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A PhD, or Doctorate of Philosophy, is the highest degree awarded in many academic fields. Generally requiring a research project and dissertation, as well as several years of study, a doctorate degree qualifies the holder as an expert in a chosen field.

Across the Atlantic, the discussion about online courses and their potential to restructure higher education has been raging for some time. Courses are structured as weekly online conferences; communication with the course tutor and other learners takes place in a virtual learning environment. The online courses are intended to fit around your calendar; you access the course whenever it is suitable for you.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Sacred Heart University Online
Online Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 USA Fairfield + 1 more

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program infuses practice-focused doctoral education with innovation and practical clinical research and scholarship. This program serves academically talented nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse executives and educators. [+]

Top Online PhD Programs. The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program infuses practice-focused doctoral education with innovation and practical clinical research and scholarship. This program serves academically talented nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse executives and educators. Graduates of this program are prepared to transform practice, lead and engage in practical, clinically focused scholarship and research. The Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing practice degree is a clinical doctorate requiring the completion of a scholarly project focusing on clinical nursing practice. Graduates will be experts in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating healthcare delivery systems and will be prepared to lead at the highest clinical and executive ranks.

 This unique online program maximizes the number of potential career roles the doctoral nursing graduate may assume, whether they are in academia, in advanced clinical practice, or in executive healthcare leadership. Classes are taught online and students are required to attend two weekend residencies structured to meet the scheduling requirements of busy working professionals. This cohort program is 39 credits and can be completed in a 3-year part-time sequence. Accreditation: Sacred Heart University’s DNP is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of six regional associations in the United States that accredit schools. The doctoral program in is also accredited through June 2020 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). # of Credits Required: 39 Tuition & Financial Aid Financial Aid Offered: Yes Classification: Master's College or University I Loans Offered: Scholarships, discounts, grants, employment,... [-]

Ph.D. Health Education & Promotion (with MS Health Education degree)

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 1 more

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. [+]

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. Use your passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle to your advantage and explore health behavior theories and techniques to help individuals and groups improve their health or conduct research that will impact the larger population. The PhD in Health Education and Promotion program can help prepare you to advance in the field, working as a health educator in academic, clinical, community, or corporate settings that may include state and local health departments, schools and universities, businesses and corporations, and community health agencies. Focus Areas Behavioral Health Global Health Management and Leadership Population Health Research In our MS in Health Education and Promotion program, you can explore the latest health behavior theories, trends, and practices and gain the skills to design health communications; plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs; or serve as an educator on public health issues. Walden has designed this program to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and prepare you to sit for national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Heath Education Specialist (MCHES) exams. Specializations Behavioral Health Global Health Management & Leadership Population Health Research [-]

Doctor of Nursing Practice

University of North Carolina Wilmington Online
Online Full time Part time 5 - 8 semesters September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused doctoral degree earned by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The DNP serves as a clinical leader in transforming care of the individual, the community, and the healthcare system. UNCW's DNP is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in as few as five semesters. [+]

Top Online PhD Programs. Doctor of Nursing Practice The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused doctoral degree earned by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The DNP serves as a clinical leader in transforming care of the individual, the community, and the healthcare system. UNCW's DNP is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in as few as five semesters. We also offer you the opportunity to specialize in nursing education, transcultural nursing, nurse executive leadership, or technology and informatics. This program is pending approval by SACSCOC. Admission Requirements: Doctor of Nursing Practice Students will be admitted to the DNP program by recommendation of the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee based upon eligibility requirements and available resources. Under most circumstances, students admitted to the program will have met the following requirements: Master’s degree in nursing or post‐master’s certificate from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). Current unrestricted registered nurse (RN) license in the state in which practice will occur. Advanced Practice RNs (APRN) must have current national certification and be licensed and approved to practice as an APRN in their state of residence and currently employed in an advanced practice role. The APRN roles as defined by the American Colleges of Nursing are nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife or nurse practitioner. GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)... [-]

PhD in Global Health / International Public Health

EUCLID (Euclid University)
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years

The only Doctoral degree program in International Public Health offered by an intergovernmental organization, focused on Global South issues. [+]

