Comprehensive Listing of Accredited Fully Online Doctoral Programs

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With increasing frequency, online Ph.D.s (doctorates, Ed.D.s) programs have become acceptable in the workforce beyond academia. And while there might be, in some quarters, an ongoing debate about the actual value of a Ph.D. (the R.O.I.), in certain field such as education, science and medicine, it is indispensable. Want to be a school superintendent? You need an Ed.D. A doctor, an M.D.? Needless to say.

The idea of distance learning has become acceptable in the highest halls of academia as well.. Stanford is offering 100 percent online Ph.D. courses. Columbia too. Schools everywhere offer hybrid or blended learning courses, combining online and in-class coursework.

But this particular comprehensive list is all about online Ph.D. programs and the universities and colleges that offer them. All accredited.

One note of caution. This website cannot vouch for the legitimacy of any accrediting agency. In doing the research that went behind this listing we made every effort to make sure the school was accredited. Major universities would never risk their accreditation by aligning with a shady agency. It was the smaller online-only schools (that you may never have heard of) that warrants your further investigation. Where a school offered an online Ph.D. (or doctorate or Ed.D.) but was not affiliated with an acknowledged accrediting agency, it did not make the list. Where a school offered a hybrid program, it did not make the list. If your school is not on this list, but you think it should be, contact us and we’ll investigate.

All that said, there is an excellent array of great schools offering legitimate degrees in America and the world. Enjoy your search. And good luck with your career.

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Adizes Graduate School

  • Tuition: $400 per semester unit

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Organizational Transformation
Students (only 10 students per class, we are told) explore change management in organizations and society. Unique, multi-disciplinary content including Spiral Dynamics, and Systems Thinking: Modeling Complexity. Flexible, interactive forum with a global student body of senior managers.
Accreditation: California State Bureau for Private, Postsecondary and Vocational Education

 

Albany Medical College

  • Tuition: $2,575 for a 3 credit course. Check back for late changes.

Degree offered: Doctorate of Professional Studies in Bioethics
The concentrations are in both clinical ethics consultation and health ethics and policy.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

American Sentinel University

  • Tuition: $690 a credit hour

Degree offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership
100% online DNP program. This is a practice-based, leadership-focused program that prepares faculty, program directors and deans to lead nursing education programs.
Accreditation: Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Commission (DETC)

 

Amridge University

  • Tuition: $765 per credit

Degree offered: Doctor of Ministry in Family Therapy
Amridge students will complete intensive studies in theories of marriage and family therapy, human development, problems with abuse and addiction, cultural diversity, and research.  This was advertised as 100 percent online (which is why this made our list), but our investigations indicates that might not be true. Suggest that anyone interested contact the school itself and talk with an advisor.
Accreditation: CACREP

 

Anaheim University

  • Tuition: $500 per credit

Degrees offered: Doctor of Business Administration: Entrepreneurship, Doctor of Education in TESOL, Doctor of Business Administration, Sustainable Management, Doctor of Business Administration International Business, and Doctor of Business Administration Management.
The concentrations are in both clinical ethics consultation and health ethics and policy.
Accreditation: Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

 

Argosy University

  • Tuition: $859 per credit

Degree offered: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Students who graduate from this program will have the ability to (among other things), advance social justice and transformative practice by fostering democratic and empowering environments that promote understanding and respect for diversity; cultivate the active engagement of diverse communities in social justice initiatives that enhance student development and learning; and demonstrate critical reflection that strengthens or improves themselves, their institutions, and their professional community.
Accreditation: Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

 

Aspen University

  • Tuition: $450 a credit

Degree offered: Doctorate of Science in Computer Science
Students who graduate from Aspen University’s doctorate program will have demonstrated advanced skills in research methodology and analytical thinking central to high-level careers in computer science. This program aims to equip students with the skills to evaluate existing technologies and applications, identify possible shortcomings, and help identify innovative ways in which they may be improved upon.
Accreditation: ABET

 

Athabasca University

  • Tuition: $4760 per credit, in Canadian dollars. Check often for price change

Degrees offered: Doctorate in Business Administration, Doctor of Education
Looking at the DBA program: students will expand competencies in management research and practice and learn to effectively conduct and evaluate management research. Go to the university website for key information on the Ed.D. degree.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

  • Tuition: $491 a credit hour

Degrees offered: Doctor of Health Sciences. The school offers several other doctorate programs. Go to the website, search for “online Ph.D. programs.”
This advanced online health science degree program provides health professionals with the knowledge and skills to excel in project management, decision-making, organizational leadership, establishing evidence-based standards and gaining competencies to apply research to professional practice. [As we’ve said, there are other doctorate degrees available, so go to the ATSU website for more information.]
Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission

 

Baker College Online

  • Tuition: $590 a credit hour

Degree offered: Doctor of Business Administration
Over the course of the graduate program, students will develop the capacity to work independently and in more depth, moving from prescribed content in the first year of the program, to supervised scholarly activities in the second year, to independent research focused on his or her area of interest in the third year.
Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Ball State University

  • Tuition: $394 a credit for Indiana residents; $590 for non-residents a year

Degree offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The goal of the program is to offer students the skills to assume leadership positions in nursing practice impacting health care outcomes at the clinical and organizational level.
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

 

Barry University

  • Tuition: $38,960 a year

Degree offered: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
This program helps graduate students develop the skills to prevent disease, contain epidemics, and shape policies to prevent injury and illness.
The university also offers a Doctorate in Public Health.
Accreditation: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Belmont University

  • Tuition: $1,628 a semester

Degree offered: Occupational Therapy Doctorate
The OTD program has an extensive network of fieldwork sites that provide the student with clinical experience each semester. Clinical sites range from hospitals, out-patient clinics, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, homeless shelters, community agencies, public and private schools, and other settings as deemed appropriate.
Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association

 

Benedictine University

  • Tuition: $990 per credit hour

Degree offered: Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Organizational Change
The coursework is intended for practicing professionals who wish to accelerate their career paths or who seek to join the higher education community as university, college or community college administrators. The program also prepares students for management positions in public and private educational agencies and associations. Studies emphasize leadership for educational and organizational improvement.
Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission

 

Binghamton University (SUNY)

  • Tuition: $453 a credit for NY state residents; $925 for non-residents

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Systems Science
Students in the Binghamton Ph.D. program frequently serve as teaching, research, and graduate assistants. These positions provide valuable training for classroom settings and a future in academia.
Accreditation: ABET

 

Boston University

  • Tuition: $47,422 a year

Degree offered: Doctor of Physical Therapy
This online program prepares graduates to function as independent practitioners and critical thinkers in a changing society and healthcare environment.
Accreditation: The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Meanwhile, BU also offers an online Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering

 

Bowling Green State University

  • Tuition: $11,678 for Ohio residents, and $18,986 for nonresidents. This was posted on the BG website two years ago and has not been updated. Suggest you check for the latest by calling or emailing the Bursar’s office

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Technology Management
The program involves the study of the integrated use of training and development, organizational development, and career development to improve individuals, group, and organizational effectiveness. The Ph.D. program relies on more than one subject discipline and draws on theories and insights from education, management, industrial and individual psychology, communication, counseling, economics, sociology, and related areas of research.
Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission

 

Bradley University

  • Tuition: $830 a semester hour

Degree offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice
100% online DNP programs is designed to prepare students for the highest level of nursing practice, research and leadership. Courses (if you so choose) might include Management in Healthcare Organizations, Healthcare Data Management, or Planning, Decision Making and Performance Measurement.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

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California Coast University

  • Tuition: $290 a credit

Degree offered: Doctor of Education in Educational Psychology
The program includes just some of the following courses: Philosophical Foundations of Education, Learning Theory, Analysis of Current Issues in Education, Organizational Behavior and Adaptive Leadership, Educational Research -Group Dynamics, and Advanced Educational Psychology.
CCU also offers two other Ed.D.s: Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Doctor of Education in Educational Administration
Accreditation: Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).

