30 Great Scholarships for Online Graduate Students
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Updated September 25, 2023
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For many students, attaining a bachelor's degree is just the first step on their academic journey. Depending on career goals, many students continue on to graduate school to earn their master's degree.
Demand for graduate degrees is rising as more universities develop programs for those wanting to earn an online master's degree — but so is the need for financial aid. Whether on campus or online, tuition for a graduate degree is still a considerable expense.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports the median graduate tuition for public institutions is around $12,394, while for private colleges and universities, it is $26,621. Tuition for online programs is similar to what you would pay to attend on campus.
One of the best ways to cover this expense is through graduate school scholarships or grants. While grants don't need to be paid back, only 43% of graduate students receive grants of any type. We've rounded up a list of 30 scholarships for master's degrees to get you started.
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General Scholarships for Online Graduate Students
These scholarships are open to all students, even a few that accept undergraduate applicants. The list has scholarships for master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and other accredited degree programs.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Financial Need Scholarship
- Amount: Not stated
- Application Deadline: August 15
- Open to full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited degree program
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Demonstrate community service and involvement
These one-year scholarships, sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha, are awarded to graduate students based on financial need. Applicants must submit a financial need analysis along with their application form, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts and a written explanation of the applicant's project or research.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Merit Scholarships
- Must be a full-time graduate student enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Demonstrate community involvement and service
This merit-based scholarship sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation is open to full-time graduate students at any accredited institution. This one-time award will be given to a student who demonstrates exemplary service to his or her community.
The Beinecke Scholarship Program
- Amount: $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school; an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school
- Application Deadline: January 20
- Open to graduate students studying at an accredited university
The prestigious Beinecke Scholarship Program rewards graduate students who show outstanding promise in subjects relating to the arts, humanities and social sciences. Students must use their funding within five years.
Don't Text and Drive Scholarship
- Amount: $1,000
- Application Deadline: September 30
- Open to high school, undergraduate and graduate students
- Must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States
The purpose of the Don't Text and Drive Scholarship is to bring further awareness to the dangers of texting while driving. Selection of award recipients is based on a 140-character text message and a 500-1,000-word essay on the topic of driving and texting.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
- Application Deadline: July 31
- Open to high school, undergraduate or graduate students
- Must be a legal resident of the United States
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student on the basis of merit. Students must submit a personal statement. It does not take financial need or standardized test scores into consideration. Applicants are judged by an independent panel.
Return 2 College Scholarship Program
- Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
- Application Deadline: January 31
- Open to college students currently attending a two- or four-year college or graduate school
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
The Return 2 College Scholarship applicants must submit a three-sentence personal statement describing their reason for pursuing a graduate degree. Applicants can submit multiple submissions if they feel the three-sentence statement doesn't quite cover their response.
Most colleges, especially private universities, have generous scholarships for graduate students. Scholarships are a tool for colleges to attract the best grad students to their programs.
Colorado State University Academic Excellence Scholarship
- Amount: Matches tuition and fees for up to 6 graduate credits
- Application Deadline: Not stated
- Open to CSU-Global graduate students
- Minimum 3.7 GPA — Must have completed a minimum of 6 credits of graduate work
Recognizing the challenges that come with obtaining a college degree online, the Academic Excellence Scholarship honors Colorado State University Global students who have proven themselves unusually focused and dedicated. Money awarded must be used towards required courses.
Colorado Technical University Advantage Grant
- Amount: $500
- Open to full-time students of Colorado Technical University
Colorado Technical University's Advantage Grant aims to help outstanding students overcome the financial challenges of obtaining a graduate degree. Funds can be used to pay for past, current or future tuition charges. The application includes a 500-word personal statement about how earning a degree at CTU will improve the applicant's life.
Dr. John M. Beckem II Scholarship
- Application Deadline: June 30
- Open to students enrolled at SUNY Empire State College
SUNY Empire State College students pursuing a master's degree in a subject related to technology are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to the applicant who can best describe the ways in which current or future technologies can be used to improve education.
Edward Gersich Distance Education Scholarship
- Application Deadline: February 1
- Open to online students of Bemidji State University
- Must be age 25 or older
- Must be seeking a degree in education
Bemidji State University's Edward Gersich Distance Education Scholarship alternates each year between a male and female student. Applicants must complete a personal statement in which they describe how the award would help them to reach their academic goals.
Gladys McKinley Distance Learning Scholarship
- Open to online graduate students at Bemidji State University
- Must be pursuing an online education degree
- Must be a resident of northern Minnesota
The Gladys McKinley Distance Learning Scholarship is another monetary award available to graduate students of Bemidji State University. Students must be working toward a graduate degree in education. The application process includes two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.
Jack and Audrey Hatmaker Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Amount: Varies
- Application Deadline: June 1
- Must be enrolled in or accepted for admission at the University of Alabama
- Open to graduate students who are residents of Alabama
- Must be pursuing a major related to business
Graduate students pursuing or planning to pursue an online business degree at the University of Alabama may apply for the Jack and Audrey Hatmaker Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Successful applicants will show a history of academic excellence and prove financial need.
John F. and Marjorie J. Alexander Scholarship
- Amount: $600
- Open to University of Florida students pursuing an online graduate degree in education
University of Florida's John F. and Marjorie A. Alexander Scholarship is open to students seeking a graduate degree from the College of Education. In addition to the application, students must submit a resume, 500-700-word essay and two recommendation forms.
Kansas State University Maurine Allison O'Bannon Memorial Scholarship
- Application Deadline: Varies
- Must be enrolled in a degree program at Kansas State University
- Minimum 3.25 GPA
- Available to students age 25 and older
Students working toward an online graduate degree from Kansas State University are eligible to apply for the Maurine Allison O'Bannon Memorial Scholarship. Adults who are returning to their education after an absence are especially encouraged to apply.
