Complete Your Online Doctoral Degree Program in Just Three Years

If you’re ready to pursue a doctorate degree but you’re not ready to put your life on hold, then consider a doctoral degree from CTU.

As you’d expect, the coursework is rigorous and challenging. But you’ll have online tools at your disposal and mentors at your side to help you master the material in a timely manner, ideally in just three years.

Our doctoral programs are aligned to an industry or body of knowledge. CTU offers doctoral degree programs in business administration, computer science and management with 20 concentrations.

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Associate Accounting Campus/Online View Degree Associate of Science in Accounting
Associate Business Administration Campus/Online View Degree Associate of Science in Business Administration
Associate Electronics Technology Campus View Degree Associate of Science in Electronics Technology
Associate Information Technology Campus View Degree Associate of Science in Information Technology
Associate Management Campus/Online View Degree Associate of Science in Management
Bachelor Accounting Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor Business Administration Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor Business Administration - Business Development Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Business Development
Bachelor Business Administration - Data Analytics Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Data Analytics
Bachelor Business Administration - Digital Marketing Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Digital Marketing
Bachelor Business Administration - Finance Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance
Bachelor Business Administration - General Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - General
Bachelor Business Administration - Healthcare Management Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Healthcare Management
Bachelor Business Administration - Human Resource Management Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management
Bachelor Business Administration - Information Technology Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Information Technology
Bachelor Business Administration - International Business Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - International Business
Bachelor Business Administration - Logistics and Supply Chain Management Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Bachelor Business Administration - Management Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management
Bachelor Business Administration - Marketing Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing
Bachelor Business Administration - Organizational Behavior Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Organizational Behavior
Bachelor Business Administration - Project Management Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Project Management
Bachelor Business Administration - Public Administration Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Public Administration
Bachelor Computer Engineering Campus View Degree Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Bachelor Computer Science Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor Computer Science - Data Science Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Data Science
Bachelor Computer Science - General Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - General
Bachelor Computer Science - Software Engineering Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Software Engineering
Bachelor Criminal Justice Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Bachelor Criminal Justice - Cybercrime and Security Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Cybercrime and Security
Bachelor Criminal Justice - Forensic Investigation Campus View Degree Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Investigation
Bachelor Criminal Justice - General Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - General
Bachelor Criminal Justice - Homeland Security and Emergency Management Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Bachelor Criminal Justice - Human Services Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Human Services
Bachelor Cyber Security Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
Bachelor Cyber Security - Computer Systems Security Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Computer Systems Security
Bachelor Cyber Security - Information Assurance Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Information Assurance
Bachelor Electrical Engineering Campus View Degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor Healthcare Management Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
Bachelor Healthcare Management - General Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management - General
Bachelor Healthcare Management - Health Informatics Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management - Health Informatics
Bachelor Information Systems Management Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management
Bachelor Information Technology Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Bachelor Information Technology - Data Management Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Data Management
Bachelor Information Technology - General Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - General
Bachelor Information Technology - Network Management Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Network Management
Bachelor Information Technology - Security Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Security
Bachelor Information Technology - Software Application Programming Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Software Application Programming
Bachelor Information Technology - Software Systems Engineering Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Software Systems Engineering
Bachelor Information Technology - Web Development Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Web Development
Bachelor Management Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Management
Bachelor Management - Cybersecurity Management Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Management - Cybersecurity Management
Bachelor Management - Food Service Management Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Management - Food Service Management
Bachelor Management - General Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Management - General
Bachelor Nursing Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor Project Management Campus/Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Project Management
Bachelor Psychology Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bachelor Psychology - Consumer Behavior Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Consumer Behavior
Bachelor Psychology - General Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Psychology - General
Bachelor Psychology - Organizational Behavior Online View Degree Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Organizational Behavior
Master Accounting Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Accounting
Master Business Administration - Accounting Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Master Business Administration - Data Analytics Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration - Data Analytics
Master Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration - Entrepreneurship
Master Business Administration - Finance Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration - Finance
Master Business Administration - Global Leadership Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration - Global Leadership
Master Business Administration - Healthcare Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration - Healthcare Management
Master Business Administration - Human Resource Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management
Master Business Administration - Logistics Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration - Logistics Management
Master Business Administration - Marketing Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration - Marketing
Master Business Administration - Operations Supply Chain Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration - Operations Supply Chain Management
Master Business Administration - Project Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration - Project Management
Master Business Administration - Technology Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration - Technology Management
Master Business Administration (MBA) Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA)
Master Business Administration (MBA) - General Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) - General
Master Computer Engineering Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Computer Engineering
Master Computer Science Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Computer Science
Master Computer Science - Computer Systems Security Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Computer Science - Computer Systems Security
Master Computer Science - Data Science Online View Degree Master of Science in Computer Science - Data Science
Master Computer Science - Database Systems Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Computer Science - Database Systems
Master Computer Science - General Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Computer Science - General
Master Computer Science - Software Engineering Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Computer Science - Software Engineering
Master Criminal Justice Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Master Criminal Justice - General Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Criminal Justice - General
Master Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
Master Cybersecurity Policy Online View Degree Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy
Master Electrical Engineering Campus View Degree Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Master Healthcare Management Online View Degree Master of Science in Healthcare Management
Master Healthcare Management - General Online View Degree Master of Science in Healthcare Management - General
Master Healthcare Management - Informatics Online View Degree Master of Science in Healthcare Management - Informatics
Master Homeland Security Online View Degree Master of Science in Homeland Security
Master Homeland Security - Cybersecurity Policy Online View Degree Master of Science in Homeland Security - Cybersecurity Policy
Master Homeland Security - Emergency Management and Public Health Online View Degree Master of Science in Homeland Security - Emergency Management and Public Health
Master Homeland Security - General Online View Degree Master of Science in Homeland Security - General
Master Information Technology Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Information Technology
Master Information Technology - General Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Information Technology - General
Master Information Technology - Network Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Management
Master Information Technology - Project Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Information Technology - Project Management
Master Information Technology - Security Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Information Technology - Security Management
Master Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Management
Master Management - Cybersecurity Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Management - Cybersecurity Management
Master Management - General Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Management - General
Master Management - Healthcare Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
Master Management - Homeland Security Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Management - Homeland Security
Master Management - Information Systems Security Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Management - Information Systems Security
Master Management - IT and Project Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Management - IT and Project Management
Master Management - Organizational Leadership and Change Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Management - Organizational Leadership and Change
Master Management - Project Management Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Management - Project Management
Master Management - Public Administration Online View Degree Master of Science in Management - Public Administration
Master Nursing Online View Degree Master of Science in Nursing
Master Nursing Administration Online View Degree Master of Science in Nursing Administration
Master Nursing Education Online View Degree Master of Science in Nursing Education
Master Systems Engineering Campus/Online View Degree Master of Science in Systems Engineering
Doctorate Business Administration Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Business Administration
Doctorate Computer Science - Big Data Analytics Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Computer Science - Big Data Analytics
Doctorate Computer Science - Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Computer Science - Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
Doctorate Computer Science - Enterprise Information Systems Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Computer Science - Enterprise Information Systems
Doctorate Computer Science - General Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Computer Science - General
Doctorate Computer Science (DCS) Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Computer Science (DCS)
Doctorate Management Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management
Doctorate Management - Criminal Justice Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - Criminal Justice
Doctorate Management - Environmental and Social Sustainability Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - Environmental and Social Sustainability
Doctorate Management - Executive Leadership Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - Executive Leadership
Doctorate Management - General Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - General
Doctorate Management - Global Leadership Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - Global Leadership
Doctorate Management - Healthcare Management and Leadership Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - Healthcare Management and Leadership
Doctorate Management - Higher Education Leadership Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - Higher Education Leadership
Doctorate Management - Higher Education Teaching and Learning Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - Higher Education Teaching and Learning
Doctorate Management - Homeland Security Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - Homeland Security
Doctorate Management - Non Profit Leadership Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - Non Profit Leadership
Doctorate Management - Organizational Development and Change Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - Organizational Development and Change
Doctorate Management - Project Management Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - Project Management
Doctorate Management - Technology Management Campus/Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Management - Technology Management
Doctorate Nursing Practice Online View Degree Doctorate of Science in Nursing Practice

