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Doctoral Programs

Embrace a new challenge with a doctorate.

If you are looking to reach the top of your professional field and establish expertise, you’re ready for a doctoral degree from the University of La Verne.

A doctoral degree requires a great commitment of hard work and time and the challenge is best suited to those who have extensive professional or research experience and are seeking to establish themselves as an authority to gain greater industry credibility.

Why University of La Verne?

For more than 50 years, the University of La Verne has offered doctoral degrees to candidates seeking to advance careers in law, organizational leadership, psychology, or public administration.

A doctorate is the most advanced degree one can receive. Professional doctoral programs present a rigorous course of study that balances innovative, industry-defining research with the development and advancement of practical training and instruction.

A Top-Tier Education

Our doctoral programs focus on practical skills that you can apply right away to your career. Highly interactive classes will keep you engaged with assignments that draw from your workplace, taught by faculty who have academic expertise and relevant real-world experience. Some of our graduates go on to careers in academia, but many more work as executives, psychologists, administrators, and lawyers – the everyday leaders that power our workplaces and neighborhoods.

Support Network

In our doctoral programs, you’ll be assigned to a faculty advisor who will support you from admission to graduation. You’ll also work closely alongside other impressive and motivated students as you work toward the same educational goals, and have a chance to make connections that go beyond the classroom.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

As a doctoral student, you may be eligible for loans or scholarships depending on which program you choose. Explore options to fund your education.

Applying to University of La Verne

The admissions requirements, process, and deadlines for each doctoral program is unique. Choose from one of the programs below to learn more about how and when to apply.