 

California Intercontinental University

  • Tuition: $445 a credit

Degree offered: Doctorate in Global Business and Leadership
The doctorate program prepares students for careers in the fields of global business management and consulting, enterprise architecture, content management, development specialist, and application architecture. Students pursing this Emphasis will learn about theories, practices, and ethics of leadership, risk management, global leadership business interaction and project management.
Accreditation: Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission

 

California Institute of Integral Studies

  • Tuition: $1,220 a credit

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Transformative Studies
The Ph.D. program prepares students to pursue a variety of fields after graduation, including higher education; leadership in social justice, environmental, and arts organizations; healthcare; and international management. Graduates can also choose a Focus on Integral Studies, exploring new approaches to theory and research.
Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

 

California Miramar University

  • Tuition: $485 a credit

Degree offered: Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)
The concentrations in this DBA program are: Finance, International Business, Marketing, and Strategic Management. The program’s objective is to train scholars to develop and sharpen management theories to enhance their contribution to management education and practice.
We need to point out something: judging by the website description alone, the school would appear to offer an online program and a hybrid program. If you are looking just for a 100 percent online program (with perhaps a few visits required to the on campus facility) check with the school. If this were purely a hybrid program, it would not belong on this list.
Accreditation: Accrediting Counsel for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

 

California Southern University

  • Tuition: $450 a credit

Degree offered: Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD)
The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) differs from the Ph.D. in that, whereas the Ph.D. is focused primarily on academic research and scholarly publication, the PsyD degree is an applied degree that is clinically focused. It emphasizes counseling and therapy.
Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

 

Capella University

  • Tuition: $13,338

Two Ph.D.s are available to students through Capella: Doctor of Business Administration, Accounting (DBA) and Ph.D., Accounting offer programs designed for students who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to teach, consult, or lead — coursework focuses on research, scholarly writing, ethical theory, a global perspective, accounting technology, and a systems-thinking approach.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley campus

  • Tuition: $42,000 an academic year

Degree conferred: Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with focus on mobility, networking and security
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

 

Catholic University of America

  • Tuition: CUA does not post tuition online. Rather, they ask you contact their admissions advisers to discuss tuition rates. Call 855-295-5711 if you are interested

Ph.D. offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
DNP students take courses covering: Emerging issues in health care and challenges in nursing; Standards of practice and health care ethics; Principles of epidemiology; Public and private financing in health care; Clinical research; and Health care biostatistics.
Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

Chatham University

  • Tuition: $877 per credit

Degree conferred: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Chatham’s DNP program prepares nurses to practice as leaders in the promotion and use of evidence-based practice in health care delivery systems. DNP graduates have skill sets and competencies to function in clinical and executive leadership roles depending on the student’s interest and career trajectory.
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

 

Chicago School of Professional Psychology

  • Tuition: $1,310 per credit

Degrees conferred: Ph.D. in Business Psychology; Ph.D. in International Psychology; Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership; and Ed.D. in Educational Psychology
For more information on these four programs, go to the home page (see above) and click on the “Programs” button. This will give you the various choices and descriptions of each. As one might guess by the school’s name, the choices are quite extensive.
Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

 

Cleveland State University

  • Tuition: $569 a credit, Ohio residents; for non-residents, $771 per credit

Degree offered: Doctor of Business Administration (in the Operations and Supply Chain department)
The DBA enables students to pursue careers in operations, logistics, and supply chain management. Faculty members are active in scholarly pursuits, including publishing in top-ranked journals in the operations and supply chain management fields, receiving best paper awards and serving on editorial boards of leading journals.
Accreditation: AACSB International

 

College of St. Scholastica

  • Tuition: $790 per credit hour

Degree offered: Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
The Ph.D. curriculum is designed to expose students to a variety of teaching methods including lectures, laboratory exercises, reading, role-playing and clinical experiences.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Colorado State University

  • Tuition: $870 per credit hour

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change
While this CSU program is grounded in organizational, strategic, and change management theory, the curriculum is focused on practical, growth-oriented activities to ensure educational relevance and applicability in today’s challenging business and institutional environments.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Colorado Technical University

  • Tuition: $598 per credit hour

Degrees offered: Example: Doctor of Management, Private Sector Higher Education Leadership (but there are 14 Business management Doctorate degree programs available online)
You will be required to complete concentration courses that apply leadership theory and management principles with key elements including policy, assessments, managing resources, organizational development and the regulatory environment.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission and North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Columbia University

  • Tuition: $1,578 per credit hour

Degree offered: Doctor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering
One of the Ivy League schools. Columbia students can focus on one of several areas of concentration or prepare for future endeavors such as architecture. Some typical concentrations are: Structural engineering: applications to steel and concrete buildings, bridges, and other structures; Geotechnical engineering: soil mechanics, engineering geology, and foundation engineering; and Construction engineering and management.
Accreditation: Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)

 

Concordia University

  • Tuition: $880 per credit

Degree offered: Ed. D. in Educational Leadership
Ed.D. courses at Concordia (a Christian-based school) are practical and research-based, and will help you gain valuable leadership and decision-making skills through rigorous, intensive project-based learning and purposeful collaboration.
Accreditation: Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities, Commission on Colleges and Universities

 

Creighton University

  • Tuition: $1,068 a credit

Degree offered: Doctorate in Leadership
The online Doctorate in Leadership degree offers a broad and interdisciplinary view of leadership that you can apply to a range of industries, especially business, education, nonprofit, military and health care.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Dakota State University

  • Tuition: $431.25 a credit

Degree offered: Doctorate in Information Systems
The online Doctorate program at this university prepares students for careers in teaching, research, consulting, and corporate employment. Specializations include decision support, knowledge and data management; information assurance and computer security; and healthcare information systems.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

DePaul University

  • Tuition: $800 a credit hour

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Computer Science
To earn a Ph.D. degree, a student must demonstrate breadth of knowledge in at least three research areas and significant depth in a chosen dissertation area. For more information about those dissertation areas, you need to go to the university catalog.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Des Moines University

  • Tuition: $524 a credit for alumni; $580 for non-alumni

Degree offered: Doctor of Physical Therapy
The online Doctorate program builds on a student’s current knowledge as a physical therapist by augmenting clinical competencies and decision-making skills for developing therapeutic plans. The program also emphasizes administrative and management skills, promotes preventive health and wellness and emphasizes manual therapy to help provide more effective patient care.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Drexel University

  • Tuition: Students in the MD/PhD program receive a full tuition waiver, a competitive stipend and medical insurance allowance throughout the course of study.

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Biochemistry
The program focuses on research areas that include protein structure/function analysis, inhibitor and drug discovery, mechanistic enzymology, cell signaling, virus-host interactions and cancer biology. The theme of molecular and structural mechanisms represents a common thread running through all research programs, regardless of the specific biological focus.
Drexel also offers the following Ph.D. programs (online): Doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology, Doctorate in Neuroengineering, Doctorate in Pharmacology and Phisiology, Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Duquesne University

  • Tuition: $1,402 a credit (warning: it is not clear what the tuition per hour rate is for DNP students. The University needs to add to its tuition rates page. Check with the school for the latest information)

Degree offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Nurses prepared at the DNP level will function from a strong evidence based foundation, effectively assessing health care policy, organizational effectiveness, and economic trends in health care to design new models for patient care services.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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East Carolina University

  • Tuition: $233.36 a credit for N.C. residents; $851.57 for non residents

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Nursing, Clinical Concentration
The Ph.D. program also prepares nurses for leadership roles in the administration of clinical services in a variety of community-based or acute care provider agencies.
ECU also offers Ph.D.s in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Instructional Technology, and Industrial Technology
Accreditation (for the nursing degree): Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

 

East Tennessee State University

  • Tuition: $773 a credit, out of state; total instate, $519

Degree offered: Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
The school describes their online doctoral program as “mostly online, a blended program.” That requires an explanation: The structure provides students with classroom experiences through an on-campus session at the beginning of each semester, combined with the flexibility of online learning for the remainder of the semester.
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

 

Eastern Michigan University

  • Tuition: $695 a credit, in- state; total in-state students; $1,250.50 for out of state students

Degree offered: PhD (Technology) Engineering Management concentration, Engineering Management
Eastern Michigan University has designed a program that will help you become as proficient at managing technology as you are at utilizing it.
Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Tuition: $1,080 a credit hour

Degree offered: PhD in Aviation
The doctoral program enables students to pursue interests in aviation in a diverse, intellectually versatile and multi-disciplinary environment and to affect a global impact on the aviation industry and discipline.
Accreditation: Commission on Colleges for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Emporia State University

