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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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Earning a Doctorate Degree as a Pathway to Professional Leadership

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For experienced professionals, navigating your way to the next career level can prove especially challenging. Years of experience, responsibility and achievement have placed you among the respected veterans of your team, yet you still have not made the jump to executive leadership.

A doctoral degree may be the missing piece within your professional portfolio.

At Grand Canyon University, the College of Doctoral Studies offers innovative EdD and PhD degrees with a variety of emphasis areas developed to help you expand your knowledge of new and emerging business and organizational practices. Enroll today and sharpen your effectiveness while gaining educational credentials that set you apart from the vast majority of colleagues.

Doctoral Evening Cohorts Begin Soon

Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership – Begins April 14

Cultivate high performance in schools and districts of the 21st century. This doctorate degree program offers the following in-demand emphases to meet your specialized needs:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Christian Ministry
  • Health Care Administration
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • K-12 Leadership
  • Organizational Development
  • Special Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in General Psychology – Begins May 12

Prime your ability to deliver as a corporate coach and consultant in this future-focused doctorate degree program. Areas of emphasis include:

  • Cognition and Instruction
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Integrating Technology, Learning and Psychology
  • Performance Psychology

Benefits of GCU Evening Doctoral Programs

Why should you consider evening classes through the College of Doctoral Studies?

  • Convenience: Attend class one night per week and take courses online to maintain your work-life balance.
  • Connections: Engage with peers and your instructor within a connected, collaborative learning community both on campus and online.
  • Networking Opportunities: Network with scholars and professionals who are experts in your chosen field.
  • Integrated Dissertation Process: Plan for your dissertation in the beginning stages of your program with the ongoing support of faculty, staff, online resources and peers to help maximize your success.

Step into an exciting and fulfilling new role as an influential leader of your field. For information on admission, email doctoral@gcu.edu or call 855-428-7891.