Oregon State University eCampus Grant
- Open to students enrolled in an Oregon State University eCampus degree program
The Oregon State University eCampus Grant is for graduate students pursuing any online degree. Applicants must submit a FAFSA to the university's Office of Financial Aid, which will award the grants to eligible recipients on a first come, first served basis.
There are many grad school scholarships offered to students pursuing a specific career path like nursing or social work. These can be found by looking at professional organizations, foundations, or degree sites for the career you're interested in.
Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship
- Amount: $3,000
- Application Deadline: March 31
- Open to students in a graduate nursing or nurse anesthesia program
- Must be serving, or have served, in any branch of the U.S. Army
- Army veterans must have received an honorable discharge
- Must not be receiving any current funding from the U.S. Army
The Army Nurse Corps Association's annual scholarship provides opportunities to current or former U.S. Army members who are studying nursing or nurse anesthesia. Applicants must submit letters of recommendation, a personal statement, college transcripts, and military service documentation.
C200 Scholar Award
- Amount: Up to $10,000
- Open to female graduate students pursuing an MBA
- Must be enrolled in an institution that supports the C200 Reachout program
Female MBA students who have proven that they have a unique commitment to leadership and giving back are invited to apply for the C200 Scholar Award. The award is based on both merit and financial need.
Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship
- Amount: $5,000
- Open to students in an interim master's program or doctoral program
- Must be nominated by a COGDOP-member department of psychology
The Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship is sponsored by the American Psychological Foundation to assist students financially with the costs associated with conducting research and completing a thesis or dissertation. All applicants must be nominated by their institution's department of psychology, which must be a member of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP).
The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship
- Amount: $3,750
- Application Deadline: February 26
- Open to minority and/or underrepresented students
- Must be pursuing a master's degree in advertising, public relations or marketing
- Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient
- Minimum 3.2 GPA
The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship is open to graduate students who are of African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native descent. Successful applicants will submit the required application, along with a detailed resume, a letter of recommendation, official transcripts, three brief personal statements, and a headshot.
Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship
The Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship is sponsored by the American Psychological Foundation to assist students financially with the costs associated with conducting research and completing a thesis or dissertation. All applicants must be nominated by their institution's department of psychology, which must be a member of COGDOP.
There are many scholarships whose eligibility is based on your identity or demographic — whether that be your gender, ethnicity, community groups, or specific experiences.
AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships
- Amount: $20,000
- Application Deadline: November 15
- Open to female graduate students in historically underrepresented minorities
- Must be pursuing graduate studies in law, medicine, or business administration
- Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
The American Association of University Women offers a number of graduate scholarships annually, including the Selected Professions Fellowship. To be eligible for this award, women must pursue a full-time course of study in a designated degree program where the participation of women has traditionally been low.
American Association of University Women Career Development Grant
- Amount: $2,000-$20,000
- Open to female students who have already obtained a bachelor's degree
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
AAUW's Career Development Grant aims to provide monetary assistance to women pursuing a graduate degree in order to change careers or re-enter the workforce in health and medical sciences, education or physical sciences. Though neither is a requirement, priority for this award is given to women of color and those who are working towards their first master's degree.
American Indian Graduate Center Named Graduate Scholarships
- Amount: $500-$5,000
- Open to full-time graduate students
- Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized Alaska Native group or American Indian tribe
The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) manages a number of private scholarships based on criteria defined by the program's donor.
Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program
- Amount: $2,500
- Open to women who are currently serving or have served in one of the branches of the U.S. Army
- Open to children of women who are serving or have served in the U.S. Army
- Must have completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship is based on a number of factors, including demonstrated leadership, potential, academic merit and history of community service. Applicants must submit an essay, a letter of recommendation, and demonstrate financial need.
Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship Program
- Amount: $1,500
- Open to female graduate students of Chicana or Latina heritage
- Be enrolled in an accredited Northern California university
- Have lived a minimum of two years in select Northern California counties
- Minimum 2.7 GPA
The Chicana Latina Foundation awards 30-40 scholarships each year. Recipients must agree to volunteer at least 10 hours for the foundation and commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute for one weekend.
Dr. Angela Grant Memorial Scholarship
- Application Deadline: May 1
- Must be a cancer survivor or an immediate family member of someone diagnosed with cancer
Students who have personally been affected by cancer while trying to earn their graduate degree may apply for the Dr. Angela E. Grant Memorial Scholarship. The number of awards and their amounts vary from year to year. The application process includes two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.
eLearners.com Military Scholarship Essay Contest
- Open to veterans or active duty military members and their spouses
Each year, eLearners.com presents multiple scholarships to veterans, active duty service members and their spouses based on a 250-word essay in response to a prompt.
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
- Amount: Up to $12,500
- Application Deadline: December 15
- Open to international women pursuing graduate studies in the United States or Canada
Each year, the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) sponsors the International Peace Scholarship, which helps female international students fund their graduate studies in North America. Though this generous scholarship is not meant to fund an applicant's entire education, the amount given can reach $12,500 depending upon individual need.
Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship
- Application Deadline: April 30
- Open to women and minority graduate students at an accredited U.S. university
- Students must be enrolled in their second semester of graduate study
- Minimum GPA of 3.5
Open to any student pursuing a master's degree in a STEM-related subject at an accredited U.S. institution, the Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship rewards students of outstanding academic achievement.
Tillman Military Scholarship Program
- Application Deadline: February 28
- Open to veteran and active-duty military service members and their spouses
- Must be pursuing a full-time graduate degree
Each year, up to 60 veterans, active military members, and military spouses are chosen to receive a scholarship that can total up to $10,000. To apply, applicants must submit the required application and financial worksheet, a resume, a letter of recommendation, a short personal biography, and two essays on a given topic.
Frequently Asked Questions About Graduate Scholarships
Are there fully funded master's programs.
There are many fully funded graduate programs available for students to apply for. A fully funded program will not only cover tuition and fees but also living expenses. Some even provide a monthly stipend.
