Rich DouglasJun 28, They said they created this track because of the demand from non-clinicians. I know I contacted them about the possibility. This is very interesting. I would be so all over such a program, a management track overseeing IT professionals. Maybe a "Doctor of Information Technology Management".
SteveFoersterJun 29, Ted HeiksJun 29, Rich DouglasJun 29, For clarity: If it ends in a dissertation or equivalent and adds to the knowledge in an academic discipline theoretical knowledgethen it is an academic doctorate.
If it ends in a dissertation or equivalent and adds to the practice of a profession or occupation, it is a professional doctorate. If it does not end in a dissertation and qualifies one for entry into a profession like law or medicineit is a first professional degree.
Most Ph. However, some of these programs, as they are shorter and more intensive, may require you to study full-time, so be aware to the requirements and expectations of the programs. Research programs carefully, and email their admissions departments to ask about their accelerated PhD programs.
As with the shorter degrees, finding PhD programs without dissertation requirements are more rare than programs that require them. Yet, they do exist. Some fields and programs that may not require dissertations can include:.
One of the most common no-dissertation doctorate programs today is the Doctorate in Leadership. These are a relatively new invention, and they are spreading across many different disciplines.
There are now doctor of leadership programs in areas including Higher Education Leadership, Organizational Leadership, and Leadership and Management. These professional doctorate degrees are targeted toward working professionals already in their chosen field, and often substitute applied research projects, done within their current jobs, in place of a conventional dissertation.
GCU has merited outstanding academic credentials, including regional accreditation with college-specific and program-specific accreditations.
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The program focuses on transformative leadership and will prepare you to transform self, organization, and community through focused, flexible study. You will become powerfully positioned to build allies with others striving for common outcomes as well as collaborate with individuals with divergent values and perspectives.