OVERVIEW: The EUCLID DIPH is a highly specialized and practical doctoral program that has been primarily designed for active civil servants and governmental officials. It is not “US” or “EU” or “UK” or “China” centric but rather reflect a truly global and intergovernmental vision. This online-delivered program aims at “preparing expert leaders for international civil service and global careers.” PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: This program focuses on the application of theoretical knowledge to real-world public health practice, rather than on the advancement of academic knowledge for its own sake. The DIPH was primarily designed to train government staff already working in the field, but it is certainly suitable to prepare other professionals and outstanding students for careers with governmental bodies, NGOs, multinational corporations and international organizations such as the WHO, European Union, the African Union, ECOWAS, etc. On account of its low tuition and institutional relationships, it is of special interest to European, African and “Small Islands” students. The EUCLID DIPH is a unique program in the sense that it is the only Doctoral degree program in International Public Health actually offered by an intergovernmental organization chartered to do so, thus allowing direct interaction with practitioners as well as opening rare internship opportunities. CURRICULUM: Required Courses: ACA-401D (Academic Writing at the PhD level) TPH-499 (Argumentation and Critical Thinking) IPH-GH (Global Health Studies) IPH-GHC (Global Health Case Studies) T-DTH1 (Doctoral Dissertation Phase 1) T-DTH2 (Doctoral Dissertation Phase 2) T-DTH3 (Doctoral Dissertation Phase 3) T-DTH4 (Doctoral Dissertation Phase 4) T-DTH5 (Doctoral Dissertation Phase 5)... [-]

EdD/PhD, Leadership and Gerontology

Concordia University Chicago Online
Campus or Online Open Enrollment USA Chicago

The PhD and EdD programs in leadership and gerontology provide a multidisciplinary framework from which to respond to existing age-related questions, and intensive, in-depth training for those who want unique preparation for leadership roles for addressing issues related to aging. The doctoral candidate's knowledge base of research methods and theoretical perspectives encompasses various social and basic science disciplines rather than relying on a single disciplinary approach to aging and leadership. [+]

Top Online PhD Programs. The PhD and EdD programs in leadership and gerontology provide a multidisciplinary framework from which to respond to existing age-related questions, and intensive, in-depth training for those who want unique preparation for leadership roles for addressing issues related to aging. The doctoral candidate's knowledge base of research methods and theoretical perspectives encompasses various social and basic science disciplines rather than relying on a single disciplinary approach to aging and leadership. This PhD program in leadership and gerontology produces highly qualified and trained social scientists that have training in research methodology and its application in an aging society. The EdD program in leadership and gerontology produces highly qualified and trained stewards of gerontological leadership trained in applied gerontology. Candidates of this degree may actively engage in research, teaching, or service in academic or nonacademic settings. [Source: AGHE Standards and Guidelines for Gerontology and Geriatric Programs, 2008] The longevity revolution and growing numbers of people associated with an aging population is creating the need for advanced multidisciplinary study in gerontology. This doctoral program in gerontology reflects the need for expanding the knowledge base in the field and training in the profession. Graduates of our program will be armed with specialized training and will be well-positioned to assume leadership roles as a gerontologist in government, healthcare or academic settings. Career Outlook for Gerontologists Innerbody.com reports a very positive outlook for gerontology careers, and with an aging population this positive outlook is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Professional... [-]

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Eastern Kentucky University
Online Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

Master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program. RN license from an approved state that is free and unrestricted, meaning that it has not been subject to reprimand, revocation, probation, suspension, restriction, limitation, disciplinary action, discretionary review/hearing or encumberance nor had any type of complaint filed against it. [+]

Degree Options: Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (Post-MSN) What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program. RN license from an approved state that is free and unrestricted, meaning that it has not been subject to reprimand, revocation, probation, suspension, restriction, limitation, disciplinary action, discretionary review/hearing or encumberance nor had any type of complaint filed against it. Graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If applicable, APRN license from an approved state that is free and unrestricted, meaning that it has not been subject to reprimand, revocation, probation, suspension, restriction, limitation, disciplinary action, discretionary review/hearing or encumberance nor had any type of complaint filed against it. Admission is competitive. Selection is based on careful consideration of all application materials, including but not limited to academic transcripts, the applicant’s goal statement, three required professional references and professional work experience. In addition to the criteria listed, an interview may be requested. [-]