If you are pursuing a specialized degree, applying for a selective program, or are working on a specific research project, your chances of getting into a fully funded program are higher. Ph.D. and doctoral programs are also more likely to have fully funded opportunities.
Do companies pay for a master's degree?
A number of employers have tuition reimbursement programs to help fund your graduate degree. Typically, you'll need to have an established tenure with the company and be pursuing a degree that relates to your career. Some companies may also have specific schools or degree programs they partner with.
Can you get FAFSA money for a master's degree?
Yes, graduate students can apply for the FAFSA when pursuing a graduate degree. The process is the same as it is for undergraduates. After applying, you'll receive a list of federal loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study options.
Can I use my Pell Grant for a master's degree?
Graduate students are not eligible for Pell Grant funding. The Pell Grant is a federal grant students can earn after filling out the FAFSA. It's offered to undergraduate students based on their financial need.
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Fully funded PhD programs offer students seeking their doctor of philosophy degrees the ultimate experience. With the average cost of a PhD at nearly $100,000 , students are able to focus on their studies without worrying about paying for their degrees or living expenses. Keep reading to learn about some of the top fully funded PhD programs in a variety of majors.
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A “doctorate of philosophy” degree, better known as a PhD, is among the highest level degrees in the United States. A PhD is awarded after the successful completion of an extensive research and writing project known as a dissertation. Students can earn a PhD in a variety of fields, with most majoring in the humanities or social sciences.
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We looked for programs that have stellar reputations in their respective majors. It makes sense that the most reputable programs offer the resources that are most important to PhD students. Working with distinguished professors in their field and having access to outstanding libraries, PhD students will be immersed in the ideal learning environment.
Opportunities to learn under and network with the most well regarded academics is invaluable for students’ future careers. Finally, we looked for fully funded programs that include not only full tuition coverage, but also living stipends and health insurance. A few of the programs might require students to “give back” in the way of graduate assistantships , so keep that in mind as you read the fine print on each website.
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Boston College’s PhD in English
The PhD in English Program at Boston College prepares students for careers in academia or other English related fields. With a focus on critical thinking, writing, and research, the program explores literature through abstract, cultural, and historical contexts. Students are able to focus on various literature periods, creative writing, and literary theory.. Working closely with renowned faculty, the program offers abundant resources and support services including fellowships and publishing opportunities.
- Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
- Focus of study : Creative writing, critical theory, and literary and cultural studies
- What is included : Full tuition remission, health insurance, and a living stipend
Brown University PhD in Computer Science
Brown University offers a PhD program in Computer Science for students interested in a strong foundation in computer science theory and applications and opportunities to conduct research in collaboration with faculty and peers. Brown’s computer science department has research strengths in artificial intelligence, data science, cybersecurity, computer graphics, and theory. The program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct independent research in computer science and to prepare them for academic or industrial careers.
- Location: Providence, Rhode Island
- Focus of study : Algorithms, artificial intelligence, computer systems, databases, and more
- What is included : Full tuition, health insurance, and living stipend
Cornell University PhD in Chemical Engineering
Cornell University offers a PhD program in Chemical Engineering to provide students with a broad foundation in chemical engineering principles and their application to solving real-world problems. The program aims to train students in core courses in chemical engineering, including transport phenomena, thermodynamics, and reaction engineering, while providing them with opportunities to conduct original research. Students in the program have access to state-of-the-art research facilities, funding opportunities, and a supportive community of faculty and fellow students.
- Location: Ithaca, New York
- Focus of study : Chemical engineering principles and research topics including biotechnology, energy, materials science, and process systems engineering
- What is included: Full tuition waiver, stipend, and health insurance
Duke University PhD in Literature
Duke University’s PhD program in literature prepares students for careers in academic research and teaching. The program offers a variety of courses in literary theory, criticism, and methodology, as well as opportunities to specialize in specific genres, periods, and cultures. The program also encourages interdisciplinary work, with opportunities to collaborate with scholars in other fields across the university. Graduates of the program have gone on to careers in academia, publishing, journalism, and other areas.
- Location: Durham, North Carolina
- Focus of study : Literary theory, research methods, and a range of cultural and literary texts
- What is included : Five years of living stipend, tuition, and fees support as well as six years of health and dental insurance
Harvard University PhD Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health
The PhD program in Biological Sciences in Public Health at Harvard University is designed for students who want to pursue research in the field of public health with a focus on biological sciences. The program focuses on the intersection of biology and public health, specifically emphasizing understanding the biological mechanisms underlying disease and developing strategies to prevent and treat illness. PhD students receive a rigorous education in both biological and public health sciences, preparing them to become leaders in advancing our understanding of human health and disease.
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Focus of study : Cancer biology, environmental health, genetics, global health and infectious diseases.
- What is included : Competitive funding packages, including tuition waivers, stipends, and health insurance
Johns Hopkins University PhD in Nursing
The PhD in Nursing program at Johns Hopkins University is designed to prepare nurse scientists who will conduct research to advance nursing science and improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The program is designed to be interdisciplinary, integrating knowledge from nursing, social and behavioral sciences, and biostatistics. PhD students may work as nursing faculty members, researchers, or policymakers, contributing to advancing nursing practice and developing nursing knowledge.
- Location: Baltimore, Maryland
- Focus of study : Aging and dementia care, cardiovascular and chronic care, community and public health, health systems and outcomes, and more
- What is included: Full tuition with a stipend for the first three years of study
New York University PhD in Education
New York University offers a PhD in Education through its Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The program provides a solid foundation in education theory and research methods, including coursework, research apprenticeships, and independent research. Upon graduation, students are well-prepared to pursue careers in academia, research, policy, and leadership in educational organizations. They are also equipped with the skills and knowledge to contribute to developing and implementing policies and practices in education.
- Location: New York, New York
- Focus of study : Learning sciences, educational policy, educational technology, and curriculum development.
