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The interconnectedness of the global community as well as technological advancements has made it possible to earn a PhD through distance learning. PhD distance learning programs are designed for students that must juggle their commitments such as work and family, but also want to pursue further education.

There are many options for PhD distance learning programs offered at many universities around the world. Length and structure vary for each PhD distance learning program depending on the university requirements. Some PhD distance learning programs require some travel to meet with supervising faculty, or to complete other tasks.
 
If you have considered working toward your PhD, but have been unsure how to complete it because of other commitments in your life, then a PhD distance learning program may be the degree for you! There are many programs at many universities that offer the same high quality of education as the traditional PhD. Scroll through the options below and find the perfect fit for you!

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Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Brisbane Australia Online + 4 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied discipline. By undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy you will have the expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study. [+]

Do you have a passion for research?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied discipline. By undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy you will have the expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study.

USQ academics are recognized throughout the world for their excellence in research. Some of the projects you can tap into are at the forefront of cutting-edge research. As a research student, you would have the commitment and support to make a difference to society in a meaningful way.

USQ is committed to excellence in research training and provides a quality research training experience for our students. We maintain our relevance in research by linking with industry and business through local and international research networks.... [-]


PhD in Social Work

Walden University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 1 more

Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. [+]

Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. A challenging curriculum enables you to analyze advanced theory and explore some of the most pressing and cutting-edge issues in social work today. Face-to-face academic residencies support the learning experience, allowing you to collaborate with professors and colleagues, build your social and professional community, and enhance your ability to effect positive social change. You will also gain skills in scholarly writing that can help you advance your role as a leader. Achieve the highest credentials in your profession with this PhD program in social work.... [-]


Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Walden University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 1 more

As an advanced social work professional, you are called upon to help society address its most pressing challenges. [+]

As an advanced social work professional, you are called upon to help society address its most pressing challenges. With Walden’s Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program, you can become a more authoritative advocate for social justice and gain the credentials to be recognized as a leader in your field. Choose from multiple specializations to align your studies with your interests, including Medical Social Work, Addictions and Social Work, and Clinical Expertise. One of the few offered online, the DSW program has a challenging curriculum that can help you acquire the skills to evaluate, design, and execute social welfare programs that make a positive difference. A Master of Social Work (MSW) is required to enroll in this program.... [-]


PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Walden University
Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA USA Online Minneapolis

As one of the first online doctoral programs in industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology, Walden’s PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program allows you to deepen your knowledge of workplace and organizational behavior. [+]

As one of the first online doctoral programs in industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology, Walden’s PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program allows you to deepen your knowledge of workplace and organizational behavior. As you develop advanced skills in change management, personnel psychology, and research theory and design, you can prepare to serve as a catalyst for change in higher education, corporate, government, and other workplace settings. Choose from a variety of specializations to tailor your studies to your specific career interests and career path.

Specializations

Consulting Psychology Forensic Consulting General Practice Human Resource Management International Business Leadership Development and Coaching Organizational Diversity and Social Change Research and Evaluation Note on Licensure ... [-]

PhD in Theology

Matej Bel University
Campus or Online Part time 4 years September 2018 Slovakia Banská Bystrica

Graduates of doctoral study (Doctor of Philosophy in Theology PhD) are competent to carry out conceptual theological and scientific activities and create professional theological work in church theory and practice as well as in building a Christian worldview based on scientific exegesis of the Bible. [+]

Graduates of doctoral study (Doctor of Philosophy in Theology PhD) are competent to carry out conceptual theological and scientific activities and create professional theological work in church theory and practice as well as in building a Christian worldview based on scientific exegesis of the Bible. They are ready to carry out leadership positions in the church, parachurch and ecumenical institutions and organizations. They can teach theological courses at the university level and professional training of the church and religious organizations staff.

Graduates understand the relationship between the natural sciences, humanities and theological sciences and are competent to carry out research in theology and related fields. As a personalities at the same time educated in science and faith have a wide view on issues of contemporary philosophical-theological and ethical controversies and are able to handle sensitive and controversial public response to ethical and social issues relating to the Christian faith, religion and culture.... [-]


PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Potsdam Schenectady + 1 more

The objective of the Clarkson Mechanical Engineering program is to expand your understanding and application of solid mechanics, thermal fluid systems, materials and energy systems and advance your career opportunities in power systems, emerging energy technologies and product design evolution. [+]

Gain an edge in today’s competitive marketplace by developing your analytic and strategic skills and learning how to apply them in fields that are growing in our region and around the world.

