With the expectation of contributing something new to a field of interest, a Ph.D. online or online doctoral program can be the perfect choice to accelerate your career and contribute to the broader study of an area of focus. At AIU, there are several online doctorates or online Ph.D. programs available. As one of the few institutions that offer specialized online programs and online doctoral degrees, AIU helps individuals decide and customize what they’d like to study in pursuit of becoming an expert, if not a dominant voice, within their industry and their field. Your AIU Distance Learning program will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs.
Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals. If you want much more than normal results from your efforts, AIU’s Doctoral programs are what you are looking for. The Doctor of Philosophy program is offered for various disciplines and prepares students for advanced work in research, teaching, and administration. Studies leading to the Ph.D. degree are designed to give the candidate thorough and comprehensive knowledge of his or her professional field, as well as training in research methods. The criteria for granting the degree shall be the candidate’s comprehension of the subject matter and a demonstrated ability to perform independent research. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to express thoughts clearly, both verbally and in written form. The PhD program aims to develop an understanding of your field beyond the Master’s degree, with emphasis on the conduct of original research, the production of significant research findings, and the contribution of such findings to public knowledge.
The Ph.D. Degree Program at AIU is a custom-tailored suit of educational clothing. AIU has developed a protocol to Quantify and Qualify an individual’s professional background, as well as, their academic credentials, and grant Academic Credit to qualified students commensurate with their true level of knowledge. After initial review and evaluation, the Student’s Academic Status is defined. This definition establishes the approximate number of Academic Credit Hours the University will grant the Student toward the Student’s designated Degree Program.
Development of course and curricula is a collaborative activity, between the Student and the Academic Advisor. Each Student’s Curricula is unique, and developed as a result of the mutual efforts of the Student, the Academic Staff and the Academic Advisor. To fulfill the requirements of the Degree Program as established by the Academic Committee, the Student performs research, (using the Internet or other Approved Resources), to investigate and select courses from at least 2, AIU Approved colleges or universities, offering the same discipline at the Doctoral level, as the Student’s designated Degree Program. The Student will select courses based upon the Student’s need to acquire the knowledge and master the objectives defined, in the course descriptions and objectives, as itemized in the Course Catalogs of such Approved Institutions. The Student will be the initial arbiter of the courses selected. The culmination of the course selection process is the class session with the Academic Advisor. During this class, the Student’s Courses and Curricula will be established, and approved.
Ph.D. Programs are available in many disciplines, and demonstrate the Student’s ability to perform advanced work in the selected field of study. The highlight of the Program is the Doctoral Dissertation, an original work of scholarship, which showcases the Candidate’s mastery of the selected discipline, produces significant insights and findings based on original thought and research, and contributes to the advancement of thought and knowledge on a universal scale. Studies leading to the Ph.D. degree are designed to give the candidate thorough and comprehensive knowledge of his or her professional field, as well as training in research methods. The criteria for granting the degree shall be the candidate’s comprehension of the subject matter and a demonstrated ability to perform independent research. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to express thoughts clearly, both verbally and in written form (Course and Curriculum).
Upon completing your master’s and potentially a few years professionally within your area of focus, individuals typically will pursue a doctoral degree program and seek the title of becoming a doctor or an expert within their field. An online doctoral degree program is also known as an online Ph.D. program, which is one of the highest if not the highest academic degree that an individual could receive. At AIU, just as with all other degree programs, individuals have the choice to choose what kind of focus they have in their area of study and how they pursue their path to becoming a master of the subject of their choice.
There are numerous doctoral degree programs to choose from at AIU. The AIU University Ph.D. program online or AIU doctoral programs are specifically designed in tandem with an academic advisor, much like other programs that have been available and pursued by students at AIU for varying levels of education and pursuit. Again, much like other online doctoral programs, AIU and the academic advisor teams will work with individuals to decide what kind of research and field studies will need to be completed and what the specific area of focus will be for the project.
All work will be completed online, as designated by AIU. This allows the student to complete it on their schedule and at their own time, allowing them to understand further and focus on the research at hand and connect with their academic advising team to ensure that they are on the right track. After a period of research and study, individuals will present a doctoral thesis, a dissertation, so to speak, chronicling the entire investigation that they have completed and how much they have learned. Beyond that, they will receive their doctoral degree, ensuring they earned their Ph.D. education online and completed the online doctoral program specifically by what AIU has allotted in request.
Unlike other degree programs available online for doctoral students, AIU’s online doctorate degrees are unique and not seen within the general educational world. AIU University Ph.D. programs are explicitly designed to allow individuals to take advantage of the opportunity to do work on their schedule and at their discretion. Furthermore, many Ph.D. programs online do not offer this level of customization and flexibility. Students who would like to have the flexibility and the customization factor involved in their educational pursuits need to pursue AIU due to the flexibility and allowance of individual research and work that gives further autonomy to students even at the highest level of academic success.
We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it’s possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.
800-993-0066 (Toll Free in US)