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For some people, earning a PhD online is a wonderful option. Online programs may offer students a degree of flexibility untypical of brick and mortar programs. Because they can “attend” classes online and avoid having to schedule and attend classes during specific dates and times, online PhD students may be able to more easily work around the demands and needs of their careers and families.
About Earning Your Doctorate Degree Online
Online PhD programs can also be a great option for people whose studies benefit from not having to be in the same location as their program. Students earning a PhD in international affairs, for example, can travel the world while completing their programs online. Similarly, students who want to live and work in one area (for any reason: personal, professional, or academic) but attend a program in another area might benefit from an online PhD program.
If you are considering an online PhD program, it is important to consider the following:
Given your discipline and field of study, is it appropriate and possible to get your PhD online?
Many disciplines require students to engage in discourse and practicums on campus. Other programs (psychology, for example) may only offer