- What is included: Annual stipend, tuition coverage for required course work, and health insurance through the fifth year
Princeton University PhD in Mathematics
Princeton University offers a PhD program in mathematics that is designed to prepare students for careers in academia, industry, or government. The program aims to provide a rigorous and comprehensive mathematics education, emphasizing both the theoretical foundations and applications of the discipline. Students take advanced courses in various mathematical fields, such as algebra, geometry, analysis, topology, and applied mathematics. Princeton’s program in mathematics is widely regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious and rigorous programs.
- Location: Princeton, New Jersey
- Focus of study : Algebraic geometry, mathematical physics, number theory, and topology
- What is included: Full tuition and student health plan coverage
Rice University PhD in Business
Rice University offers a PhD in Business through its Jones Graduate School of Business, designed to prepare students for academic careers and research-oriented positions in industry and government. Students in the program take courses in microeconomics, econometrics, statistics, research methods, and business ethics. In addition to coursework and research, students in the program are encouraged to work as teaching or research assistants. Rice University’s PhD program provides students with a strong foundation in business theory and research methods, with opportunities to work with world-class faculty on cutting-edge research projects.
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Focus of study : Accounting, finance, management, marketing, and strategic management
- What is included : Waived tuition fees, a stipend to cover living expenses, health insurance, and may be eligible for research and travel funding to support their research projects
University of Chicago PhD in History
The PhD program in History at the University of Chicago is a demanding but rewarding experience that prepares students for a career in academia as scholars or teaching in the field of history. The program focuses on developing students’ knowledge of cultural, intellectual, economic, political, and social history under the guidance of highly qualified faculty advisors. PhD students also have the opportunity to present their research at conferences and publish articles in academic journals.
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Focus of study : Ancient, contemporary, early modern, medieval, or modern history
- What is included: Tuition, student health insurance, and a stipend for living expenses and research support
University of Michigan PhD in Engineering
The PhD in Engineering at the University of Michigan is a top-rated program that prepares students for research and academic careers in various engineering disciplines, including biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical engineering, and many more. PhD students are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct independent research, develop new technologies, and advance the engineering field. The University of Michigan has a strong reputation for research and innovation, and the PhD program in Engineering provides students with ample opportunities to collaborate with faculty and industry partners.
- Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Focus of study : Materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science.
- What is included: Tuition waiver, monthly living stipend, and health insurance
University of North Carolina PhD in Media and Communication
The PhD program in Media and Communication at the University of North Carolina provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in media and communication theories, research methods, and critical analysis. Students can tailor their studies to their research interests by choosing from a variety of electives and seminars offered by the department. Graduates of the program have gone on to work in academia, media organizations, research institutions, and other industries where communication skills and media literacy are highly valued.
- Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Focus of study : Media and politics, journalism studies, digital media, global media, media effects, and cultural studies
- What is included: Tuition and fees for three years, health insurance, a $20,000+ annual stipend, and support for research and travel
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Pursuing a PhD is a significant financial commitment , but it’s one that can be offset through various scholarship opportunities. Scholarships can provide financial relief and open doors to furthering your education. In this article, we’ll explore scholarship opportunities available specifically for online PhD students.
Many universities offer scholarships specifically for their online students. These may be merit-based, need-based, or centered around specific groups such as underrepresented minorities, women in STEM, or first-generation college students.
For example, Walden University offers the “Walden University Tuition Reduction Scholarship”, which provides a 25% tuition reduction for new students who are referred by an alumni. Capella University has a “Capella Progress Reward”, a scholarship for eligible students that can save up to $20,000 on tuition.
It’s worth investigating the scholarship opportunities offered by the institutions you’re considering. You can typically find this information on their financial aid website, or by contacting the financial aid office directly.
Professional associations often offer scholarships for students pursuing advanced degrees in their field. For example, the American Psychological Association offers multiple scholarships for psychology students, while the Association for Computing Machinery has scholarships for computer science students.
The benefits of these scholarships often extend beyond financial aid; they may also include networking opportunities, mentorship, and access to industry resources.
Many businesses and corporations offer scholarships to attract and cultivate talent in their industry. For instance, Google offers the “Google PhD Fellowship Program” for students pursuing a PhD related to technology, and Ford has the “Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs” for PhD students committed to a career in teaching and research.
Government organizations at the federal and state level also provide scholarships and grants for PhD students. For example, the National Science Foundation offers the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which provides three years of financial support for graduate study.
Furthermore, students pursuing education-related degrees might be eligible for the TEACH Grant, which provides grants for students who commit to teach in a high-need field in a low-income area.
If you’re an international student, there are scholarships specifically for you. For example, the Aga Khan Foundation provides scholarships for postgraduate studies to students from select developing countries. Many universities also offer scholarships specifically for their international students.
While pursuing an online PhD can be a significant investment, it’s important to remember the wide array of scholarship opportunities available. Start your search early, and don’t be discouraged if you don’t get the first scholarship you apply for. There are numerous opportunities out there, and every bit of financial aid can help reduce the burden of tuition costs.
By researching and applying for scholarships, you can make your dream of earning a PhD a more affordable reality.
Frequently Asked Questions about Online PhD Programs and Scholarships
The cost of an online PhD program can vary and doesn’t always mean it’s cheaper than a traditional program. Costs can be influenced by the university, the specific program, and other associated costs like technology and learning materials.
Yes, many universities, professional associations, corporations, and government bodies offer scholarships specifically for online PhD students. Additionally, there are scholarships available for specific groups, such as underrepresented minorities, women in STEM, or first-generation college students.
Start with the financial aid office of the university you’re considering. They can provide information about institutional scholarships. You should also research professional associations, industry scholarships, and government grants in your field of study.
Yes, many scholarships are available for international students. Some are offered by universities for their international students, while others are provided by external organizations.
It’s best to start your scholarship search early, even before you apply to the PhD program. Scholarship application deadlines can be as early as a year before the academic year starts, so early preparation can increase your chances of securing a scholarship.
Not all, but some online PhD programs do require students to spend a certain amount of time on campus. It’s important to consider these requirements as they can lead to additional costs.