  • Tuition: $318 a credit, in state (Kansas); $814.75 a credit for non-residents

Degree offered: PhD in Library and Information Management
The doctoral program enables students to conduct research that will contribute to society’s understanding of the creation, diffusion, and utilization of information. The program also places special emphasis on developing effective teachers. NOTE: Although an online program, the university requires two intensive weekends on campus a year.
Accreditation: American Library Association

 

Felician College

  • Tuition: $965 a credit for students pursuing a doctorate

Online degree offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The doctoral program enables students to undertake clinical nursing change through organizational and systems leadership, utilize systems thinking as a framework for quality improvement initiatives and organizational change initiatives, and critically analyze current evidence to change practice.
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

 

Florida Institute of Technology

  • Tuition: $1,205 a credit

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Computer Science
What a program. FIT graduates will gain a strong background in supercomputers, model computation, algorithmic thinking and information system design.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Florida State University

  • Tuition: $479.32 a credit for Florida residents; $1,110.72 for non-residents

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Risk Management and Insurance
FSU’s curriculum recognizes that industry professionals are not involved solely with insurance issues they must face difficult financial, ethical, legal, and global concerns as well.
Accreditation: AACSB International

 

Fordham University

  • Tuition: $1,302 a credit

Degree offered: Doctorate in Education, Ed.D.
Very interesting program. Fordham offers a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a focus on Urban Education for NYC public school building leaders.
Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

Frontier Nursing University

  • Tuition: $18,645 for 33 credits

Degree offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice
Frontier Post-Master’s DNP program is designed for certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who want to improve their skills in the areas of leadership, clinical scholarship, evidence based practice and clinical evaluation.
Accreditation: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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George Fox University

  • Tuition: $737 per credit hour

Degree offered: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Core courses in the George Fox Ed.D. program are designed to equip learners with knowledge and skills foundational to their discipline. Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in (among other things) the ability to reflect critically and ethically on matters of equity and social justice in educational settings; and to collaborate to solve educational problems and implement strategic actions that reflect justice for all students and stakeholders.
Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

 

George Washington University

  • Tuition: $1,030 a credit hour

Degree offered: Doctorate in Nursing Practioner (DNP)
The DNP option enables students to learn online, and practice in their own community while pursuing a rigorous curriculum focused on high-quality and person-centered primary care, health care policy, integrating research into practice, and nursing leadership.
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
GWU offers several other online Ph.D. programs (all accredited), including Systems Engineering, Occupational Therapy, Health Care Quality, Nursing Practice, Engineering Management, and Executive Leadership.

 

Georgia State University

  • Tuition: $382 a credit for Ga. residents; $1,243 for non-residents

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Instructional Technology
In case you didn’t know, an instructional technologist is a professional educator who can combine knowledge of the learning process, knowledge of instructional systems theory, and knowledge of various forms of media and earning environments to create the most effective and efficient learning experiences.
Accreditation: SACS and NCATE

 

Golden State School of Theology

  • Tuition: $175 a credit

Degrees offered: Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Religious Studies, and Doctor of Theology
Here is something interesting: Candidates desirous of contributing to the field of Biblical knowledge and/or the pastoral calling through studies other than offered may petition the Academic Advisory Committee for permission to undertake such studies.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

 

Gonzaga University

  • Tuition: $935 a credit

Degree offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The DNP program is designed to prepare leaders for the nursing profession who have expertise in advanced nursing specialty practice. The courses are consistent with the mission of Gonzaga University as well as the overall mission of the Department of Nursing: prepare nurses for leadership in the service of others.
Accreditation: Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities, Commission on Colleges and Universities

 

Grand Canyon University

  • Tuition: $640 a credit hour

Degree offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice
The program here guides advance-practice nurses and nurse leaders in applying current research to practice or system challenges to achieve a positive impact.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Hampton University

  • Tuition: $695 a credit

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Business Administration
Note: this is listed as a 100 percent online program; however, it does appear that this might be a hybrid course. Before making a commitment, call or email the school.
Accreditation: International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

 

Henley Business School (University of Reading, in the U.K.)

  • Tuition: $15,028 a year (converted from U.K. pounds)

Degree offered: Doctor of Business Administration
The Henley DBA is designed to enhance executive and professional practice through the application of sound theory and rigorous research into real and complex issues in business and management.
Accreditation: AACSB

 

Howard University

  • Tuition: $1,287 a credit

Degree offered: Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D)
The curriculum in this “non-traditional” PharmD program is designed to provide an integrated education in pharmaceutical sciences and business management.
Accreditation: The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education

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Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Tuition: $1,313 a credit hour

Degree offered: Doctor of Philosophy in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
There are a diverse number of courses available to graduate students leading towards dissertation. The best way to explore the program is to go to the website, click on program, courses and take a look at the class headings. The PhD degree is a research-intensive degree that culminates with the publication of a doctoral thesis contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Indiana University

  • Tuition: $377.56 per credit hour for Indiana residents; $1,222.10 for non-residents

Degree conferred: Doctor of Education in Instructional Systems Technology
The IU program is designed to prepare students to design and build processes, systems, and services for use in various settings. Research will cross disciplines and incorporates theories of instructional design, the use of emerging digital technologies to support learning, and workplace learning and performance improvement.
Accreditation: NCATE

 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • Tuition: $705 per credit hour

Degree conferred: Safety Sciences Ph.D.
The IUP program is designed to prepare safety professionals with advanced skills in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and the prevention of safety, health, and environmental hazards in the work environment.
Accreditation: IUP as an institution is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. According to their own website, this particular graduate program is seeking specific accreditation. Please return for the latest news.

 

Indiana Wesleyan

  • Tuition: $815 per credit hour

Degree conferred: Doctorate in Organizational Leadership
This program is designed to contribute to the student’s development as a servant leader who has mastered areas of study such as Personal Authenticity, Organizational Learning, Organizational Theory and Research, and Change, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

Institute for Clinical Social Work

  • Tuition: $19,200 a year

Degree conferred: Ph.D. in Clinical (social work)
Although this is an online program, twice each semester online students attend live on-site classes at our Chicago campus where they work with faculty members and on-site students.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Jacksonville State University

  • Tuition: $461 a credit hour

Degree conferred: Doctor of Science Emergency Management
With a degree in Emergency Management from JSU, you will be ready for any community incident, from minor emergencies to major disasters.  Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to lead the way in helping your region, your state, and your country prepare and recover from major events.
Accreditation: SACS

 

Jewish Theological Seminary

  • Tuition: $1,340 per credit

Degree conferred: Ed.D.in Jewish Education
The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education prepares Jewish educational leaders through research, professional training and curriculum development, thereby fostering the transformation of Jewish education in North America.
Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Johns Hopkins University

  • Tuition: $43,923 for a full academic year

Degree conferred: Doctor of Education. Doctor of International Health
The degree here is designed for those seeking leadership position. Johns Hopkins’ education program, by the way, is highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report. And with good reason: The program boasts 66 full-time faculty at a 1.1:1 ratio. Areas of specialization for educational leaders includes Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education; Mind, Brain, and Teaching; and Technology Integration in K-16 Education.
As for the International Health Ph.D., go to the website and navigate. Department of International Health seeks to understand health problems and develop means of disease reduction and health protection in underserved populations around the world.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

Johnson University

  • Tuition: $525 per credit hour

Degree conferred: Ph.D. in Leadership Studies
JU’s Ph.D. program focuses on four dimensions of leadership studies—individual and personal systems, organizational systems, global systems, and research.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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Kansas State University

  • Tuition: $566.10 per credit hour

Degree conferred: Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning
The personal financial planning doctorate offers students a wide array of concentrations. Class work includes such topics as Family Resource Management, Statistical Research in Family Studies and Human Services, and Money and Relationships.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Kaplan University

  • Tuition: This is complicated. Go to the school’s website for more information on tuition fees. It is not easily discernible, which is troubling. Do your due diligence

Degrees conferred: Doctor of Nursing Practice (and variations)
Note: on the school’s website, it says that their Doctor of Nursing Practice program is available only in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Keiser University

  • Tuition: $10,253 per semester for doctoral students (please check often as the fee schedule might change for your doctorate degree

Degree conferred: Doctor of Business Administration; Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology
The university does offer two online Ph.D. degrees. For a more detailed description of both programs, start by going to the URL listed above and then you can navigate to the other program.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

 

