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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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Do you want to be a pioneer in creating a collaborative community focused on student learning? If so, then you will need the right knowledge and an ability to strategize. GCU’s Education Specialist (EdS) in K-12 Leadership program is designed to equip you with these skills and can prepare you to advance to a position of leadership in today’s culturally and economically diverse educational communities.

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Blurring the lines between “working hours” and “living hours” is a dangerous habit. Frustration from school and work blend seamlessly into home life, skewing productivity and the quality of life in both worlds.

Learners can find themselves perplexed when they find themselves desperately dashing off the last lines of an assignment in the brief moments between waking up and carrying out their morning routine. Many will remember a time when they were half-engaged with family and half-engaged with an article.

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The majority of students in an undergraduate classroom are between the ages of 18 and 24. Although these students are certainly adults, the term “adult learner” is typically applied to someone who is in their late 20s or older. Adult learners bring new opportunities to the undergraduate classroom, as younger students can learn from their more developed worldviews and life experiences. But they aren’t without their challenges, as professors must find new ways of applying the curriculum in meaningful ways. If you pursue a career in higher education, you may one day find yourself facing these challenges.

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Grand Canyon University offers a wide selection of online doctoral degrees that can provide you with the skills and experience that you need to gain a competitive edge in your field and advance your career. If you’re considering the benefits of earning a doctoral degree and have questions about how to get started, then read on for an introduction to what to expect when applying to a doctoral program.

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Life offers endless learning opportunities, and the College of Doctoral Studies at Grand Canyon University (GCU) thrives on helping you find them. In fact, the college’s mission is to create a vibrant learning community and guide individuals on a meaningful doctoral journey. From higher education to technology and psychology, all of our programs incorporate GCU’s Christian worldview to inspire service, integrity and purpose.

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The literature review is the first major component of the dissertation process. It’s a comprehensive evaluation of current scholarly literature on your proposed dissertation topic. PhD candidates are expected to identify and evaluate what is currently known about the topic for the purpose of informing their own research. As you conduct your literature review, you’ll need to consider the existing findings and conclusions in light of whether your research will support or challenge them.

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