Doctorate in Nutrition

ABMS The Open University Of Switzerland
Online Full time Part time 2 - 6 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

It is a part of the job of a nutritionist that he or she has to carry out the promotion of healthier eating habits. It is counted in one of the types of preventive medicine. [+]

Top Online PhD Programs. 3 TOP UNIVERSITIES = 1 EUROPEAN DEGREE All students will have in addition to ABMS Diploma a Joint Diploma with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University. 3 Top European Universities = Best Virtual/Distance Program = 1 Top European Diploma SWITZERLAND + EU + TOP RANKED 500 Advance Your Expertise at ABMS Connect with learners and leaders just like you in our online doctoral programs. You will go as far as your mind will take you as a doctoral student at ABMS. For Academic Researchers and Educators The Doctorate of Nutrition (DBA) signifies the highest level of achievement in any academic discipline. It is a part of the job of a nutritionist that he or she has to carry out the promotion of healthier eating habits. It is counted in one of the types of preventive medicine. It is a fact that people which show a positive attitude towards the adoption of healthy eating habits tend to be more active and live longer and active lives. The trend related with the spread of fast food restaurants is spreading rapidly in the world. People prefer the spicy delights of restaurants over home cooked meals. This has given rise to many prominent health related issues and the need for properly trained nutritionists is arising more strongly than ever. Therefore, those individuals who are interested in pursuing their careers as nutritionists can get their Doctorate in Nutrition very easily from online sources. The fact of the... [-]

Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.)

University of Malta
Online & Campus Combined Full time October 2017 Malta Valletta

The Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.) is a level 8 degree offered by the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta, Malta, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC), USA. The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta enjoys a long-standing history of experience in clinical pharmacy education and research while the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago ranks among the top colleges of pharmacy in the USA. This course is unique in that it combines the development and application of advanced clinical pharmacy skills with contextual research. Taught study-units are delivered jointly by both Universities. [+]

The Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.) is a level 8 degree offered by the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta, Malta, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC), USA. The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta enjoys a long-standing history of experience in clinical pharmacy education and research while the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago ranks among the top colleges of pharmacy in the USA. This course is unique in that it combines the development and application of advanced clinical pharmacy skills with contextual research. Taught study-units are delivered jointly by both Universities. Academic Degree Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded the Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.) from the University of Malta. Candidates who complete successfully 90 ECTS and do not wish to proceed further are awarded a, Master degree in Advanced clinical pharmacy from University of Malta. Delivery and Duration Teaching faculty includes professors from University of Illinios at Chicago and the University of Malta. The Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.) is spread over three years of study, commencing in October and spanning a total of six semesters. The first year of study is mainly composed of taught units with the second and third years based primarily on research and clinical experience. The programme is delivered using a blended learning model that includes lectures, distance learning and practice-based learning. More information is available at: http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/doctorate-in-pharmacy [-]

Doctorate of Science in Integrative Healthcare - Online

Huntington College of Health Sciences
Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

This dynamic, professional doctorate program is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to take an integrative approach to patient care through the application of principles associated with functional medicine, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and other integrative healthcare topics. [+]

Top Online PhD Programs. Self-paced program. Huntington College of Health Science's (HCHS's) Doctor of Science in Integrative Healthcare program is unlike virtually any other doctorate program available in the U.S. or abroad. This dynamic, professional doctorate program is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to take an integrative approach to patient care through the application of principles associated with functional medicine, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and other integrative healthcare topics. It also prepares graduates to manage a CAM practice and to conduct CAM-oriented research. The D.S. program is offered exclusively online, and has no residential requirements. The D.S. program offers two areas of concentration: 1) Clinical Nutrition or 2) a Personalized Concentration. Graduate students who wish to gain a more in-depth understanding of nutritional medicine in clinical practice should take the Clinical Nutrition application. Those who wish to focus on an area of integrative healthcare not currently offered as part of a formalized program of study through HCHS should consider the personalized concentration. Through prior agreement with course instructors, students might use various sources of information as a basis for learning, include any combination of attending symposiums or seminars, reading textbooks or scientific literature, participation in a research project, or participation in a professional activity related to the health sciences. Examples of Personalized Concentrations in integrative healthcare include holistic nursing, Phytotherapy, dietary supplement science, hair and scalp science, integrative healthcare education, etc. The D.S. program culminates in a capstone project. The capstone project is... [-]