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Tuition: $1,042 a credit

Degree conferred: Doctor of Pharmacy
The stated mission of the program is for the graduate to be able to provide healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients with independent research, analysis and evidence-based responses to drug information requests.
Accreditation: Council for Pharmacy Education and by the American Osteopathic Association, Bureau of Education, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation

 

Lamar University

  • Tuition and fees: $1,488 for 3 credits, residents; $2,658 non-residents for 3 credits

Degree conferred: Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Lamar offers a completely online Ph.D. program or a hybrid program pathway for the same degree.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 

Lehigh University

  • Tuition: $615 a credit

Degree conferred: Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education
The Ph.D. program is practical, research-oriented, and policy-focused, while adding a theory-oriented and research-driven component.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

Liberty University Online

  • Tuition: $570 per hour

Degrees conferred: Doctor of Business Administration – Accounting program, Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling, Doctor of Worship Studies, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Doctor of Philosophy in Theology. This is a Christian-based university, so all of these courses (the school says) are “based on biblical principles.”
Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

 

Loma Linda University

  • Tuition: $672 per unit

Degreeconferred: Doctor of Philosophy in Health Education
At Loma Linda, the course emphasis is placed on educational, interpersonal, community, and legislative factors that promote positive health behaviors. The curriculum emphasizes interventions based on scientific data and established behavioral and learning theories that promote public health through the processes of education and community organization.
Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

 

Louisiana Baptist University

  • Tuition: $110 per hour. Yes, that sounds absurdly low. Go to http://www.lbu.edu/financial.html to verify

Degree conferred: Ph.D. in Christian Education
Simply put, the program has been established to provide opportunities for advanced study and scholarship and are specifically designed to accommodate non-public and Christian school personnel.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

 

Loyola University, Chicago

  • Tuition: $1,060 per hour in the Nursing school, $930 for education courses, Doctoral study course 610, $1,350 per hour

Degrees conferred: Doctor of Bioethics (a hybrid program requiring some on campus course work), Doctor of Nursing Practice (all work online, but some weekend immersion in Chicago), and Doctor of Education (geared to school psychologists).
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Luther Rice Bible College and Seminary

  • Tuition: $289 per hour

Degree conferred: Doctor of Ministry
The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry program is to provide you advanced competencies and biblical insights into the practice of ministry for those actively involved in vocational Christian ministry.
Accreditation: TRACS national accreditation

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Medical University of South Carolina

  • Tuition: $835 for in-state students; $985 for non-residents

Degrees conferred: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and a Ph.D. in Psy.D. in Nursing Science
We’ll concentrate on the DNP degree here, but go to the URL above and click around for the Ph.D. program. Meanwhile, the Doctor of Nursing Practice coursework addresses the most contemporary aspects of expert clinical practice and in depth knowledge and experience in leadership, health systems design and evaluation, evidence-based practice, health policy, and applied research.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Inc. (SACSCOC)

 

Meridian University

  • Tuition: $15,300 annually

Degrees conferred: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. in Psychology
Concentrations within the Ph.D. Program include: Art Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Somatic Psychology, Cultural Leadership, Business Psychology, Depth Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, EcoPsychology.
Accreditation: Degrees designed to meet the State of California Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) licenses

 

Michigan Technological University

  • Tuition: Prices may have changed. But for now, full-time: $14,769 per year (in-state); full-time: $14,769 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $821 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $821 per credit (out-of-state). Note: some schools make it very difficult to find their current tuition online (for graduates). This is the case here. Please contact the school for the latest tuition costs and fees.

Degrees conferred: Ph.D.s in Mechanical Engineering and in Engineering Mechanics
The Ph.D. coursework will include research on lean manufacturing and design for sustainability; the enterprise-wide production of cellulose based ethanol from forest resources; optimization of ethanol based power systems; and alternative-energy technologies including hydrogen, wind, and micro- and macro-fuel cells.
Other degrees: MTU offers more than 20 Ph.D.s. Go to their website and click on the various major fields of study to see which ones are 100 percent online.
Accreditation: AACSB International – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

MGH Institute of Health Professions

  • Tuition: $1,194 per credit hour

Degree conferred: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
The hallmark of the program is the interdisciplinary composition of its faculty, curriculum, and student body. Students come from a mix of rehabilitation-related disciplines, including but not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, rehabilitation nursing, and/or rehabilitation medicine.
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC)

 

Miami Christian University

  • Tuition: On average, $90 a credit. Check with your specific degree program counselor because tuitions are (as you know) subject to change

Degrees conferred: 9 degrees, including: Ph.D. in Christian Social Work, and Ph.D.s in Ministry, Theology, Christian Music, Christian Counseling, History, Christian Media Communications, Religious Administration, Christian Education, and Christian Fine Arts.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Maryville University

  • Tuition: $700 per credit hour

Degree conferred: Doctor of Nursing Practice
Maryville’s DNP program focuses on development of evidence-based practice, and research utilization for the improvement of clinical care delivery, patient outcomes, system management, and organizational leadership to inform health care policy.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Millersville University

  • Tuition: $470 per credit hour, Pa. residents; $545 for non-residents

Degree conferred: Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Pennsylvania oriented. The Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), focusing on poverty and technology, is designed to provide rising school district, state level and organizational leaders with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to develop and implement programs that support the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s children in realizing their full academic potential in a wide variety of educational settings.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Tuition: $522.40

Degree conferred: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
The Ed.D. courses reflect a customized program that is based on real need in real schools and programs. The program addresses the need for advanced preparation of educational leaders and focuses on applied research in the field of education. The program is grounded in strategies for adult learning and the development of inquiry research.
Other Doctorate programs at MSU: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Psychology (School Psychology)
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

 

Mississippi State University

  • Tuition: $435.75 a credit

Degree conferred: Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (see below for others)
Although this item highlighted the doctorate in civil engineering (above), MSU offers several other online (they call it distance) Ph.D.s. They are: Doctor of Philosophy in: Community College Leadership, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
Accreditation: Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (for the Engineering degrees. Obviously, different for the Ed.D.)

 

Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Tuition: $1,643.67 per credit hour

Degree conferred: Doctor in Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to managing complex systems and projects. Areas of specialization include big data analytics and management and security, computational intelligence, model based engineering, modeling and simulation, complex adaptive systems, quality and reliability, risk modeling and assessment, statistics, structures, infrastructure systems, systems architecting and systems design optimization.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Monmouth University

  • Tuition: $18,846

Degree conferred: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Monmouth’s DNP curriculum focuses on evidence-based practice, organizational and systems leadership, information technology, inter-professional collaboration, emerging practice challenges, and implementing translational research and science into practice.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

Montana State University

  • Tuition: $6,166 a school year for residents; $17590 for non-residents

Degree conferred: Ph.D. in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
MDU’s programs (they also have a Master’s Degree program) are designed to prepare school leaders in elementary and secondary administration (principals) at the Education Specialist level in elementary and secondary adminstration, and in general school administration (superintendency), and at the Doctoral level in elementary, secondary, and general administration (superintendency).
Accreditation: NCATE

 

Morgan State University

  • Tuition: $382 per credit for in-state residents; $748 for non-resident students

Degree conferred: Ed.D. in Community College Leadership
The Morgan State Ed. D program is designed to develop scholars and practitioners who will improve the worlds of higher and postsecondary education, as academic leaders, public policy experts, administrators, members of the professoriate, consultants, or training and development professionals.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

New Mexico State University, Main Campus

  • Tuition: $274.50 per credit, for both in-state and non-resident students

Degree conferred: Doctor of Education
The Ed.D. is primarily a practitioner’s degree. Coursework, internships, and research are constructed to develop individuals for administrative positions in PK-12 schools and in post-secondary institutions.
Accreditation: Higher learning Commission

 

Northcentral University

  • Tuition: $2,922 base per course tuition rate

Degrees: Doctor of Business Administration, Advanced Accounting, and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration. Northcentral also offers online PhD programs in Organizational Leadership, Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Psychology.
Accreditation: WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

 

Northern Arizona University

  • Tuition: most recent posting for credit hour is $647 per hour. Highly recommend prospective students to go to website for the latest postings. Quite likely the tuition per credit has changed

Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The DNP at NAU is a clinical doctorate with emphasis on expert clinical practice. The emphasis is on enhancing leadership expertise in rural and underserved populations.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Nova Southeastern University

