong and ever-growing demand for specialized knowledge. When you earn a doctorate degree, you are on an accelerated path to contribute to that continuous demand, and help build a highly educated and advanced society.

Solve Real-World Problems

Whether you decide to pursue a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), EdD in leadership or even an online PhD program, you will have the chance to solve real-world problems by applying your research, and using your analytical and critical thinking skills. When you combine your research and skills with your passion for your field, you can make a big difference in the world.

Advance Your Knowledge

As you work towards your doctoral degree, you will work with experienced experts within your field, as well as learn from advanced and rigorous curriculum. Studying a curriculum designed by experts will provide you with current skills that will be an important asset to your future career. Your instructors and faculty members are committed to supporting you as part of their ongoing focus on your success.

Enjoy Convenient Learning Formats

Many doctoral learners have busy and demanding schedules. For that reason, you may want to choose an evening cohort or an online degree program to offer you flexible hours and a convenient way to earn your degree.

Pursue Your Unique Goals

Earning a doctorate degree is a huge step in the right direction toward reach your academic and career goals. Your doctoral programs is structured and integrative to encourage reflective thinking. As a result, as you navigate through your doctoral journey, you benefit by gaining an extensive education, building expertise and qualifying for the career of your dreams!

If you are interested in earning a degree from Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies, then visit our website or click on the Request More Information at the top of the page to find out how you can start your doctoral journey today!

Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior earning a marketing degree at GCU.