10 Best Online Doctoral Programs in Maryland

Maryland is home to the nations flagship research institution, John Hopkins University, and today is a leader in online education through the Maryland Online. As the need for specialized leaders in industries such as education, business, and healthcare arise, so do the options for quality, affordable, and accredited fully and partially online doctoral programs at both private and public institutions in the state of Maryland. The state is serious about educating its residents, which is why the state provides quite a few assistance and scholarship options for students wishing to attend college or university. Help can be found through the Office of Student Financial Assistance with the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

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1. Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary

Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary was founded in 1977 and was originally known as the New Life Bible Institute. The college is located in Arnold, Maryland and serves students from across the nation. The online distance learning school at Chesapeake is growing just like the traditional campus. Today the online school offers four online doctoral programs including a Doctor of Theological Studies (DTS), a Doctor of Religious Education (DRE), and two Christian Counseling Programs: a Doctor of Clinical Pastoral Counseling Degree (DCPC) and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD). All programs are fully accredited and students can complete them fully online.

2. Johns Hopkins University

Urban Leadership.

3. Maryland University of Integrative Health

Online learning at Maryland University is flexible and affordable while still offering the same rigorous academics, innovative research opportunities, and one-on-one attention as found on campus. The online school offers three online doctoral degree programs: a Doctor of Acupuncture, a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree.

4. University of Maryland University College

two fully online PhD programs in Management including a Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration and a Doctor of Management degree. Students can expect to complete their degrees in about three years and at a full- or part-time pace. Scholarships are available to enrolled students as well as dissertation support, shorter residencies than found at a traditional campus, and a special emphasis on offering career-focused knowledge that can be applied and used right away.

5. Capitol Technology University

online doctoral programs at Capitol Tech boast no less. These programs include one low residency online PhD in Cybersecurity and a hybrid PhD program in Business Analytics and Decision Sciences. Students can also choose from a PhD program in Technology or unmanned Systems Applications.

6. University of Baltimore

online doctorate degree programs in Public Administration or Digital Systems Information Interaction. Both are low residency programs. Each program requires forty-eight credit hours plus a dissertation.

7. Morgan State University

online doctoral program in Community College Leadership. The program prepares attendees for professional and leadership positions within a college setting. With a unique focus, the program also aims to increase diversity for American Community Colleges through their commitment to serve and strengthen the voices of minorities and women, all who are underrepresented in academia.

8. Towson University

online PhD program in Occupational Science at Towson University is a flexible online program that can be completed part-time by attending courses year round either online or in a hybrid fashion, attending some lectures on campus. Enrollees must already have a master’s degree in the field or a related social science. Research plays a huge role, so online students should be prepared to participate in advanced-level research programs as well as their online course work.

9. Coppin State University

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree through the online school is a fully accredited PhD program that combines the arduous academics of the traditional campus with the flexibility of learning online. Applicants must already have a Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited university to apply and the curriculum is presented in a hybrid or fully online format.

10. Salisbury University

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree offered through the distance learning program at Salisbury University is fulfilling the need for advanced-practice nurses in the complex and ever-evolving field of healthcare. Through effective and flexible learning students are able to complete their degree while balancing career, family, other commitments, and their studies successfully. Graduates are able to offer high quality care to patients individually and administratively to communities seeking healthcare support. There are two entry options for the DNP Program: a Post-Master’s to DNP for professionals with an M.S. in nursing and a Post-Bachelor’s to DNP (FNP) for professionals with a B.S. in nursing who wish to complete a DNP and become family nurse practitioners.