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Program Requirements

All doctoral programs require a dissertation. Your dissertation records your research process, presents the findings and conclusions of your research, and suggests future research. You might also begin your research and dissertation at CTU earlier than at traditional schools.1.

  • Your doctoral dissertation is divided into two major segments: the proposal and the full dissertation.
  • You are responsible for developing the proposal and your mentor submits it to the University Review Board.
  • After it is submitted, you can begin your dissertation research and writing in your core dissertation courses until it’s completed, then reviewed by a committee.
  • These processes are conducted under the supervision of CTU professors.

Doctoral students are also required to attend a two-and-a-half day residential symposium a minimum of four times during their enrollment in the program. Symposia are held four times a year in Denver, Colorado.

Admissions Requirements…

  1. Interview with an admissions advisor
  2. Complete the admissions application
  3. Submit official transcript(s) from your Master’s program(s)
  4. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  5. Submit your résumé with 5+ years of experience and education history
  6. Submit a brief essay (1800-3000 words)

Doctor of Management

CTU’s Doctor of Management program offers you the opportunity to develop management expertise in one of 12 concentrations. It’s designed to help you to develop a leadership style that can allow you to critically evaluate, analyze, and solve problems — and ultimately make key contributions to your field.

  • The Doctor of Management program consists of 15 core instructional courses, plus nine doctoral research courses.
  • Core courses in all concentrations are the same and include management theory; ethics; application of action research; strategic thinking and organizational alignment; practice and theory of consulting and intervention; leadership theory and development; qualitative and quantitative research methods; and structured courses on the creation and completion of your dissertation.

The Doctoral Advantage

If you are a student currently enrolled in a CTU Master’s program and want to get a head start on a Doctoral degree, you can save up to one term of tuition and time. Those who qualify are able to work on two degrees concurrently and earn a Doctoral degree up to 11 weeks faster in the process.