PhD In Nutrition

Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Online September 2017 Spain Barcelona

FUNIBER combines experience and resources to the International Iberoamerican University and the Technological University of Panama to provide solid training company [+]

FUNIBER combines experience and resources to the International Iberoamerican University and the Technological University of Panama to provide solid scientific and professional society for achieving the highest academic degree training: Doctor, in a line of research. PhD Projects - Environment - Management - ICT - Communication - Organization - Health and Nutrition - Quality - Energy - Architecture - Security - Tourism - Engineering - Industrial Technology PhD in Education - Teaching Teaching and Teaching applied psychology of language and applied linguistics Teaching Teaching Music Education Physical Education and Health Education - Environmental Education - Education and Culture - Economics of Education - Learning Factors in Education - Guidance and mentoring in education - educational technology, educational innovation with ICT - Organisation and management of schools - Design and curricular counseling schools - Attention to diversity, special education and inclusive education - Teacher Training - Evaluation of schools and teachers for the quality of teaching and learning. - Methodology of educational research. - Communication. These doctoral programs provide vocational oriented research and has an excellent academic curriculum and a flexible design and measure allowing doctoral students and PhD students get adequate preparation to their interests and advancement of knowledge overall profile. The objective of this program is to train doctors who contribute to human, scientific and technological development of society. The essential features of the program are: - Hold a degree of master / master's. - To take a program of study tailored according to the training, interest and student... [-]


Postgraduate Research

Royal Veterinary College
Campus or Online Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom London

Doing a PhD is an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience and forms the foundation for your subsequent scientific career. We develop scientists [+]

Postgraduate Research

Doing a PhD is an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience and forms the foundation for your subsequent scientific career. We develop scientists who are capable of working across interdisciplinary teams and who can tackle problems of practical relevance to veterinary science.

 

RVC PhD students have the privilege of learning from experts who produce cutting edge research in a range of subjects and are published in the top academic journals Our staff and students come from around the world Our perspective is truly international London is a unique location – students benefit from close proximity to other international centres of excellence in biomedical and biological sciences ... [-]

Entry-level Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc)

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2017 USA San Diego Chicago East New York + 1 more

Pacific College has designed an online pathway for PCOM MSAc and MSTOM alumni to upgrade to the entry-level Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc) or Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). [+]

Pacific College has designed an online pathway for PCOM MSAc and MSTOM alumni to upgrade to the entry-level Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc) or Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). PCOM master’s alumni, in large part, already meet the requirements for a doctorate, but do need some additional training in these areas to establish equivalency to the entry-level doctorate. These are the required additional courses: Evidence-informed practice Systems-based medicine Collaborative care Advanced integrative diagnostics Practice-based learning Who Can Apply? I’m currently in the MSAc/MSTOM program. If I take the additional 15 credits of the DAc/DAOM (EL) program now, will I have completed the DAc/DAOM (EL)? If you are a Pacific College MSAc/MSTOM student near the end of your program, you should meet with your advisor to discuss the upgrade plan. If you are a master’s student with more than one year to complete at another school, you are eligible to transfer to Pacific College to earn your MSAc/MSTOM, after which you could enter the DAc/DAOM (EL) upgrade path. Is the DAc/DAOM (EL) for alumni and faculty available to all PCOM MSAc/MSTOM alumni and faculty, even though the program is at PCOM-San Diego? Yes, the program and all the courses are available to all qualified PCOM MSAc/MSTOM alumni and qualified faculty, regardless of the campus from which they graduated. If I did not attend Pacific College, how and when can I enroll at Pacific College for the DAc/DAOM (EL)? At this time, you must hold either a PCOM MSAc or MSTOM... [-]