The objective of the Clarkson Mechanical Engineering program is to expand your understanding and application of solid mechanics, thermal fluid systems, materials and energy systems and advance your career opportunities in power systems, emerging energy technologies and product design evolution. As a student, we encourage you to consider MBA electives and non-technical courses to integrate business skills that complement your technical expertise.

We offer both a ME degree* and MS degree** in mechanical engineering.... [-]


PhD in Engineering Science

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Potsdam

Our Engineering Science program is the right fit if you want a degree that spans multiple disciplines and departments. [+]

Our Engineering Science program is the right fit if you want a degree that spans multiple disciplines and departments.

Clarkson University offers an MS in engineering science for qualified students who desire interdisciplinary graduate study in engineering that does not fit within any of the four engineering departments shown below.

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Civil & Environmental Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering

This program allows your to pursue a basic master's degree in engineering science with an emphasis on all aspects of the engineering and science schools. The degree program enables you to pursue a broad range of topics and make your master's degree your own.... [-]


PhD in Chemistry

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Potsdam

Our groundbreaking chemistry researchers are recognized as pioneers in colloid and fine particle research and discovery. [+]

Our groundbreaking chemistry researchers are recognized as pioneers in colloid and fine particle research and discovery.

Many of our faculty enjoy an outstanding international reputation for their research accomplishments. Their diverse, yet complementary research interests provide you with a broad variety of research topics from which to choose, including bionanotechnology, smart surfaces and interfaces, functional and stimuli-responsive materials, nanotherapeutics, diagnostics and biosensors.

The Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University has a long-standing reputation for providing a first-class education in chemistry, material and biomolecular sciences, with core expertise in advanced materials, colloidal science, surfaces and interfaces, nanoparticle research, polymer science, biomaterials, bionanotechnology, bioelectronics and biosensors. Faculty members are associated with the New York State-funded Center for Advanced Materials Processing and several other interdisciplinary programs on campus. Strengths of our program include a highly collaborative research environment and established connections with chemical and advanced materials industries. These relationships can provide opportunities for technology transfer and potential employment for you. Departmental research is supported by federal grants, primarily from the National Science Foundation as well as New York State and private industry funding.... [-]


PhD in Bioscience and Biotechnology

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Potsdam

Based in the Department of Biology, this graduate program is designed to be truly collaborative with other departments. The Department of Biology offers a graduate program leading to the PhD in Bioscience and Biotechnology (B&B). This program will educate you with the skills needed to work on complex problems in the biosciences. To support this aim, the graduate program faculty includes biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians and engineers who serve as dissertation advisors. [+]

Based in the Department of Biology, this graduate program is designed to be truly collaborative with other departments.

The Department of Biology offers a graduate program leading to the PhD in Bioscience and Biotechnology (B&B). This program will educate you with the skills needed to work on complex problems in the biosciences. To support this aim, the graduate program faculty includes biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians and engineers who serve as dissertation advisors.

The objective of the B&B PhD program is to provide you with specialized knowledge in a major field of biology, plus the technical skills to enable you to work with interdisciplinary teams of bioscientists in academic, corporate and government research settings. Based on current areas of faculty expertise within the B&B Program, you have the option of specializing in one of four interdisciplinary sub-fields:... [-]


PhD in International Entrepreneurship

Horizons University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 France Paris + 1 more

The PhD Program at Horizons University prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, careers as independent consultants, entrepreneurs, business researchers and also project managers and business owners. [+]

PhD in International Entrepreneurship

The PhD Program at Horizons University prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, careers as independent consultants, entrepreneurs, business researchers and also project managers and business owners.

This program focuses on modern trends in leadership across the globe. Today’s leader is adaptable, a change agent, and demonstrates innovative thinking in a fast-changing environment. The global leader is culturally aware. A PhD will grant the ability to analyze data, anticipate events and influence teams to buy-in decisions. The rigorous doctoral training in a very flexible and one-to-one facilitation will allow every student to easily combine professional and personal obligations with academic requirements.... [-]


PhD in International Leadership

Horizons University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 France Paris + 1 more

The PhD Program at Horizons University prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, careers as independent consultants, entrepreneurs, business researchers and also project managers and business owners. [+]

PhD in International Leadership

The PhD Program at Horizons University prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, careers as independent consultants, entrepreneurs, business researchers and also project managers and business owners.

