In today's competitive market, the demand for specialized knowledge is ever growing. Take the next step in your career by earning your doctoral degree from Grand Canyon University (GCU). Our College of Doctoral Studies offers advanced degrees such as a Doctor of Business Administration and a Doctor of Education with several emphases.
Learners begin their dissertation process as part of conventional coursework and participate in residencies to engage with faculty and colleagues in a scholarly environment. Achieve your personal and professional educational goals while impacting the global community.
Learn more about programs offered in the College of Doctoral Studies.
The DC Network
The Doctoral Community NetworkTM (DC Network) is a vibrant online learning community that allows you to create and share content related to your discipline with other learners and faculty members at GCU. Collaborate and connect with scholars who have similar academic interests through interactive communication, instant notification of new content and indexed search functionality.
The Doctoral Journey
Visit our blog, The Doctoral Journey, where doctoral students, faculty and professionals share their expertise and field experiences. Our posts include insight into dissertation writing, in-depth look at qualitative and quantitative research, information about our PhD programs, spotlights on our outstanding learners and much more.
Enhance Your Academic Experience
Residencies at GCU are progressive, engaging experiences, connecting you with tools and resources to enrich your skills. Attend sessions in an academically stimulating setting that fosters focused research and quality interaction. Master of Divinity students and doctoral learners are required to attend residencies at integral points of the scholastic journey. During residencies, you have the opportunity to:
- Master resources while working with faculty and staff to refine skills in writing, research and analysis
- Build the dissertation foundation
- Network and collaborate with colleagues face-to-face
All doctoral learners, excluding those in the education specialist program, are required to attend residencies as part of their degree program. Email your residency questions to [email protected] or contact your student services counselor with any questions.
Doctoral Residency 2022
The Residency III allows you to evaluate and assess the practicality of your prospectus, proposal or final dissertation. These hands-on opportunities provide access to personal feedback from faculty members. Residency III is mandatory or optional depending on program progression.