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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.

*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.

Support to Reach Your Goals

Whether you're applying to college for the first time, continuing your education, or returning to school for an advanced degree, you deserve a relevant, high-quality education that will prepare you for any direction you want to take your life and career.

Benefits of the Ashford Online Education Experience:

  • Affordable. Tuition and books may be less expensive than traditional universities.
  • Convenient. 100% Online. Enables you to balance work, life, family, and school.
  • 5 Week Classes*. Focus on just one class at a time and still be considered full time.
  • Transfer Credits. Your experience counts at Ashford University. Transfer up to 90 approved credits**.
  • 24/7 Support. Get around-the-clock access to our librarians, writing consultants, and tech support.
  • Ashford Promise. Up until the fourth week of your first course, there are no charges or debt incurred.


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*6 week classes for graduate programs.
**The transferability of credits is subject to Ashford University's transfer credit policies, and requires the submission of official transcripts. The official transcripts will be evaluated to determine the credits that will officially apply toward an Ashford University degree program.

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Scholarships and financial aid are available for those who qualify.












*Comparison based on a Bachelor in Business Administration program. If you transfer credits, your cost will be less. Tuition and fees include the amount that will be charged for students completing the program within normal time, based on the current rate or an estimated amount as of January 11, 2017. Fees included in the total are those paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment, attendance, or graduation. Subject to change without notice. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students at Ashford Univerisity, and other important information, please visit Ashford University's disclosure website. Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.

Choosing an Online Doctorate Program

At Ashford, you can select from Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in four distinct fields of study. Most of the online doctoral programs also feature multiple specializations that allow you to focus your studies on specific areas. At Ashford, you are not required to take the GMAT or GRE (Graduate Management Admission Test/Graduate Record Examination) in order to be admitted into any of the online PhD and PsyD programs. Explore the doctoral programs below and select the doctorate that matches your research and career interests. Need help determining which doctorate is right for you? Chat with one of our advisors who can discuss the programs in more depth.

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Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.