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As a seasoned professional in your field, it’s likely that you’re a key decision-maker. And now you’re ready to advance. You want to brave new territory in your industry and bring forth ideas that can transform the way you work. That’s exactly what an online doctoral degree from Maryville University prepares you to do.

We’ll challenge you to push your education beyond the barriers of the classroom and think through complex problems so you can deliver solutions that will make a lasting impact.

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Which online doctorate degree is right for you?

You’ve chosen to serve others — to help them heal or learn. At Maryville, we want to help you reach the peak of your career in nursing or education with your online doctorate degree.

With nine online doctorate degree options, including a Doctor of Educational Leadership and eight Doctor of Nursing Practice paths, you can choose the degree type or focus that is right for you. Which online doctorate degree can help you achieve your professional goals in education or nursing?

Featured Doctorate Programs

Online Doctor of Education — Higher Education Leadership

Want to be a driving force in the future of education? Maryville’s online EdD program can help you lead bravely and confidently. Our program allows you to master topics like:

  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Governance and finance
  • Contemporary student experiences
  • Innovative technologies
  • Leadership

You’ll also have the opportunity to explore your personal career interests via professional practice courses based on current trends in higher education.

Learn more about our online Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership.

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice

Looking for a way to maximize your general nursing expertise? Maryville’s online DNP program can help you prepare to reach the height of your profession, take on more autonomy and responsibility, and grow professionally.

When you pursue your online DNP at Maryville, you’ll have a chance to learn state-of-the-art techniques from experienced nursing professionals while you develop a greater understanding of the science, technology, healthcare policy, and leadership techniques that shape the field.

Learn more about our online Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Online Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

No two patients are alike, and this is especially true when working with families. If you want to serve and treat patients of all demographics and across the lifespan, we have you covered. At Maryville, we offer four online Family Nurse Practitioner programs, including two at the doctoral level and one post-master’s certificate, to help you specialize your nursing career so you can get what you want out of it.

Learn more about our online Family Nurse Practitioner programs.

Why choose Maryville for your online doctorate degree?

Maryville is a nationally honored private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education. We have a long history of helping brave students find opportunity and reach their potential, and we take pride in offering the highest-quality education possible.

We continue to challenge the status quo in higher education, and we base our success on yours. Our dedicated faculty and personalized application-through-graduation support help ensure that you can focus exclusively on your studies — and not waste time on administrative or technical difficulties.

Maryville University continues to solidify its reputation as a leader.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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What types of online doctorate degree does Maryville offer?

Maryville University has nearly 150 years of experience serving students. So naturally, our online doctorate degree programs are focused on service — specifically, helping you build on your passion for helping others.

We offer nine online doctorate degrees in nursing and education. Whether you want to lead in higher education or help treat patients of all ages and demographics, we have an online doctorate degree that can help you achieve your potential.

Why earn your doctorate degree online?

If you’re like most nurses and education professionals, your schedule might not allow for full-time, on-campus study. You need a program that works around your commitments. Maryville’s online doctorate degrees use leading education technologies that are simple to navigate and fully supported, which makes getting your degree a convenient and user-friendly experience.

  • Complete your coursework 100% online and apply with no application fee.
  • Connect with faculty experts who work with your schedule.
  • Benefit from dedicated 24/7 technical support.
  • Start when it’s convenient for you — fall, spring, or summer.

“I started at another institution, which was a PhD program. It didn’t quite fit my lifestyle and where I was in life. Then I learned about Maryville’s cohort model — the fact that it was a shorter program, more focused, more intense — and it’s been the best educational experience of my life.”
— Dobbie Herrion, Online EdD Graduate

How do you choose your online doctorate degree?

If you’re ready to move to the next step in your educational career, there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a degree: reputation, accreditation, cost, program content, whether the program fits your lifestyle — the list goes on. With so many considerations and options, where do you start?

We can help.

Let’s talk. About your ambitions, your passions, and your motivations. We’ll help guide you along a personalized path to a quality education that’s designed to change your life. We believe in you. And we believe we can help you reach your potential. Connect with an enrollment advisor today!

What do online doctorate degree students say?

“You will learn. You will engage. You will share knowledge and exchange ideas. It’s real.”
— Kelnita Pierson, Online EdD Graduate

“I think Maryville has figured out how to do quality online education where they create genuine, deep learning communities.”
— Jill Lane, Online EdD Graduate

Meet our online doctorate degree faculty

When you pursue your doctorate degree, you expect the highest-quality education and mentorship from the top minds in the field.

That’s what you get at Maryville. Whether you’re looking to take the next step in your nursing career or continue your professional development in education, you’ll have the opportunity to work with and study under experienced professionals who know where you are — and can help you get where you want to be.

Learn more about them on our faculty page.

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