  • Tuition: most recent posting for credit hour is $660 per hour. Highly recommend prospective students to go to website for the latest postings. Go by the individual doctorate

Degrees offered: Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Criminal Justice, Doctor of Speech Pathology, Education (both Ed.D. and Ph.D.), Health Sciences, Nursing (D.N.P.), Occupational Therapy
Accreditation: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

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Oakland University

  • Tuition: $655 a credit for in-state residents; $1,027 a credit for non-residents

Degree offered: Education Specialist (Doctorate)
The program prepares students for principalship and central office administrative positions in K-12 schools.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Old Dominion University

  • Tuition: $465 a credit for in-state residents; $501 a credit for non-residents

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Community College Leadership
Some of the leadership issues addressed in this program include the diversity of student bodies, the role of the community college in higher education, the importance of workforce preparation provided by community colleges, and the role and expectations of the community.
Accreditation: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Oral Roberts University

  • Tuition: $616 for graduate credit hour

Degree offered: Doctor of Education
A Christian-oriented school. All doctoral students are required to take the following core courses: Organizational Theory in Administration, History & Philosophy of Education, Leadership Studies, Strategies for Educational Change, and Contemporary Curriculum Issues.
Accreditation (for the doctorate in education): Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA)
ORU also offers potential Ph.D. students online doctorates in business and computer science. For much more detailed information, go the website suggested above.

 

Oregon Health and Science University

  • Tuition: $23,000 a year tuition for in-state residents; $25,000 for non-residents

Degree offered: Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Informatics
The program aims to educate the future developers and managers of health and biomedical information systems. The programs prepare students for careers that require a thorough understanding of both information technology and the health care environment.
Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, or CAHIIM

 

Pepperdine University

  • Tuition: $1,440 a credit unit

Degree offered: Ed.D. in Educational Technology
The Ed.D. program is designed to prepare leaders in the field of technological applications and innovation in the world of education and business. Students attend classes in a mix of face-to-face and Internet sessions. Students communicate asynchronously through e-mail and newsgroups.
Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

 

Portland State University

  • Tuition: $356 a credit unit for in-state residents; $556 for non-residents

Degrees offered: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in Early Childhood Education
The core belief of this program is the idea that children and teachers construct knowledge, alone and in collaboration, through interaction with the social and physical world. The issues of diversity and social justice that educators are faced with call for highly reflective and responsive teachers who have a deep understanding of development, curriculum and culture that is focused on the unique needs and issues of young children and their families.
Accreditation: NCATE

 

Providence College and Seminary

  • Tuition: $395 a credit

Degree offered: Doctor of Ministry
The Doctor of Ministry (Counseling) is designed to assist in increasing the competency of Christian leaders so that they can achieve excellence in their current and future ministries.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

 

Purdue University

  • Tuition: $1,075 a credit

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Management Information Systems
Students will be asked to master analytical and/or empirical methodologies from disciplines such as economics, operations research, and computer science. Coursework, graduate assistant appointments, and mentoring relationships are aimed at developing these research capabilities.
Accreditation: AACSB

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Regent University

  • Tuition: $780 a credit

This doctorate is largely achieved online, but there is a one week on campus in the summer residency requirement. The focus of this program is critical thinking, scholarly research, writing, and an education within a Christian worldview.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

 

Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Tuition: $954 a credit

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Imaging Science
The course of study for this program at RIT involves two years of course work beyond the baccalaureate and a research-based dissertation.
Accreditation: Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission

 

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

  • Tuition: $799 a credit

Degree offered: Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
Graduates of this program will be socially responsible, competent, and innovative researchers, educators, and leaders who understand and appreciate the financial, political, clinical, and social factors that influence care models and population-based delivery systems.
Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

 

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

  • Tuition: $27,00 for the year

Degrees offered: Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Doctorate in Interprofessional Studies
Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Rush University

  • Tuition: $999 a credit, all fees included

Degrees offered: Ph.D.s in Nursing Science, Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Practice (DNP)
Examples of concentration: Nursing Science graduates are prepared as clinical researchers. Based on the integration of knowledge from biological, behavioral and clinical sciences, students learn clinical research skills that will contribute to the scientific basis of care provided to individuals across the lifespan and in any setting where care is provided .
Accreditation: Please note that the Rush University College of Nursing was re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in 2009. The College was accredited for ten years through 2019, the maximum granted by CCNE.

 

Salus University

  • Tuition: $32,270 a year

Degree conferred: Doctor of Audiology
Coursework essentials will include knowledge in the fundamentals of neuroscience, application of sound clinical judgments based on psychoacoustic principles; and adherence to evidence-based intervention methods.
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

 

Sage Graduate School

  • Tuition: $1,000 a credit

Degrees conferred: Doctor of Nursing Science, Doctor of Physical Therapy
The DNS course, for example, prepares nurses to be innovative, transformational educators and leaders in both academic and health care settings.
Accreditation: Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education

 

Saint Leo University Online

  • Tuition: $900 a credit

Degree conferred: Doctor Business Administration
The D.B.A. at Saint Leo U. is an advanced degree program that can provide you with the research, critical analysis, and application skills that will enable you to make intellectual contributions to your chosen field of business study. The program emphasizes the ability to think critically about interrelated activities that occur in functional areas of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, project management, and statistics
Accreditation: ACBSP

 

Sam Houston State University

  • Tuition: $1,477.50 for three credit hours

Degree conferred: Ed.D.
This is an interdisciplinary doctoral program designed to prepare educators to develop and administer programs for underprepared community college and university students in math, reading, and/or writing.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

 

Sanctus Theological Institute

  • Tuition: call 1-971-263-8279 for information about tuition and fees. The website provides little information on tuition.

Degrees conferred: D.D., Doctor of Divinity; Ph.D. in Pastoral Studies or Sacred Theology
At Sanctus, courses are oriented toward the “Catholic” seven sacraments. Especially Independent Catholics, and the non-Denominational individual. Can ordain those seeking non-Denominational Ministry.
Accreditation: International University Accrediting Assoc. and the American Theological Association

 

San Diego State University

  • Tuition: $5,559 a semester

Degree conferred: Ph.D in Education, joint doctoral program with the Claremont Graduate University
Where will you go from here? Graduates of the program are currently employed as school principals, superintendents and program directors, college and university faculty and administrators, educational specialists in private and public agencies, and consultants to schools and businesses.
Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

 

Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law

  • Tuition: $725 per unit

Degree conferred: Juris Doctor
Required courses emphasize traditional subjects—including all subjects on the California Bar Exam—and skills such as legal research.
Accreditation: WSCUC

 

Saybrook University

  • Tuition: $23,588.60 annual cost

Degrees conferred: Ph.D. Psychology, Psychophysiology Specialization
This psychology PhD degree program trains people to be true professionals in the unique constellation of assessment and interventional techniques that combine to form the sub-specialty of applied psychophysiology.
Accreditation:  Senior Commission of Western Association of Schools and Colleges

 

Shenandoah University

  • Tuition: $34,450

Degree conferred: Pharm.D., in a non-traditional degree program
An interesting take on a Pharmacy degree. This non-traditional Doctor of Pharmacy (NTDP) pathway utilizes much of the innovative information technology that is woven throughout the traditional Doctor of Pharmacy program to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the pharmacist as a decision maker.
Shenandoah also offers a Doctorate in Administrative Leadership.
Accreditation:  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

SMC University

  • Tuition: $7,426 for the full program (according to their website). Note: this is the conversion from 6800 euros. The exchange rate changes

Degree conferred: Doctorate of Finance
SMC’s Doctorate of Finance provides an in-depth study of the strategic financial issues in today’s economy and provides a solid base for conducting comprehensive research in the field.
Other online Ph.D. degrees offered: Doctor of Management; Doctor of Business Administration
Accreditation:  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Spertus College

  • Tuition: $20,000

Degrees conferred: Doctor of Jewish Studies (DJS) Doctor of Science in Jewish Studies (DSJS)
This graduate program is designed specifically for in-service Jewish professionals, primarily rabbis, but may also be of interest to educators and communal service workers with an extremely high level of facility with classical Hebrew texts. It serves those seeking career enhancement, career change and personal edification.
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

 

Stanford University

  • Tuition: $16,240 a semester, for engineering students. Tuition rates often change, so check with the school before making a full commitment

