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: Residency Roundup

Are you a member of Grand Canyon University’s doctoral community? You may be wondering what to expect from GCU’s residency program, which is held at the university’s Phoenix campus as well as at the GCU Hotel.

According to Dr. Michael Berger, dean of the College of Doctoral Studies, holding residency at the main campus and the hotel helps learners to feel energized and focused. Experiencing GCU’s vibrant main campus allows them to take advantage of all the campus has to offer. In addition to this, learners also can save money on hotel costs.

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If you are a doctoral learner, attending residency may be a requirement for your degree program. Residency will provide you with the ideal opportunity to advance your skills as you collaborate with faculty, other doctoral learners and your doctoral graduation team in a week-long program. Continue reading to learn about how a doctoral residency at Grand Canyon University can prepare you for a successful future:

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As part of their doctorate degree program, most learners are required to attend residency. During residency, doctoral candidates can network with other learners and faculty to acquire in-depth knowledge about their area of study. Doctoral residency provides learners with development opportunities for success as they begin or continue their doctoral journey and work on writing their dissertation.

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