While less common, there are full-tuition scholarships available. However, most scholarships cover a portion of tuition fees or provide a set amount of financial aid.
In many cases, yes. However, this depends on the specific guidelines of each scholarship. Some scholarships may have restrictions on receiving additional financial aid, so it’s important to read the terms and conditions carefully.
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10 great PhD scholarships in the US for international students 2022
If you’re an international student looking for PhD scholarships, consider the US. With over 4,000 universities and six different time zones across 50 states, the US is one of the most popular study destinations in the world. Three main reasons why the US continues to attract PhD students despite their geographical location (usually taking up to two days to arrive from elsewhere) and high living costs as befits a developed nation, are outlined below.
Firstly, the US is home to many world-class universities with robust global rankings – some of them are even in the top 100 world universities. Even though ranking is not an all-important reason to choose a university to do a PhD, it makes sense to study in one of the world’s best-ranked universities, and where else but to choose the US.
Secondly, the US PhD takes a longer time than PhDs in other countries. This is not necessarily a bad thing because when the US PhD takes up to five years or longer to complete, you will have more time to adjust, settle in and eventually thrive in your studies.
Finally, students doing their PhDs in the US are almost guaranteed to have a tuition fee waiver. They will get a stipend from the university for the entire duration of their studies as well, which makes for an attractive incentive.
If you have ever wanted to go to the US to do your PhD but need a scholarship, now you can, with these US PhD scholarships at top-ranked universities. Source: Justin Heiman/Getty Images North America/Getty Images via AFP
However, if you want to get this funded PhD in the US, especially in the top-ranked universities, it is always a good idea to apply as early as possible before their deadlines. If you miss the scholarship deadline, you can still apply and be accepted for the PhD.
Here is a list of US PhD scholarships and stipends that will help you achieve your dream of studying in the US.
PhD Scholarship 1: University of Idaho
As one of the top 100 for the best value in the US, the University of Idaho is a great choice to do your PhD, thanks to the low cost of living and tuition fees. The College of Graduate Studies has several knowledgeable staff who can advise you on the wide array of financial aid resources as well.
You need to have a relevant master’s degree to be able to apply for this scholarship by Apr. 1, 2022. Besides the scholarship application, you have to submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay or a two to five-minute video that describes your aspirations to conduct projects, research or other opportunities to increase intercultural understanding.
PhD Scholarship 2: University of Colorado Boulder
As one of 36 US public research institutions in the Association of American Universities – an elite group of recognised research universities – the University of Colorado Boulder has many enviable rankings such as being the first university to have a STARS Gold for sustainability. Their warm student-centred campus community ensures you will not feel out of place.
The Incoming Graduate Student Fellowship – with a Feb. 11, 2022 deadline under the Centre for Humanities and the Arts – will cover up to 18 credits of tuition per semester, student fees, health insurance as well as a first-year stipend equivalent to a 50% Graduate Part-Time Instructor appointment. You must be enroled as a doctoral student and working in the humanities or arts.
PhD Scholarship 3: Vanderbilt University
Thanks to an innovative mix of immersive learning, integrated research and collaborative culture, Vanderbilt University is ranked the country’s #14 National University, and #1 for its education, nursing and audiology graduate programmes (US World and News Report 2021). Their location in Nashville, Tennessee allows students to enjoy a world-class city experience in a small college-feel town.
Qualified PhD applicants can apply for the University Graduate Fellowship by Jan. 15, 2022 in order to be nominated by their department. They will receive a stipend of up to US$5,000 for up to three years of their PhD studies.
PhD Scholarship 4 and 5: Washington University in St. Louis
Founded in 1853 in St. Louis, Missouri, Washington University in St. Louis attracts over 15,500 students from 100 countries and all 50 US states. They are well-known for being among the world’s leaders in teaching, research, patient care and service to society.
Below are two scholarships – both with a deadline of Jan. 25, 2022 – offered to students wanting to apply to the Graduate School, Washington University in St. Louis:
Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship
Graduate students with strong academic records, and a keen interest in diversity and service can apply for this Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship where they will receive academic, professional and personal support. You need to have a US undergraduate degree and have a desire to become a college or university professor.
Fellowship winners enjoy an annual stipend of US$36,720 (2021-22 rate), full tuition coverage, an educational allowance of US$1,500 and priority housing.
Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship for Women in Graduate Study
This Fellowship – co-sponsored by the University and the Monticello College Foundation – is especially created to encourage more women to take up graduate study, and serve society afterwards.
The successful recipients will receive an annual stipend worth US$36,720 and a US$600 travel award besides full tuition remission throughout their programme.
PhD Scholarship 6: University of Minnesota Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is well recognised as one of the most famous public research universities in the US. Over 50,000 students study at this university, which spans five campuses including the main Twin Cities campus.
The Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship Programme is available for exceptional research graduate students with diverse life and educational backgrounds who are underrepresented within graduate programmes.
They need to be nominated first by the Director of Graduate Studies in their respective graduate programme; they will get a stipend worth US$25,000, academic tuition for up to 14 graduate-rate credits per semester, health insurance subsidy and dental care.
PhD Scholarship 7: University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin – ranked as the top public university in Texas (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019) – has other high rankings including being #14 Public University (US News and World Report 2019). Their global world ranking is #67 (QS World University Rankings 2022) as well.
Through this Donald D. Harrington Graduate Fellows Programme Fellowship , recruited talented students are envisioned to share their knowledge and success with future generations. A stipend of US$40,000 for 12 months, tuition and required fees, an allowance for student medical insurance, and US$2,000 for miscellaneous expenses make up this generous funding package; the deadline is Jan. 24, 2022.
The following universities and institutions have not indicated any deadlines for their graduate fellowships, but you can contact them for further information.
PhD Scholarship 8: University of Oregon
As a Tier-One National Public Research University and being the top public university in Oregon (for first-year retention and graduation rates), the University of Oregon attracts over 22,000 students. It has nine schools and colleges.