Ph.D. in Biomedical Science

UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Orono

Once accepted into either the Ph.D. in Biomedical Science, or the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering program, and prior to the identification of a dissertation mentor, students will be advised by the First Year Advisory Committee (FYA). There is a FYA committee member at each partner institution. [+]

Top Online PhD Programs. General Overview Ph.D. in Biomedical Science Advising and Planning for the First Year Orientation for new graduate students will be scheduled the week before the start of the Fall semester. New students should plan to attend. Once accepted into either the Ph.D. in Biomedical Science, or the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering program, and prior to the identification of a dissertation mentor, students will be advised by the First Year Advisory Committee (FYA). There is a FYA committee member at each partner institution, a listing of the committee composition may be found here link. Issues and questions relating to laboratory rotations and coursework should be discussed with a FYA committee member. This FYA faculty member will maintain a role as an informal advisor and graduate student advocate, and will offer guidance throughout the student’s program, as necessary. Questions or issues regarding registration for classes should be directed to the GSBSE office. By the time the student has completed three rotations she/he will have chosen a home laboratory and assembled a dissertation committee. The role of advising in the academic programs will then fall to the mentor. Stipend GSBSE Ph.D. students will be supported with a $23,000 stipend, tuition, fees and half of the cost of health insurance for the first 2 years of the program (during the rotations and first full year in the mentor’s laboratory). At the beginning of the student’s third academic year (usually September), the mentor will then be responsible for providing the student’s... [-]

Doctor of Business Administration: Healthcare Management

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University’s online Doctor of Business Administration – Healthcare Management program equips students to excel in the top tiers of the healthcare field. You will examine the contemporary legal and ethical issues encountered by industry professionals when facilitating healthcare products and services. [+]

Liberty University’s online Doctor of Business Administration – Healthcare Management program equips students to excel in the top tiers of the healthcare field. You will examine the contemporary legal and ethical issues encountered by industry professionals when facilitating healthcare products and services. Through this program, you will also study the management of global healthcare systems in technological societies and the need for innovation in healthcare administration. Additionally, this program evaluates human resource management concepts as they relate to a manager's role in creating and maintaining a productive workforce environment. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) Video Format

Trinity School of Natural Health
Online Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Warsaw

Is reading books not for you? Take our ND Program, which offers the most relevant natural health information through video-on-demand, or through attendance at our live instructional events. [+]

Top Online PhD Programs. True health is achieved by understanding the intricate relationships of body, mind and spirit. Trinity's ND program is packed with the most relevant information, research and resources available to help us equip our graduates for success in naturopathic practice. What You Will Learn A detailed understanding of the importance of nutrition, enzymes and pH balance How herbs and supplements work to obtain balance in the body systems How flower essences are used to support out-of-balance systems An understanding of other available natural health resources How our general lifestyle impacts our health Homeopathy uses and resources Course Requirements C105: Legalities C110: Water C115: General Health C120: pH Balancing C125: Emotions C130: Food C135: Sleep C140: Exercise C145: Digestion C150: Elimination, Toxins and Detoxification C155: Nutrition: Vitamins & Minerals, Oils C160: Glandular System C165: Respiratory System C170: Immune System C175: Herbal Introduction C180: Circulatory System C185: Cholesterol C190: Healthy Shopping and Cooking C195: Structural System C200: Skin C205: Nervous System C210: Biblical Perspective of Natural Health C215: Cleaning Supplies Naturally C220: Emergency Preparedness C225: Finding the Cause C230: Headaches C235: Energy Exhaustion C240: Weight Control N305: Iridology N310: Flower Remedies N315: Advanced pH Balancing N325: Physical Observations N330: Muscle Response Testing N335: Business Consultation N340: Homeopathy N345: Energy N350: Reflexology N355: Advanced Herbal N360: Aromatherapy N365: Men's Health N370: Women's Health N375: Pregnancy N380: Children's Health N385: Seniors' Health N390: Memory N395: Parasitology N400: Pet Health N405: Symptoms SNH501: Dissertation SNH510: Case Studies (Preset Data) Prerequisites We require... [-]