This program focuses on modern trends in leadership across the globe. Today’s leader is adaptable, a change agent, and demonstrates innovative thinking in a fast-changing environment. The global leader is culturally aware. A PhD will grant the ability to analyze data, anticipate events and influence teams to buy-in decisions. The rigorous doctoral training in a very flexible and one-to-one facilitation will allow every student to easily combine professional and personal obligations with academic requirements.... [-]


PhD in Engineering Management

Western New England University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2018 USA Springfield + 1 more

In this full- or part-time program, you will learn the technical depth and gain the breadth of knowledge to become a successful researcher, practitioner, or educator in the management of engineering and technology. You will develop the skills needed to conduct rigorous research in areas related to the improvement, design, and management of projects and programs within complex human/technological systems, including engineering, healthcare, service, and logistical/transportation systems. [+]

The industry leaders of tomorrow must earn their credentials today. Enroll in Western New England University’s PhD in Engineering Management and prepare to take your place at the top of your organization.

In this full- or part-time program, you will learn the technical depth and gain the breadth of knowledge to become a successful researcher, practitioner, or educator in the management of engineering and technology. You will develop the skills needed to conduct rigorous research in areas related to the improvement, design, and management of projects and programs within complex human/technological systems, including engineering, healthcare, service, and logistical/transportation systems.... [-]


MESTRADO E DOUTORADO EM GESTÃO INTERNACIONAL

ESPM
Online Part time March 2018 Brazil São Paulo

PMDGI visa preparar docentes, pesquisadores e profissionais para a reflexão científica sobre temas atuais da Administração no contexto internacional, estimulando o domínio dessa ciência e de suas ferramentas analíticas, bem como preparar os alunos para o doutorado, ou seja, para o próximo passo daqueles que pretendem continuar a carreira em pesquisa, docência e publicação. [+]

Apresentação do programa

O Programa de Mestrado e Doutorado em Gestão Internacional (PMDGI) da ESPM visa preparar docentes, pesquisadores e profissionais para a reflexão científica sobre temas atuais da Administração no contexto internacional, estimulando o domínio dessa ciência e de suas ferramentas analíticas, bem como preparar os alunos para o doutorado, ou seja, para o próximo passo daqueles que pretendem continuar a carreira em pesquisa, docência e publicação.

A proposta do PMDGI é oferecer à sociedade brasileira uma resposta à lacuna na formação de professores e pesquisadores na área de Gestão Internacional. Busca-se uma proposta de formação didática e produção científica com nível de excelência, e tornar-se um ponto de referência para disseminação do conhecimento e de pesquisas relacionadas aos aspectos de marketing, estratégia e inovação em contexto internacional.... [-]


PhD in Professional direction “Economics”

VUZF University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 4 years October 2018 Bulgaria Sofia + 1 more

Every economic or managerial problem has financial and accounting aspects. Without knowledge on these fields it would not be possible to find effective problem solutions. VUZF offers the following professional directions for PhD degree: „Finance and insurance“; „Accounting, control and analysis” [+]

Every economic or managerial problem has financial and accounting aspects. Without knowledge on these fields it would not be possible to find effective problem solutions.

VUZF offers the following professional directions for PhD degree:

„Finance and insurance“ „Accounting, control and analysis”

The duration of study for a PhD degree is up to 3 years (for full-time and individual plan form) and up to 4 years (for part-time form)

Directions

The doctoral programs comprise a large specter of the professional direction “Economics”:

Finance, business, insurance, social and health Insurance, banking, marketing, accounting, control, audit and analysis, financial mathematics, management, innovations, entrepreneurship and anything connected with Economics ... [-]


PhD in Organizational Leadership

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus or Online Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi Kenya Online

The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership program seeks to produce informed scholars for the local and global context of high integrity, who have a critical and a practical application of knowledge to issues related to organizational leadership, consulting, and research. [+]

PhD in Organizational Leadership

Introduction

The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership program seeks to produce informed scholars for the local and global context of high integrity, who have a critical and a practical application of knowledge to issues related to organizational leadership, consulting, and research.

Goal of the Program

The goal of the PhD program in Organizational Leadership is to develop and enhance competencies in teaching, research, consulting and value-based leadership in all sectors of society.

Entry Requirements

For admission into the program, a candidate must be a holder of a relevant Master’s degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 3.00 or its equivalent.... [-]