Most Popular Universities for Online Degrees by Working Professionals

Many working professionals want to continue their college education or obtain a graduate degree while holding a full-time job.  This is only possible through part-time classes (evenings and weekends) or online education.  As the online education system becomes more sophisticated, the online degree program is a better choice.  The following universities offer accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in various majors.

Grand Canyon University


Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a private for-profit Christian university located on a 100-acre campus in central Phoenix, Arizona. The Higher Learning Commission (a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) accredits Grand Canyon University.
  • Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management

  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health

  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership

  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in K-12 Leadership

  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development

  • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Cognition and Instruction

  • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Program cost: Ph.D in Psy requires 60 credits at $630/credit.  min 3 years to complete.

Official Website: http://www.gcu.edu/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Canyon_University

Walden University


Walden is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. The North Central Association is one of the six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Ph.D. in Psychology (all other specializations: Educational, Forensic, General, Health, Organizational, Social)
105–106 total quarter credit hours; $495/credit-hour; Total $51975 - $52470
4-Day Residency Fee: 4 during the program (Residency 2 and Residency 4 may be virtual.); In Person: $1,050 each, plus travel, lodging, and other expenses. Virtual: $1,150 each; TOTAL: $6500 + travel.
Technology Fee: per quarter $95

https://www.waldenu.edu/

Capella University


Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org.

Capella's online PhD programs offer advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in a choice of fields, including:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business $4,596 $4,125
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management $4,596 $4,125
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organization and Management $4,596 $4,125
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Information Technology
Listed above are quarterly tuition (regular and dissertation)

PhD in Information Technology - General Information Technology
Total Program Credits: 120 Credits
Up to 48 quarter credits may be transferred into this specialization
Quarter - Coursework: $4,596† Up to 3 courses per quarter
Quarter - Comps/Diss: $4,125†
Each regular course 4 quarter credits; Dissertation Research course 5 quarter credits.
Total program need approx. 10 quarters to complete (2.5 years) with cost approx. $45,000

PhD - General Psychology
Total Program Credits: 120 Credits
Up to 48 quarter credits may be transferred into this specialization
Tuition per Credit: $495;  Total for program approx. $59000
Quarter - Comps/Diss: $2,725

http://www.capella.edu/

Northcentral University


First 100% online university to offer accredited Doctoral degrees. One of only eight online schools worldwide to receive accreditation by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and the only 100% online institution that offers Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees to receive this honor. Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Program (PhD-PSY)
Total tuition and req’d fees for entire program completed in normal time $59,500
Total estimated costs for books and supplies for the entire program $3,750
Total cost for entire program $63,250

Business Administration Program (PhD-BA)
Total tuition and req’d fees for entire program completed in normal time $48,200
Total estimated costs for books and supplies for the entire program $3,000
Total cost for entire program $51,200

Doctor of Philosophy of Education Program (PhD-ED)
Total cost is same as PhD-BA.

http://www.ncu.edu/

California Southern University


100-percent online. California Southern University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council. The Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

PsyD, DBA:Credits Needed    60; Cost Per Credit    $330.00; Total Cost    $19,800.00
JD: Credits Needed    88; Cost Per Credit    $295.00; Total Cost    $25,960.00

http://www.calsouthern.edu/

Nova Southeastern University


Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is the nation’s eighth-largest, not-for-profit, independent university, with more than 28,000 students and 148,000 alumni; a sprawling, 300-acre Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus; and a presence in nine countries around the world.

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Nova Southeastern University was first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as Nova University in 1971.

Doctoral Programs Online
Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Ph.D.)
Criminal Justice (Ph.D.)
Health Sciences (Ph.D.)
Education (Ed.D.)
http://www.nova.edu/

University of Phoenix


University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For additional information, visit ncahlc.org.

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Program costs: $66,525– $93,445
Tuition (per credit)     $795     (future $810)
Electronic materials fee (per course)     $125
One time application fee     $45

http://www.phoenix.edu/

University of Maryland University College


The University of Maryland University College is one of 11 degree granting institutions of the University of Maryland system. Thus, it is a public university.  It offers a few online programs up to doctoral degree.

Accreditation

University of Maryland University College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000), one of the six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. UMUC is governed by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration

The Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration program requires the completion of 48 credits of coursework and successful completion of comprehensive exams and a dissertation. The program is offered online with mandatory limited residencies.

