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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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PhD in Social Work

Walden University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 Professional direction “Economics”

VUZF University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 4 years October 2017 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. [+]

Distance learning PhDs 2017/2018. 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. Expected Learning Outcomes At the end of the program students will be able to: Apply theories of organizational leadership and behavior Apply appropriate methodologies in research to address leadership issues at the national and international levels. Provide informed leadership in all institutions and organizations in Africa and internationally. Collaborate and consult with a network of leaders in Africa to support intellectual, professional and career development. Write and publish works relevant to the field of leadership. [-]

PhD in International Entrepreneurship

Horizons University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 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. Course Descriptions Foundation Seminars in Marketing/Finance/Ethics International Business Strategy Global Entrepreneurship Academic Writing Quantitative and Qualitative Methods Global Economy Advanced Research in International Entrepreneurship Business Research Methods Survey of Global Entrepreneurship Practice Dissertation Writing/Defense Duration 3 years Admission Requirements High School Diploma or Equivalent Languages French (on-campus) or English (online) Credit Value 180 Credits (Honors 240)* Tuition and Fees 3000€/year + 60€ Registration Fee and 80€ Technology Fee. [-]

PhD in International Leadership

Horizons University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 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. [+]

Distance learning PhDs 2017/2018. 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. Course Descriptions Foundation Seminars in Marketing/Finance/Ethics International Business Strategy Leadership Theory Academic Writing Quantitative and Qualitative Methods Global Economy Advanced Research in International Leadership Business Research Methods Survey of Global Leadership Practice Dissertation Writing/Defense Duration 3 years Admission Requirements High School Diploma or Equivalent Languages French (on-campus) or English (online) Credit Value 180 Credits (Honors 240)* Tuition and Fees 3000€/year + 60€ Registration Fee and 80€ Technology Fee. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy

Avondale College of Higher Education
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 4 years August 2018 Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga + 2 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognised doctoral degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy Course Overview The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognised doctoral degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to knowledge in the area of research. The course is unique in that it is delivered within Avondale’s Christian education framework. Students of the Doctor of Philosophy degree will develop critical thinking skills, ethical scholarship, and attitudes that are conducive to personal and collective involvement. The aim of the Doctor of Philosophy degree is to mentor students' independent learning ability for continuing professional development through acquiring the necessary skills including transferable skills, research techniques and their application. Research specialisations can be in the areas of Education, Arts, Nursing, Ministry and Theology. Course Code 5001 Course Duration Three to four years full-time Study Mode On-Campus or distance education Accreditation The Doctor of Philosophy degree course is self-accredited by Avondale College of Higher Education within the terms of level 10 in the Australian Qualifications Framework. The course is nationally registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. Avondale offers the PhD as a jointly conferred degree with Charles Sturt University, the Avondale degrees being held in high regard. [-]

PhD in Theology

Matej Bel University
Campus or Online Part time 4 years September 2017 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. [+]

Distance learning PhDs 2017/2018. 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. Graduates who are awarded the PhD in Theology are prepared to engage in theological research and publish original work. These individuals are able to shape a Christian worldview informed by biblical interpretation. Research activities at the Department of Theology and Christian Education are focused on areas which affect the impact of Christianity on the individual and society as it pertains to life in the church but also outside the church. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route A part-time

University of Bolton
Campus or Online Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route A is for people who already have substantial evidence of that practice. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic and professional supervisors, to select the most appropriate evidence for... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route A part-time This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route A is for people who already have substantial evidence of that practice. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic and professional supervisors, to select the most appropriate evidence for inclusion in their submission and to prepare a 10–15,000-word critical commentary which contextualises, analyses and makes the case for the publications to be considered as an original and independent contribution to knowledge and, therefore, to justify the award of a PhD. (Route B is available on a full or part-time basis and is for people who have yet to develop their practice to an appropriate level.) [-]

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. [+]

Distance learning PhDs 2017/2018. 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. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after January 15. Entry points: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. Admissions Requirements Candidates for the PhD in Engineering Management should possess a master’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering or closely related discipline. A cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5 (4.0 scale) will be required for admission. A GRE score from the last five years, with a combined verbal and quantitative score of at least an 1100 will be required for consideration. GRE revised test conversion chart. Candidates below established GPA and GRE requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Candidates whose primary language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Additional admission requirements include the following: 1) Evidence of completion of a probability and statistics course with a grade of at least a “C” 2) Competence in at least one structured programming language (C++,... [-]

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 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 expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study. USQ academics are recognised 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 provide 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. You can start your PhD at any time during the year. To start your PhD you need to clarify your research topic and seek an academic staff member to be your supervisor. This can sometimes take time so it is wise to allow several months for discussion with potential supervisors and for consideration of your application. Career outcomes Graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in industry, academia or government with specialisation of your chosen field. Entry Requirements Applicants must have one of the following: a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or... [-]

Doctor of Ministry

Oral Roberts University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Tulsa

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is an advanced professional degree designed to continue the education of ministers so that they may be spiritually renewed and increasingly effective in their world ministries. [+]

Distance learning PhDs 2017/2018. The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is an advanced professional degree designed to continue the education of ministers so that they may be spiritually renewed and increasingly effective in their world ministries. The purpose of the program is to help ministers grow in their understandings and interpretations of the Church's ministry in relation to biblical, theological, historical, ethical and practical areas. Students are challenged to develop their ministerial skills and to refine and articulate a theology of ministry while in a setting of ministry. A distinctive of the doctoral program is the attempt to enable students to understand both the positive and the problematic aspects of the charismatic dimensions of ministry. Classes are taught in a modular format so that students may maintain their existing ministry positions while pursuing the degree. Students meet on campus for a total of six weeks over a two-year period for seminars, workshops and research clinics. However, most of the study/work is done individually in the setting of the local parish or other field of service. A feature of the degree is that students remain in a cohort group of classmates throughout the entire classroom experience. The cohort is maintained while allowing some separate classes for the two specializations - church ministry and leadership and pastoral care and counseling. Students in the two specializations have several classes in common and some classes in their separate areas of study. In each session, time is spent with the cohort group. Program Objectives This degree... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Global Leadership

Richfield University
Campus or Online September 2017 USA Los Angeles

The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership (PhD) at Richfield College is a research - centered graduate study and degree program focused on the issues that have shaped our global community and its [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Global Leadership

The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership (PhD) at Richfield College is a research - centered graduate study and degree program focused on the issues that have shaped our global community and its leadership. It provides the students with knowledge, research abilities, and leadership skills to develop solutions for global problems. The program is looking for individuals with a solid college education and professional achievements that desire to play a greater role in reshaping the world for the better. Individuals who have a passion and vision for developing high quality and practical solutions for the problems our planet and its people are facing are encouraged to apply to the program.... [-]


PhD in Arts

Asia e University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

The PhD Arts programme offers interdisciplinary courses in History, Philosophy, Law, Economics, Gender Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Media Studies and Environmental Studies with a focus on major aspects of the Asian and other humanistic and social traditions. [+]

PhD Arts

 

The AeU PhD (Arts) is a fully research programme that provides you with the methodological and analytical tools required for executing research and creating knowledge. This 3-4 year programme can be done on a part time or full time basis - both modes are ideal for working adults. Intake is open all year round.

 HIGHLIGHTS

•    Fastest growing Graduate School [6] in the region with 300 research students within 3 years.

•    Any discipline in Humanities and Arts is accepted

•    There’s no proposal at the point of entry. Why? We want to assist you in coming up with research proposal together

•    AeU will outsource for local or international supervisor – to suit your needs... [-]