The International Cultural Service Programme is an annual tuition waiver scholarship ranging from US$9,000 to US$35,000 for up to 15 credits per term. Winners are required to do cultural service in the form of presentations about their home country to children, community organisations and the university’s students and faculty.
PhD Scholarships 9 and 10: East-West Centre
The East-West Centre , established by the US Congress in 1960, is a nonprofit organisation acting as a US-based institution for public diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific region. Located adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), the centre’s Honolulu campus spans 21 acres.
Below are two Fellowships – established since 1999 through the Y. S. Lee Family Endowed Fellowship Fund and worth US$5,000 each – available for graduate students.
Wing-tsit Chan Graduate Fellowship in Chinese Philosophy
For students interested in Chinese philosophy, they can apply for this fellowship. They need to be nominated by the UHM Philosophy Department and selected by a committee that includes representatives from the East-West Centre’s Education Programme, the department’s Graduate Committee, and a member of the UH Center for Chinese Studies Executive Committee.
Ah Kin (Buck) Yee Graduate Fellowship in Chinese Studies
The recipient should ideally have been accepted for full-time graduate study in any field of Chinese studies. You need to apply via the University of Hawaii’s Student Scholarships website.
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30 Fully Funded Ph.D. Programs
These fully funded Ph.D. programs are in fields like business, computer science, education and nursing.
Many Ph.D. programs are fully funded.
Students interested in graduate research in various fields, from public health and English to computer science and engineering, have numerous options for Ph.D. programs that offer full funding. These programs typically provide waived tuition and fees and an annual stipend. Some also offer health insurance and other benefits. Gaining admittance into these small cohorts can be highly competitive, and the programs can be time-consuming . Here are 30 fully funded Ph.D. programs at U.S. colleges and universities. Keep in mind this is not a comprehensive list – there are others out there.
- Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Chicago
Anthropology Ph.D. students at the University of Chicago can receive funding for up to eight years of study, assuming they are in good standing at the university. During that time, they will receive a full-tuition scholarship plus health insurance and a living stipend – which equated to $33,000 for the 2022-2023 school year – and can apply for external fellowships.
Ph.D. in biological sciences in public health at Harvard University (MA)
Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston offers a Ph.D. in biological sciences in public health that aims to provide students with expertise in disease prevention and treatment. This program includes tuition, a stipend and health insurance for five years as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress. International students receive the same benefits. Current research in the school's laboratories involves diseases like AIDS, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, malaria and tuberculosis.
- Ph.D. in business at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Students enrolled in the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can study a range of fields like organization studies, accounting and information technology. Those pursuing a Ph.D. will receive a full-tuition scholarship plus a monthly stipend of $4,267, capped at $51,204. They will also receive medical insurance, new laptops at the beginning of their first and fourth years of study and $4,500 over five years for conference travel expenses.
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Ph.D. in business at Rice University (TX)
At the Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business in Texas, students enjoy full financial assistance upon admission to the Ph.D. program. Aiming to prepare students to teach in fields like accounting, finance, organizational behavior and strategic management, the program provides students with a research or teaching assistantship. Students receive a tuition waiver and a $40,000 annual stipend contingent on making satisfactory academic progress and maintaining full-time student status.
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- Ph.D. in business at the University of Iowa
The University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business offers Ph.D. degrees in fields such as accounting, economics, business analytics and marketing. The college says it provides full funding to "virtually all admitted students." This includes tuition and fees, a minimum nine-month stipend of about $20,000 with annual adjustments and comprehensive health insurance covered at 90%. Some departments offer funding for research presentations at major conferences, summer fellowships and paid time off for independent research.
Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Cornell University (NY)
According to Cornell University 's website, all students admitted to the chemical engineering Ph.D. program at the New York school receive a full tuition waiver, health insurance and a stipend. This funding can come from a teaching assistantship, research assistantship or fellowship, and full stipends are granted for nine months with the likelihood of additional aid in the summer.
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Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Columbia University (NY)
Students enrolled in Columbia University 's Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at the Teachers College in New York receive fully funded tuition and a $25,000 stipend annually for three years. The stipend also carries into a student's fourth year. These doctoral fellows "may be expected to serve" as graduate teaching or research assistants. Students typically complete the mentor-matched program, which includes a full-year internship, in five to seven years.
Ph.D. in computer science at Brown University (RI)
Brown University 's Ph.D. students in computer science have access to "full financial support while completing the degree," plus the option to take classes at nearby schools without incurring additional costs, according to the school's website. In fact, doctoral students in any program at the Rhode Island university are guaranteed five years of financial support, which includes tuition remission, a stipend, health services fees and a subsidy for health insurance.
Ph.D. in computer science at Georgetown University (DC)
Georgetown University 's Ph.D. program in computer science provides scholarships and assistantships that cover full tuition at the Washington, D.C., school and include a stipend and health insurance for the first five years. Once enrolled in the program, students must complete the Apprenticeship in Teaching Program and ultimately write and defend a full research dissertation in a seminar open to the public.
Ph.D. in computer science at Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. students in the computer science or computer engineering program at Washington University in St. Louis receive full tuition support and health insurance. According to the university's website: "As a doctoral candidate, you will also receive a generous stipend to cover living expenses and a new, high-end Apple laptop computer. This support is guaranteed as you continue to make satisfactory progress towards your degree." Doctoral students may also qualify for one of three fellowships.
- Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison
Incoming Ph.D. students at the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin—Madison are guaranteed full funding for the duration of the time that they are expected on campus, according to the university's department of counseling psychology website. Doctoral students also receive a benefits package that includes health insurance. Funding may come from financial aid, fellowships, assistantships and/or traineeships.
Ph.D. in economics at Emory University (GA)
Students enrolled in the economics Ph.D. program at Emory University typically receive full funding, according to the Georgia university's website. The stipend provided to students is $36,376 per year for five years, starting in fall 2023, and the full tuition scholarship is worth $70,200 per year. Funding for admitted students also includes a $4,370 annual subsidy that covers 100% of a student's cost of health insurance. First-year students have no stipend-related work requirements.