Program Cost

Doctor of Management (DM) Graduate Tuition Per Credit $1,087.  Thus the total program cost is $52,176.

http://www.umuc.edu/

William Howard Taft University


William Howard Taft University, a member of The Taft University System, founded in 1976, delivers online college degree programs via distance learning. Students work at their own pace under the guidance of uniquely qualified and credentialed faculty.  For decades William Howard Taft University has offered distance learning degree programs to students throughout the world., and it continues to offer degree programs through The Boyer Graduate School of Education and The W. Edwards Deming School of Business, evolving into one of the most respected nationally accredited distance learning institutions in the country.

Accreditation

William Howard Taft University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Doctoral Degrees
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program - The online Doctor of Education Degree Program emphasizes course work in leadership and management in a variety of educational and public service settings.

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program - The online Doctor of Business Administration Program is a practical, directed independent study program which emphasizes course work in business leadership and management. It requires no classroom or seminar attendance.
Note: William Howard Taft University's Doctor of Education program was suspended in 2003 in order for the university to obtain DETC accreditation. DETC did not accredit doctoral programs at the time. In 2009 when DETC’s scope of authority was expanded to include professional doctorates the program was resumed.

Doctoral Program Cost

The doctoral program required 60 semester units for graduation.  The requirements may be completed in as little as 27 months. Tuition is billed at the rate of $420.00 per month during the term of enrollment.  Therefore the minium cost for 27 months would be $11,340.

In addition, there are several fees:  Application Fee $100, Registration Fee $100, Dissertation Defense Fee $450, and Dissertation Fee $450, total of $1100.

With the above information, the estimated minium cost is $12,440.  This does not include cost of books and materials.  However the actural cost could be increased since it is not billed by unit but by month.

Website: http://www.taft.edu/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Howard_Taft_University

California InterContinental University


California InterContinental University is often referred to simply as CalUniversity.  In 2009, CalUniversity was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and it is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation [CHEA].

CalUniversity offers Doctorate of Business Administration in four specifications:

DBA – Entrepreneurship and Business Management
DBA – Global Business and Leadership
DBA – Healthcare Management and Leadership
DBA – Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Management

The DBA Curricular requires 60 units  to complete.  The current cost (2012) for one unit is $300.  Thus the whole DBA program cost is $18,000.

Official Site: http://www.caluniversity.edu/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_InterContinental_University

Regent University


Regent University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate's, baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate degrees.

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), can lead to licensure as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and is available in-residence at the Virginia Beach Campus.
Expected Credit Hours 33; $755/credit; Program total expected $24,915
Doctoral Program in Counselor Education & Supervision (Ph.D.)
The only online program of its kind. This program prepares counselors for university teaching and offers the training necessary to assume leadership positions within the mental health professions.
Expected Credit Hours 18; $755/credit; Program total expected $13,590

http://www.regent.edu/

Fielding Graduate University


Fielding Graduate University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Fielding Graduate University is approved by the following to offer continuing education:
  • The American Psychological Association (CE for psychologists)

  • MCEP Provider (FIEOO3)

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (number 5941)

  • National Association of Social Workers (number 94-188)
Student Body Demographics: Enrollment 1,300; Age Range 22-77
Alumni 3,600 in 50 states and Washington DC, and in 27 countries
Faculty: Core 75; Adjunct 56

PhD Clinical Psychology
PhD Media Psychology
Tuition $23,160/year or $7,720/trimester term
Tuition is based on the number of days you are a student in the program. The average completion time for this program is 4-6 years.  Tuition is reduced by 30% once a student reaches the stage of advancement to doctoral candidacy.  This tuition rate is established for the Fall 2011, Spring 2012, and Summer 2012 terms.

http://www.fielding.edu/

California Institute of Integral Studies


CIIS is a unique institution where education is rooted both in great traditions of knowledge and in the most forward-looking visions of the future. Creative, curious, mindful and socially aware—these are just a few of the words that describe the people of CIIS.  The degree programs in CIIS are somehow oriented by spirituality from the East and the West, and is influenced by the Hindu culture.  CIIS has a small campus in central San Francisco, and a few  programs are offered online.

Accreditation

CIIS is an accredited member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In 2003, the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program in Clinical Psychology earned the accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).

The CIIS Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (PsyD) has a current status of: Accreditation Revoked (appealable) by The American Psychological Association (APA).

Doctoral Degrees

PhD in Transformative Studies is the only doctoral level program offered online.

Program Cost

CIIS' Transformative Studies - PhD  Financial Planning Guide  estimates the total program cost is $59,201.

Official Site: http://www.ciis.edu/
CIIS Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Institute_of_Integral_Studies

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