According to the US Census Bureau, less than 3% of the United States population hold a doctoral degree. Earn your doctorate or PhD online and set yourself apart from the competition. Whether you want to expand your knowledge in the field of business, education, psychology, or marriage and family therapy, NCU offers online PhD and applied doctorate programs in many fields of study.
In an online PhD program, you'll focus your research on contributing new knowledge and theory to the body of knowledge in your field. In an applied doctorate program, you'll focus your research on the practical application of knowledge and theory that already exists within your field. If you plan to continue your work in the field of your choice by implementing your research in the field, the applied doctorate might be the right choice for you. If you plan to contribute to your field through researching and analyzing new theories and solutions, the PhD might be the right choice for you. In short, the applied doctorate student will focus on the how, while the PhD student will focus on the why.