Degrees offered: Ph.D.in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Students pursuing the PhD program augment their backgrounds in engineering and science with courses in public policy analysis, social science research methods, organization theory and other aspects of social science. Students whose research concerns environmental policy in developing countries typically spend several months abroad gathering data.
Accreditation: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (for the Engineering degrees)
Stanford also offers the following online Ph.D.s: Applied Physics, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

 

Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Tuition: $16,664 a semester

Degrees offered: Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering Management, Social Technical Systems and more. [Check to see which programs are 100 percent online.]
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

Stockton University

  • Tuition: $650 a credit

Degrees offered: Doctor of Physical Therapy and Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

St. Louis University

  • Tuition: $760 a credit, listed under Adult Education Tuition, graduate

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Nursing
This program prepares RNs as scholars and beginning nurse researchers/scientists. Students who complete the Ph.D. program contribute to the continued development of the discipline and profession of nursing. Graduates are prepared to articulate multiple perspectives on knowledge development and a broad understanding of research methods; and critique and synthesize nursing and interdisciplinary knowledge in a substantive area of inquiry.
Accreditation: AACSB

 

St. Thomas University

  • Tuition: $995 per credit hour

Degree offered: Ed.D. in Education Leadership and Management
The coursework combines management and leadership theories for practical application to the working environment. It is ideal for working professionals who seek to enhance their roles as organizational leaders and upgrade their skills in management, social media management, emergency planning, research and policy development in a variety of organizational settings and environments. Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

 

Sullivan University

  • Tuition: It is disturbing that not much information is available online on tuition. They want you to contact the university for more information. This is not being transparent. If you are still interested….it looks like a good program, contact the university and make your complaints known.

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Management, with a concentration in Human Resource Leadership.
The curriculum is designed to teach you how to conduct research and develop research proposals. Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

 

Texas A&M University

  • Tuition: $240.93 per credit hour, residents; $637.92, non-residents

Degree offered: Doctor of Education
Major themes presented in the College’s mission statement and vision form the three intertwined goals of the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Leadership, Discovery and Application of Knowledge. A&M offers a terminal professional degree for educational leaders in curriculum and instruction contexts serving teachers and administrators in K–12 public and private education. Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Texas Tech University

  • Tuition: for online students, $485 a credit for non-Texas residents; $237 for residents. However, TTU’s tuition structure varies by major so you really need to update the information as you search through their website. Make sure you specifically target your concentration

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Systems and Engineering Management
Coursework is geared towards students who seek management opportunities in engineering and technology.
Other Ph.D.s offered: Doctorate in Plant and Soil Sciences; Agricultural Education; Technical Communication and Rhetoric; and Educational Leadership Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Texas Women’s University

  • Tuition: In state tuition, $243.32 per credit hour; non-residents will pay $633.32 a credit

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Nursing Science
Major courses in the Ph.D. program include classes on Multicultural Nursing, Exploring Scholarship, Ethical Dimensions of Nursing, Power, Policy, and Politics, and Theory and Foundations of Nursing Research. Accreditation: the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

 

Thomas Jefferson University

  • You can get up to date information at https://w3.jefferson.edu/registrar/tuition/

Degree: Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
The focus of this online Ph.D. program is to develop occupational therapists with advanced skills in clinical practice, administration, clinical research, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education and theory development. Graduates will be prepared to practice in clinical, research, and academic environments.
Accreditation: Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

 

Trinity College and Seminary

  • Tuition: $243 a credit hour

Degrees: Doctor of Ministry, Biblical Counseling; Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling
Trinity programs in Biblical Counseling are designed to equip students in ways that include: helping to develop an understanding of counseling in the Biblical/Theological context; to enable students to develop a personalized approach to Biblical Counseling; to help develop the ability to think critically about the “quilt of counseling” (as one secular author recently described the discipline); and to develop the skills and techniques necessary to carry on a successful ministry of counseling.
Other online Ph.D. programs are: Christian Management and Leadership; Biblical Studies and Theology; Philosophy and Apologetics; Pastoral Ministry; Pulpit Communication; Women’s Studies; Conflict Management; and Interdisciplinary Ministry.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Tuoro University Worldwide

  • Tuition: $700 a credit hour

Degree offered: Doctor of Psychology in Human and Organizational Psychology
The doctorate program includes a professional research component that gives students the opportunity to apply learned concepts to real-world settings and translate theory into practice in their field.
Accreditation: Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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United States Sports Academy

  • Tuition: $725 a credit hour

Degree: Doctor of Education in Sports Management (Ed.D.)
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Sports Management is designed to prepare students to perform tasks in the Sports Medicine profession with a high degree of proficiency. The area of specialization focuses on management courses as applied to Sports Medicine. Students are selected on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments, past experiences, skills, and goals.
Accreditation: SACSC

 

University of Alabama

  • Tuition: $360 a credit hour

Degree: Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership for Nurse Educators
The course of study (originating from the main campus) helps develop the teaching, service, and research skills necessary for effective faculty in university and college nursing programs.
Other online Ph.D. programs are: Ph.D.s in Higher Education Administration; Instructional Leadership; and Nursing Practice
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

University of Alabama, Huntsville

  • Tuition: $9548 for residents of Ala., a credit hour; $21,042 for non-residents

Degrees: Ph.Ds in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Engineering Management
Go to the URL above and scroll down to Engineering. There, you’ll find the various concentrations and a listing of coursework.
Accreditation: ABET

 

University of Arizona

  • Tuition: Go to the tuition fee calculator and type in the particulars of your degree. It is not easy. For such a prestigious university to make finding out about tuition so difficult is a travesty. Maybe best to call them, which is probably what they want.

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Optical Sciences
Ph.D. students begin by taking a series of core courses designed to provide them with a solid background in optics. As they progress, they gain firm foundations in math and physics, statistics, electromagnetic waves, geometrical optics, quantum optics, and solid-state optics.
Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission

 

University of Arkansas

  • Tuition: $9,598 per annum for in-state students; $23,700 for non-residents

Degree offered: Ed.D. in Workforce Development Education
At UA, doctoral students usually have a background in all or a combination of the following fields of study: psychology; ‎organizational behavior; occupational counseling; ‎skill testing and evaluation; program design; consulting practice; organizational ‎development; and applications to issues such as training, management ‎development, customer service, and total quality management.
Accreditation: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 

University of Buffalo, SUNY

  • Tuition: $425 per credit for in-state students; $925 for non-residents

Degrees: Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning
An interesting approach here, which emphasizes the Science of Learning, a 21st century approach to developing evidenced-based practice through design research. In design research, the coursework implements innovative practice/curriculum, studies the effects, and improves the implementation for further study.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) accreditation, Council on Rehabilitation Education, and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

 

University of Central Florida

  • Tuition: The school’s website indicates that the 2016 tuition has not yet been set. Contact Sr. Associate Controller: Dan Mayo, Millican Hall, Room 109, Phone (407) 823-2433 for more information

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Health Services Management
This is an interdisciplinary program that includes the professional and academic expertise of faculty in the fields of Criminal Justice, Health Management and Informatics, Public Administration, and Social Work.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
The school also offers an online Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Go to website for more information.

 

University of Colorado, Boulder

  • Tuition: Complicated to find. $2280 for in-state students (in the Engineering Department); $5,055 for out of state. You need to go to the Bursar’s website. The tuition cited above appear to include up to 3 credit hours. So, a three credit course, for example, appears to cost $2,280 for an in-state student.

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Communications
This Ph.D. student, when he or she graduates, will demonstrate mastery of Internet technology, web-based business acumen, and Internet policy knowledge — a skill set that appeals to the companies driving today’s rapidly changing high-tech world. ITP’s curriculums allows students to learn about broadband networking, wireless systems, cybersecurity, Internet economics, entrepreneurialism, strategy, and policy. Students gain hands-on experience in our world-class labs using state-of-the-art technologies.
Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

 

University of the Cumberlands

  • Tuition: $375 a credit

Degree offered: Doctorate in Leadership
This Ph.D. student will undergo a comprehensive study of effective leadership, teaching and administrative methods. You’ll also take an in-depth look at the politics involved in the educational decision-making process, program planning and assessment strategies.
Accreditation: Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

 

University of Denver

  • Tuition: The Josef Korbel School provides a three year full tuition waiver and living stipend for most applicants accepted to its doctoral program.