- Ph.D. in education at New York University
New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development offers more than 30 degree programs. Many can be pursued on campus or online. Ph.D. degrees are offered in areas like developmental psychology, educational leadership and childhood education. Full-time NYU Steinhardt Ph.D. students are eligible for a funding package that includes an annual stipend – $32,000 for the 2022-2023 academic year – tuition coverage for required coursework and student health insurance for five years.
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Ph.D. in education at Stanford University (CA)
Stanford University's Graduate School of Education allows students numerous fellowship and assistantship opportunities at the California school, along with a "five-year funding guarantee that provides tuition aid, fellowship stipend, and assistantship salary, and covers the standard cost of attendance," the program website reads. At the Graduate School of Education, doctoral students can choose from a range of academic areas like curriculum studies and teacher education, and developmental and psychological sciences.
- Ph.D. in education at the University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education provides full funding to Ph.D. students as part of a fellowship and research apprenticeship package. This funding includes a living stipend, health insurance and coverage of tuition and fees for up to four years if the student maintains full-time enrollment. Some students may also qualify for additional summer funding.
- Ph.D. in engineering at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
Doctoral students in engineering at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor can choose from numerous areas of specialization under umbrella categories like aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, macromolecular science and engineering, and robotics. All engineering doctoral students are guaranteed full funding, a monthly living stipend and health insurance. The exact amount can vary, according to the program's website, and funding comes from a range of sources, including graduate student instructor positions and fellowships.
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- Ph.D. in English at Boston University
Annually, doctoral students studying English at Boston University receive a stipend plus full tuition, fees and basic health insurance. This funding is guaranteed for at least five years, with two of those years typically free from teaching requirements. Funding can sometimes be extended up to seven years, according to the university's website, but it's not guaranteed. Students may also apply for various prizes, fellowships and short-term research and travel grants.
- Ph.D. in English at the University of California—Los Angeles
Applicants to the Ph.D. in English program at the University of California—Los Angeles are automatically considered for various funding options. A six-year funding package includes "a minimum of two years of full fellowship, four years of summer stipend support and up to four years of teaching assistantships," according to the school website. Beyond tuition, fees and health insurance are also covered.
Ph.D. in international relations at American University (DC)
American University offers doctoral students in its international relations program who do not have external funding a renewable four-year Dean's Fellowship that is contingent on making satisfactory academic progress. The fellowship includes the cost of tuition, fees and a stipend that must be earned via a part-time role as a teaching or research assistant. Students also must "demonstrate competency in a modern foreign language" before graduating.
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- Ph.D. in management at Binghamton University—SUNY
All students admitted to the interdisciplinary management Ph.D. program at the Binghamton University—SUNY School of Management in New York receive a combination of a full-tuition scholarship and a teaching or research assistantship for each academic year, up to four years. This STEM-designated business doctoral degree prepares students for careers in academia and work in the public and private sectors, and has a student-faculty ratio of 1-to-1, according to the university's website.
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Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at Duke University (NC)
Doctoral students at Duke University in North Carolina studying materials science and engineering generally receive full tuition, a stipend and fee support for the first five years. Students also receive up to six years of health insurance if they are on the university's student medical insurance plan. The doctoral program aims to help students publish with a faculty adviser and develop research skills, with the opportunity to present research at professional conferences.
Ph.D. in nursing at Johns Hopkins University (MD)
The School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland provides most doctoral students with three fully funded years of study. Available financial aid includes graduate assistantships, targeted fellowships and nursing-specific funding. The university aims to "advance the theoretical foundation of nursing practice and healthcare delivery" with the degree, its website reads. "By graduation, most Hopkins nurse scholars have been awarded grants that continue their research and set them well on their way to a successful career."
- Ph.D. in nursing at the University of Virginia
All students admitted to the University of Virginia 's Ph.D. in Nursing program are eligible for four years of scholarship funding to cover tuition, insurance and fees, as well as annual stipends. To receive certain aid, students must work 10 hours per week as a graduate teaching assistant. With a heavy research focus, students can expect courses in qualitative, quantitative and historical research, and will have to submit a research proposal for peer review.
Ph.D. in nursing at Yale University (CT)
At Yale University in Connecticut, the School of Nursing offers full funding to its Ph.D. students. They receive a monthly stipend for four years in addition to paid tuition and health care. The program allows students to gain in-depth knowledge in a particular area of study. Every incoming Ph.D. student gets paired with a faculty adviser "whose area of expertise and active research most closely matches with the student’s scholarly interest," according to the school's website.
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- Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
Students admitted to the Ph.D. program to study psychology at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities are guaranteed full funding for five years as long as they maintain satisfactory performance and degree progress. This funding includes full-time tuition, a nine-month stipend and subsidized health insurance. Funding comes from some combination of teaching assistantships, traineeships, research assistantships and fellowships. Students in the program can specialize in areas like cognitive and brain sciences, industrial-organizational psychology and social psychology.
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Ph.D. within the Romance languages and literatures department at the University of Notre Dame (IN)
University of Notre Dame doctoral students who focus on French and Francophone studies, Iberian and Latin American studies or Italian studies are guaranteed five years of funding. Funding includes a full scholarship, including tuition and fees, plus a stipend and health insurance. Anyone who completes the Ph.D. degree requirements at the Indiana university within five years will automatically receive a one-year postdoctoral fellowship via the university's 5+1 Program. Fellows will have a teaching load limited to one course per semester.
Ph.D. in social work at Bryn Mawr College (PA)
Students admitted to Bryn Mawr College 's Ph.D. program in social work receive full tuition waivers and "substantial stipends" toward living expenses. The Pennsylvania college's website says: "Consistent with our model, all Ph.D. students are funded equally, and do not compete for basic financial support during coursework." The program's cohorts typically include only three or four students each year. According to the college, it awarded the first Ph.D. degree in social work in the U.S. in 1920.
