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3 Benefits of Taking Evening Doctorate Classes


By Lily Cooper
Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

When you think of taking classes, usually the typical waking-up-in-the-morning image comes to mind. However, did you know that you can take evening classes when it comes to getting your doctorate?

Here are some benefits to taking evening doctorate classes!

1. You can keep your day job.

Since classes are in the early evening, you have all day to dedicate either to your family or job. This makes the final decision to going to school that much easier if you still have a way to work and take care of others at the same time.

2. You will have more time to get your work done.

With your classes in the evening, there is no need to pull an “all-nighter” to get homework and assignments done. You can get a full eight hours of sleep, get your homework done and go to class feeling refreshed and awake.

3. Network with different types of people.

People who take evening classes are usually already established in their careers and are taking classes at night to continue their education. You have the chance to talk and get to know your classmates and hear their stories. You never know who you might meet, making this ample time for networking opportunities.

Stop putting off what could be done today and further your education. You can complete your application today for the Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology program or Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program. You can choose multiple engaging emphases within those degrees.

The application deadline is June 6 and the start date for PhD is August 1 and EdD is August 29.

The professors at Grand Canyon University understand the unique challenges involved with teaching adult learners at the undergraduate level. We’ve designed a degree program intended to overcome those challenges. Use the Request More Information button to find out about our Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning degree program.

About Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, Copywriter for GCU Blogs

Lily Cooper is a senior at Grand Canyon University and currently studying professional writing with a minor in marketing. She aspires to combine her love for writing and editing into a job in the publishing industry. In her free time, you can find her updating her blog, keeping up with her Instagram aesthetic and water coloring in her Bible. She believes that anything can be solved with a Taylor Swift lyric.

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