Degree offered: Joint Ph.D. [the course is taught out of the Korbel School]
Ok, this might be the weirdest Ph.D. you might have heard, and yet it all makes sense. At UD, it is called a joint Ph.D. program is designed to prepare persons for independent research and teaching in the fields of religious and theological studies. In the revised program, special emphasis is given to enabling students to be effective teachers in teh study of religion and theology. Others will find vocational fulfillment within the context of religious organizations; especially churches, institutes, counseling centers, government agencies.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

 

University of Detroit, Mercy

  • Tuition: $1,489 a credit

Degree offered: Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The DNP program is designed to provide students the opportunity to assimilate and utilize in-depth knowledge of nursing, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical and organizational sciences, with sophisticated informatics and decision-making technology to develop collaborative strategies that optimize the health of individuals, families, communities and systems.
Although promoted as strictly an online program, it may, in fact, be a hybrid. Call and find out.
Accreditation: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

 

University of Fairfax

  • Tuition: $2,685 for a three-credit course

Degree offered: Doctorate of Information Assurance (DIA)
This university is all about cybersecurity, and what could be more relevant in these times? As a doctoral student, courses will explore relevant cybersecurity policy issues in enterprise management. Students will complete a cybersecurity project in each, enabling you to make immediate and lasting workplace contributions.
Accreditation: Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

 

University of Florida

  • Tuition and fees: $12,680 for the academic year. Total estimated cost, however is $29,310. It is unclear what an online Ph.D. will have to pay, in terms of tuition. Undergraduate online fees are easy to find, not so graduate fees. Call or email the university.

Degree offered: Doctorate in Enrollment Management
This is certainly an interesting doctorate program. UF is committed to the development and implementation of data-driven strategies and collaborative campus wide partnerships that optimize university resources to recruit, enroll, support, and graduate a community of diverse and talented students.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

 

University of Georgia

  • Tuition: $629 a credit hour

Degree offered: Ed. S., a doctorate in Educational Psychology
The Ph.D. program is based on the philosophy that giftedness and creativity are expressed in diverse ways among diverse people; that creativity is a universal potential to be nurtured and enhanced; and that the best education is tailored to students’ specific needs and interests for talent development. This philosophy will be expressed through a focus on instruction, research, and service.
Accreditation: NCATE

 

University of Idaho

  • Tuition: $8,222 for residents; $22,226 for non-residents per semester

Degree offered (among others, see below): Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
The Ph.D. programs stress teamwork, communication, problem solving, and state-of-the-practice analysis and design techniques.
Accreditation: Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Other Ph.D. programs include: Ph.D.s in Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Educational Leadership; Mathematics; Education; and Athletic Training

 

University of Kentucky

  • Tuition: $5,826 per semester for residents; $13,077 for non-residents

Degree offered: Doctor of Education
Among other skills, once you graduate, students will be adept at analyzing the research in the field of distance education delivery, management and support.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Tuition: $1,066 per credit hour

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
The UMBC graduate program emphasizes research in water resources and environmental engineering. Environmental engineers identify and design solutions for environmental problems, such as providing safe drinking water, treating and safely disposing of wastes, controlling water pollution, maintaining air quality and remediating contaminated sites.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Tuition: $750 per credit hour, but please check. The website does not make this clear and that price might be too low.

Degree offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice (Amherst)
You can choose one of the following concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Public Health Nurse Leader (PHNL), Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

 

University of Massachusetts, Online

  • Tuition: $16,115 for Mass. Residents; $31,115 for non-residents

Degree offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice (Boston)
DNP Graduates will gain knowledge and competence in health systems leadership, policy development, and interdisciplinary collaboration to improve health care quality and increase health care access for all populations. Course work and internships focus on preparing graduates with transformational leadership skills in program development and policy change.
Accreditation: The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

 

University of Michigan, Flint

  • Tuition: $530 a credit for Mich. Residents; $795 for non-residents

Degree offered: Doctor of Physical Therapy
The DPT program is offered for currently practicing physical therapists who are interested in augmenting their education and earning a DPT. Enhance your knowledge and skills, broaden your clinical perspective.
Other Ph.D.s offered: Doctor of Anesthesia Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

University of Missouri

  • Tuition: $350.10 per credit hour. The architectural degree tuition is higher, at $587.30 per credit hour

Degrees offered: Doctor of Philosophy in Architectural Studies, Doctor of Education Degree, Educational Leadership, and in nursing
The Sinclair School of Nursing offers 7 online doctorates: Adult Gerontology, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Accreditation: Commission on Higher Learning of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

University of Nebraska, at Omaha

  • Tuition: $249.50 a credit hour for Neb. Residents; $697 for non-residents

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Public Administration
Some of the core seminars will include: Foundations of Public Administration and Advanced Management Theory
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Tuition: $800 a credit (all students, in-state or not)

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Nursing
Some of the program’s objectives are toprovide leadership in the advancement of nursing as an academic and practice discipline and in political processes that affect health care; conduct original research that generates new knowledge; and develop, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

University of New England

  • Tuition: $820 a credit hour for Ed. Leadership. $775 per credit hour for the physical therapy courses

Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy; Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

University of New Mexico

  • Tuition: $254.26 a credit hour for New Mexico residents; $858.42 for non-residents

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Microsystems
Welcome to the future: This program bridges the distinct properties of the nanoscale to microsystem functionality. The integrated academic and research activities highlight our capabilities and unique breadth in materials synthesis and self-assembly, nanolithography, interrogative platforms, and functional micro/macrosystems.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

University of New South Wales

  • Tuition: $675 per credit hour

Degree offered: PhD in Environmental Policy and Management
This online program originates in Australia. The Institute provides students with ground-breaking research opportunities, broad interdisciplinary teaching in environmental studies, and professional work experience in a variety of sectors along with a growing network of expert peers.
Accreditation: Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ)

 

University of North Texas

  • Tuition: $227.79 per credit hour Texas residents; $617.79 for non-residents. Please check with the university if you are interested in this school, since it is unclear what online students pay. The rate cited here is for campus students

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Information Science
This online program’s mission is to provide resources, research and service for education; provide leadership to the library and information community; and prepare information professionals of the highest quality to serve the state, the region and the global community.
Accreditation: American Library Association

 

University of Oklahoma, Tulsa

  • Tuition: $15,156 for OK residents; $34,006 non-residents, per annum

Degree offered: Doctor of Pharmacy
Graduates from this accredited schools of pharmacy are able to prepare and dispense medication; consult with other healthcare professionals, provide medication therapy management, provide education, participate in clinical research and talk with patients about medications.
Accreditation: ACPE

 

University of Pittsburgh

  • Tuition: $29,604, Pa. residents; $33,002 non-residents, per annum

Degree offered: Doctor of Nursing Practice
Throughout the program Pitt students will develop the clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills to design and implement programs of care delivery which significantly impact health care outcomes and have the potential to transform health care delivery.
Accreditation: Commission on Higher Learning

 

University of Phoenix

  • Tuition: It is always frustrating when a university does not make it easy and transparent to see tuition rates. Here, you are asked to provide significant personal information and type it into a tuition calculator. If that is OK with you, have at it. In the Search window type in tuition and fees and you’ll get to the calculator.