Through this program, doctoral work is started after completing 10 of the 12 required master’s courses. Program plans must be approved by the provost, vice provost, dean, or director for graduate programs.

Doctor of Business Administration

From ethical decision making to innovative marketing practices to global logistics, the business administration field encapsulates a wide range of skills that are essential to the day-to-day and long-term success of any business. As a Doctor of Business Administration student at CTU, you’ll explore how to become a thought-leader by gaining a strong understanding of emerging theories related to optimization, supply chain management, and marketing. You’ll follow a dissertation sequence and attend symposia, where you’ll participate in workshops, meet with fellow students and faculty, and discuss ideas and challenges relevant to the field.

  • The Doctor of Business Administration integrates practical and theoretical skills to help you prepare to think and act strategically. It consists of 15 core instructional courses, plus nine doctoral research courses.
  • The core courses include financial and managerial accounting for decision making; legal and ethical issues; IT for business operation; leadership; qualitative and quantitative leadership; writing; and structured courses on the creation and completion of your dissertation.
  • Concentration and elective courses include strategic management; supply chain logistics; business intelligence; big data analytics; technology and social media; futuring and innovation; leading and managing a large-scale transformation; and more. Each class is conducted online.

The Doctoral Advantage

If you are a student currently enrolled in a CTU Master’s program and want to get a head start on a Doctoral degree, you can save up to one term of tuition and time.

Those who qualify are able to work on two degrees concurrently and earn a Doctoral degree up to 11 weeks faster in the process. Through this program, doctoral work is started after completing 10 of the 12 required master’s courses. Program plans must be approved by the provost, vice provost, dean, or director for graduate programs.

Doctor of Computer Science

CTU’s Doctor of Computer Science (DCS) degree program has been designed to help you gain an in-depth understanding of a specialized subject related to computer science so that you can predict trends and, ultimately, make contributions in your area of expertise. Along with intensive research and writing projects, you will have the opportunity to explore high-level design issues, evaluate methods of maintaining security in distributed systems, develop a software process improvement plan for an organization and design, test and implement an experiment – including reporting on the results. Concentrations are: general, big data analytics, enterprise information systems, and information assurance.

  • The Doctor of Computer Science program helps to provide you with foundational courses that include research and writing; a deep dive into the courses in your chosen concentration; and leadership and professional advancement courses that can help you put your education to use in your area of interest.
  • It consists of 15 core instructional courses, plus nine doctoral research courses.
  • Core courses include current topics in computer science and IT; qualitative and quantitative research methods; futuring and innovation; research methods and design; and structured courses on the creation and completion of your dissertation.

The Doctoral Advantage

If you are a student currently enrolled in a CTU Master’s program and want to get a head start on a Doctoral degree, you can save up to one term of tuition and time.

If you are a student currently enrolled in a CTU Master’s program and want to get a head start on a Doctoral degree, you can save up to one term of tuition and time. Those who qualify are able to work on two degrees concurrently and earn a Doctoral degree up to 11 weeks faster in the process.

Those who qualify are able to work on two degrees concurrently and earn a Doctoral degree up to 11 weeks faster in the process. Through this program, doctoral work is started after 10 of the 12 required master’s courses have been successfully completed. Program plans must be approved by the dean of Doctoral Computer Science.

While a relevant master’s degree is ordinarily required for admission to CTU doctoral programs, you may also choose to complete a CTU Master of Science in Computer Science> (MSCS), Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), Master of Science in Management – Information Systems Security (MSM-ISS), Master of Science in Information Technology – Project Management (MSM-IT/PM), or Master of Science in Computer Science – Software Engineering (MSCS-SE) degree while starting work on the Doctor of Computer Science degree.

Your Support Team

At CTU, you’re in charge of your education, but you’re never alone. Throughout your degree program you’ll be supported by trained CTU faculty and staff. Over the course of your online doctoral degree program, you’ll form lasting relationships with instructors and classmates that create a valuable network and personalized learning experience. Your faculty and advisors are fully vested in your success and are available to help guide you throughout your doctoral journey.

Innovative Technology to Assist You

The CTU online doctoral library helps you tackle the research needed to complete your doctoral program. Available exclusively to CTU online doctoral degree students, it provides convenient 24/7 access to valuable materials such as research journals, magazines, conference proceedings, books, theses, videos, audio, and more.

Residential Symposium

Our two-and-a-half day residential symposia give you the opportunity to meet and network face-to-face with faculty, peers, and invited guest speakers. You’ll also participate in practical, engaging workshops and discussions in your field of study. Symposia occur quarterly in Denver, Colorado and attendance is flexible – you have the freedom to choose at least four during your time in the program. However, new students get to experience symposia right away. Learn More.

1 Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation: Invisible Rules for Success, 2000, By Rita S. Brause, EdD

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