Which Online Universities Offer Doctoral Degree Programs?

Plenty of universities offer doctoral degree programs online. Several top not-for-profit universities' graduate schools, both public and private, have hybrid or completely online programs that offer doctorates. Schools with regional accreditation have the widest acceptance by employers.

Online Universities That Offer Doctoral Degree Programs

These universities listed below are reputable not-for-profit institutions. If the school requires some attendance on campus, the city and state are shown.

Important Facts About These Programs

Programs Fellowships are offered by universities and private organizations
Possible Careers Psychologist, research scientist, college professor, school superintendent, executive director
Other Program Requirements Some programs may require internship completion
Specializations Areas like education and liberal arts and sciences may have specializations like education technology and classical civilization, respectively

Boston University Online in Boston, MA

The Doctor of Musical Arts degree is for music teachers with a master's degree. Students in the MusAD program must attend a one-week class before the dissertation. Professional doctoral degrees in therapy allow licensed, practicing health professionals to stay current, advance or move into research and teaching in their field.

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Music Education (MusAD)

Benedictine University

This doctoral degree program is for current professionals who want to be administrators in colleges, universities or education agencies and associations. A cohort model means courses are offered online at set times to allow student teams to form and work together.

  • Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Organizational Change

Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The doctoral degree programs listed for professionals expect candidates to have completed clinical training and hold licenses. Some of the others aren't available entirely online but have a residency requirement.

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Dr.OT)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Information Systems (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computing Technology in Education (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems (Ph.D.)

Students in the conflict analysis and resolution program must attend on-campus sessions twice a year. For D.H.Sc. candidates, a master's degree is required for admission.

University of Florida

The University of Florida offers several online doctoral programs. Options at this school are focused mostly on education, although some other fields are offered. Clinicals in the pharmacy program must be done on campus or arranged with a Pharm.D. near you.

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Technology (Ed.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Classical Civilization (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Education in Curriculum Teaching and Teacher Education (Ed.D.)
  • Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Latin and Roman Studies (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.)

Villanova University Online in Villanova, PA

This is a hybrid degree program for registered nurses. You'll attend a summer intensive on campus and study through distance learning in spring and fall.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.)

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