Degrees offered: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership/Information Systems and Technology
The mission of this program is to train professionals from any industry to understand and evaluate the scope and impact of information systems and technology (IST) from organizational, industry-wide, and global perspectives.
The University offers several other Ph.D. degrees. Among them are: Doctor of Health Administration, Doctor of Business Administration, and Educational Specialist
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

University of the Rockies

  • Tuition: $1,082 per credit hour

Degrees offered: Doctorate of Education, Doctorate in Human Service, Doctorate of Psychology
Within these categories, there are specializations, for example, Doctorate in Education could specialize in Leadership and Organization. Go to the website for more detailed information.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

University of the South Carolina, Columbia

  • Tuition: $17,482 in state; $23,242 out of state

Degrees offered: USC offers an online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction.
This Ed.D. prepares students for the challenges of curricular administration including culture and leadership, ethics and morals, and curriculum design and implementation.
Accreditation: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

 

University of South Florida

  • Tuition: $10,410 per annum for Florida residents; $20,600 for non-residents

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Music Education
This Ph.D. program is intended for the aspiring pinnacle leader in music education research, teaching, and administration. The curriculum prepares the student to engage in original research in music education and related fields (arts education, music technology, music psychology, etc.).
Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Music

 

University of Southern California

  • Tuition: $47,562 for the entire program

Degree offered: Doctorate of Education, Global Executive, and Organizational Change and Leadership
The program will take a look at how learning occurs in formal and informal workplace settings, examine effective strategies for facilitating organizational learning and learn to create systems that produce more effective, adaptable and competitive organizations.
Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

 

University of Southern Mississippi

  • Tuition: $402 per semester hour

Degree offered: Ph.D. in International Development
The Ph.D. program features research tracks in economic development, political development, security studies, and social and cultural development.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

University of Saint Augustine for Health Science

  • Tuition for school year: $12,300 for Fla; they also have schools in CA ($14,369) and Texas ($12,954)

Degree offered: Ph.D. Physical Therapy
Heads up: it’s the Ph.D. that is online, the post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program, which is designed for working physical therapists interested in advancing their clinical skills. It is open to physical therapists with either a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.
Accreditation: the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

 

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

  • Tuition and fees: In general UT students pay $563 a credit if they live in state; $1,547 for out of state students

Degree offered: Doctor of Physical Therapy
The curriculum combines classroom and laboratory training with independent study and clinical experiences in a variety of health care settings. Note: there are two DPT programs: one completely online, the other, on-campus.
Accreditation: The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association

 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Tuition and fees: $563 a credit for in-state students; $1547 for out of state students

Degrees offered: Ph.D.-Nuclear Engineering (portions available online), Nuclear Criticality Safety, Reliability and Maintainability Engineering, and Nuclear Security Analysis
The Department of Nuclear Engineering offers programs leading to a Doctor of Philosophy. Research specializations include applied artificial intelligence, reactor analysis, fuel and waste management, nuclear criticality safety, nuclear reactor dynamics and control, reliability and maintainability engineering, nuclear system reliability and risk assessment, radiological engineering (including health physics), radiation transport, and thermalhydraulics.
Accreditation: Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

 

University of Texas, Arlington

  • Tuition: $8,710 for in-state students; non-residents add $6,510 to in-state tuition. All subject to change

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Social Work
Students in the UTA Social Work Ph.D. program learn the application of research methods and procedures to issues of importance to the social work profession and the social welfare institution.
Accreditation: Council on Social Work Education

 

University of Texas, Tyler

  • Tuition: $342 for in-state students; non-residents $732 a credit. This is for the nursing graduate student

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Nursing
This Ph.D. focuses on health in communities within the context of culture, and in that sense is fairly unique (a word we don’t throw around lightly) among doctoral programs in Texas and the United States. The course is built on a model of strengths and, being completely online, enables nurses to study in the communities in which they reside. The coursework prepares students to serve as nurse leaders and researchers who impact health locally and translate research findings globally.
Accreditation: SACS

 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville

  • Tuition: All PhD students admitted are placed with a research mentor prior to admissions, becoming a research team member in a scaffolded program of skill development in IT research and scholarship. PhD students are fully funded for all four years of study. Advance visits to the program strongly encouraged

Degrees offered: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Technology Leadership
This Ed.D. program prepares practitioner-scholars to become leaders within their professions.  Students participate in coursework, research, and field work that focus on the problems faced by educators in schools and other educational institutions.
Accreditation: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

 

University of Washington

  • Tuition: Resident: $28,362 per year; non-resident: $50,286 a year

Degree offered: Joint Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program
The External Pharm.D. was developed to help licensed pharmacists keep pace with changes in the field, update their skills, gain a greater variety of hands-on clinical experience, and compete for better career positions. The school offers a wide range of electives, such as a Geriatric certificate and the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program in addition to countless opportunities for community outreach, leadership development, hands-on training, research and collaborations in the city of Seattle.
Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

 

University of West Florida

  • Tuition: Resident: $295.34 a credit; non-resident: $628.23 a credit

Degree offered: Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a specialization in instructional technology
The program emphasizes the integration of technology to achieve educational goals in a wide variety of educational settings—K-12 schools, colleges and universities, industry, the military, government, and healthcare.
Accreditation: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/COC)

 

University of West Georgia

  • Tuition: $222 a credit

Degree offered: Professional Counseling and Supervision Doctorate
WGU’s Professional Counseling and Supervision Program mission is to prepare School and Community Counselors to be proficient in professional counseling and supervision and in program evaluation. In addition, graduates will be leaders committed to helping marginalized and underserved populations in the communities, schools and agencies they serve.
The university also offers Ph.D. level degrees in: Psychology, and Doctor of Education with a major in School Improvement
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

Utah State University

  • Tuition: $591.90 a credit for Utah residents; $2,071.72 for non-residents a credit

Degree offered: Doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling
Graduate concentrations include coursework in: General Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis with Individuals with Disabilities, Administrative/Supervisory, Transition to work and post-secondary education with individuals with disabilities.
Accreditation: CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education) accredited through 2017

 

Utica College

  • Tuition: $1,132 per credit

Degree offered: Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Utica’s transitional DPT is a program designed for licensed practitioners who have had a traditional physical therapy education below the doctoral level. The online ppDPT curriculum covers a wide range of topics to include: Foundations of Autonomous Practice, Prevention and Wellness, Diagnostic Imaging, and Pharmacology and Pathophysiology.
Accreditation: Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Valdosta State University

  • Tuition: $293 per credit. However, it is unclear whether if you live outside of Georgia your rate (although online) would be higher. Check with the school

Degree offered: Doctor of Public Administration
The emphasis of this DPA degree focuses on the field of public and nonprofit administration. As a practitioner-oriented degree, the DPA provides the essential leadership, management, communication, and problem-solving skills needed in today’s professional and global environment. One note of caution: although an online program, the school will require some on-campus visits (they call it).
Accreditation: Council of Southern Graduate Schools

 

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Fees (the following is a direct quote from the VCU online catalog): a fee is is charged to all students in the program to cover program costs. Full-time program majors are charged $1,750 per semester. Part-time program majors and non-majors taking courses in the program are charged $ 200 per credit hour.

Degree offered: Ph.D. in Health Related Science
The coursework here is designed for those students who are seeking doctoral education for continued career advancement in: Clinical Laboratory Sciences,Gerontology, Health Administration, Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiation Sciences, Rehabilitation Counseling Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS

 

Walden University

  • Tuition: $650 per credit hour

Degrees offered: PhDs in Education, and Doctor in Education Accreditation: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

 

Walsh University

  • Tuition: $721 per credit hour

Degrees offered: Clinical Doctorate (DPT). Doctor of Physical Therapy; Doctorate of Nursing Practices
Today’s physical therapists play a significant role in the concept of total patient management and are specialists in addressing movement dysfunction while focusing on preventative care to minimize disability for a wide range of age groups in a variety of settings.
Meanwhile, the Online Nursing Doctorate Degree is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. DNP-prepared nurses are well-equipped to fully implement the science developed by nurse researchers prepared in PhD, DNSc, and other research-focused nursing doctorates.

Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

 

Wayne State University

  • Tuition: $590.20 a credit hour for Michigan residents; $1,278.40 for non-residents

Degree offered: Doctor of Computer Engineering
The areas of study available in the Department include: solid-state devices, lasers, integrated optics, optical computers, information sciences, digital circuits, computer engineering, integrated and active circuits, electric power systems, power electronics, bioengineering, image processing, neural networks, and modern control theory.
Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and The Higher Learning Commission

 

Westcliff University

  • Tuition: $525 a credit hour

Degree offered: Doctor of Business Administration
The WU DBA program emphasizes advanced decision making and leadership skills as well as in-depth knowledge of theory and applied research.
Accreditation: Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission

 

West Virginia University

  • Tuition: $406 a credit hour for West Virginia residents; $1,160 a credit for non-residents

Degree: Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.)
The program is designed to prepare graduates for positions in higher education administration, faculty and research and policy. Students benefit from a Common Leadership Core experience with students from other educational leadership programs to gain an understanding of common and divergent interests and issues between all levels of education and leadership positions across these levels.
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

 

William James College

  • Tuition: $1,248 a credit hour

Degree offered: Doctoral Program in School Psychology PsyD
This program prepares practitioners to assume leadership roles in the educational field, with an emphasis on the delivery of mental health services in schools as well as development of advanced level practice skills.
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges