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Online Doctoral Degrees
A doctorate is the ultimate degree you can achieve. It shows you’re a lifelong learner committed to personal development. It reveals an intellectual curiosity to acquire in-depth knowledge. It announces to the world that you are an expert in your chosen field. Only 2% of the U.S. workforce has earned a doctorate.* This degree is a special achievement. Nothing sets you apart from the competition quite like adding the title “doctor” to your name. At UAGC, you can select from Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in four distinct fields of study.
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The Benefits of Earning an Online Doctoral Degree at UAGC
The innovative online format at UAGC makes doctoral degrees more accessible than ever before. Your online course schedule is flexible, and you’ll take courses one at a time. Most courses are offered in an accelerated six-week format, with doctoral capstone, planning and project courses being nine weeks in length. You can access all of your courses online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any device with internet access. You’ll attend virtual In-Residence Workshops from the comfort of your home. Even your doctoral research defense can be conducted remotely thanks to technology.
All PhD and PsyD courses are taught by faculty members who have earned doctorates themselves. They also have experience practicing in their respective fields, which allows them to teach theory as well as the practical applications of the curriculum. Your instructors will enliven your discussions and enhance your feedback with real-world lessons from their workplace experience.
When pursuing a doctorate online, you must first decide on an online college. There are several factors you may want to take into consideration before choosing. First, you should make sure the school offers a specific online PhD or PsyD program that you are passionate about and correlates with your previous degrees. While you don’t have to pursue a doctorate that relates to prior degrees, it is recommended to do so in order to build off of your past learning experiences. Lastly, you should consider the learning format of the college and whether they provide the latest technologies and services to assist in your online learning. These technologies and services can play a pivotal role in your online learning experience, as they can make studying and task completion more flexible and less tedious.
As one can imagine, an online doctoral degree requires a lot of time, effort, and patience, as this degree is as far as one can go with higher education for a particular field. Earning a doctorate online can be a rewarding experience for many, as it can equip you with the necessary skills needed to surpass the competition, further pursue your passions, and advance in your professional career in the direction you desire. Whatever your ultimate career goal is, pursuing your PhD or PsyD online can open up new career opportunities while allowing you to have a convenient and flexible schedule. Many UAGC students enrolled in online courses highlight the advantages of the flexible schedule that online classes provide, allowing them to continue with their current careers while going back to school.
*Brundage, V., Jr. (2017). Profile of the Labor Force by Educational Attainment. Retrieved August 20, 2018, from https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/educational-attainment-of-the-labor-force/pdf/educational-attainment-of-the-labor-force.pdf.