Ph.D. in special education at Vanderbilt University (TN)
Funding is guaranteed for all admitted doctoral students enrolled in the special education Ph.D. program at the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. This includes full tuition, a "competitive" monthly stipend and health insurance for up to four years. Students may also be nominated for additional honor scholarships and fellowships. Areas of focus within the Ph.D. program include high-incidence disabilities and early childhood education.
Ph.D. in theatre and drama at Northwestern University (IL)
This interdisciplinary Ph.D. program at Northwestern University in Illinois combines coursework in humanities, social science and the visual arts. The program's students receive a five-year full-tuition scholarship plus an annual living stipend. Ph.D students enrolling at this program in fall 2022 will receive a living stipend of at least $36,960 during the 2023-2024 school year. Stipend amounts may change from year to year. Students can apply for subsidies to facilitate conference travel and summer language study.
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- Ph.D. in women, gender and sexuality studies at University of Maryland
At the University of Maryland 's Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Ph.D. students without a master's degree usually have five years of guaranteed funding. Those with a master's degree usually are funded four years, with awards stemming from a mix of departmental fellowships and graduate teaching assistantships. Since the program's establishment in 1999, the department has granted 36 Ph.Ds, according to UMD's website.
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Ph.D. programs that are fully funded
- Ph.D. in biological sciences in public health at Harvard University
- Ph.D. in business at Rice University
- Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Cornell University
- Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Columbia University
- Ph.D. in computer science at Brown University
- Ph.D. in computer science at Georgetown University
- Ph.D. in computer science at Washington University—St. Louis
- Ph.D. in economics at Emory University
- Ph.D. in education at Stanford University
- Ph.D. in international relations at American University
- Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at Duke University
- Ph.D. in nursing at Johns Hopkins University
- Ph.D. in nursing at Yale University
- Ph.D. within the romance languages and literatures department at the University of Notre Dame
- Ph.D. in social work at Bryn Mawr College
- Ph.D. in special education at Vanderbilt University
- Ph.D. in theatre and drama at Northwestern University
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#1 Best Affordable Online Ph.D. Programs
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
- Little Rock, AR
- Online + Campus
A public institution, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers on-campus and online Ph.D. programs in diverse disciplines. Prospective applicants can contact the university to learn about admission requirements.
The online learning format helps enrollees earn an advanced degree while working full time. After completing their programs, students can visit campus to graduate in person.
A doctorate, the highest level of education, builds expert-level knowledge. Completing a doctoral program takes 3-5 years depending on learners' enrollment status. After completing their dissertations, graduates often pursue careers in academia, research, and industry.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Fast Facts:
In-State Graduate Tuition: $5,760
Out-of-State Graduate Tuition: $13,050
Admission Rate: 56%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13-to-1
#2 Best Affordable Online Ph.D. Programs
- Columbus, OH
Franklin University, a private institution, enrolls students on its Columbus, Ohio, campus and online. The university's Ph.D. programs cover many academic and professional subjects and include several distance learning options. Prospective applicants can learn about start dates, doctoral tracks, and admission requirements by contacting the school.
A flexible online learning environment allows learners to engage with peers and instructors, meet with faculty advisors, and access support services. Online doctoral students can visit campus to walk at graduation.
Ph.D. candidates gain deep knowledge in their fields and can generally earn their degree in 3-5 years. Graduates can work in academic or research positions after completing their programs. They can also step into leadership roles in diverse industries.
Franklin University Fast Facts:
Total Online Doctoral Programs: 3
Graduate Tuition: $16,080
#3 Best Affordable Online Ph.D. Programs
- Gainesville, GA
Based in Gainesville, Georgia, Brenau University offers online doctoral programs in many academic and professional subjects. This private university's online learning format caters to busy students balancing school with other responsibilities. Distance learners can access services like academic advising, library access, and career counseling.
As the terminal degree in most fields, a doctorate confers detailed expertise and advanced professional credentials. Doctoral students usually spend 3-6 years pursuing their degrees. Ph.D. graduates can work in academic, research, business, or government careers.
Prospective applicants can contact Brenau for more information about admission requirements and start dates.
Brenau University Fast Facts:
Graduate Tuition: $13,356
Average Cost per Credit: $816
Admission Rate: 92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 11-to-1
#4 Best Affordable Online Ph.D. Programs
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
- Indianapolis, IN
A public university, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis offers several online doctorates. These terminal degrees build on students' previous education and professional expertise to help prepare graduates for advanced roles in their fields.
Earning a Ph.D. online can help learners achieve this valuable credential while working full time. Online doctoral students can visit campus to meet with faculty advisors, use campus services, or walk at graduation. Most of the school's programs feature no on-campus requirements.
Ph.D. programs often require 4-6 years of study depending on students' enrollment status. Many doctoral graduates go on to careers in academia and research or to advanced positions in diverse business sectors.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Fast Facts:
In-State Graduate Tuition: $9,090
Out-of-State Graduate Tuition: $24,864
Admission Rate: 79%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14-to-1
#5 Best Affordable Online Ph.D. Programs
- Lynchburg, VA
A private university, Liberty University educates degree-seekers through 242 in-person and online programs that incorporate a Christian worldview. Liberty's online format offers a convenient, affordable route to a Ph.D. in many disciplines.
Earning a doctorate takes a significant amount of time, but attending an online program gives degree-seekers flexibility. To earn their degrees, students must complete coursework, take exams, and conduct research for their dissertations. Support resources at Liberty include academic advising, career services, and financial aid counseling, all of which doctoral candidates can access online.
Liberty University Fast Facts:
Percentage of Students Awarded Financial Aid: 99%
Percentage of Students Receiving Loans: 55%
Average Per-Credit Price: $750
Transfer Credits Toward Degree: Yes
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Reasons to Apply to Online Ph.D. Programs
- Doctorate-holders earned median weekly earnings of $1,909, compared to just $1,334 for those with only a bachelor's degree in 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
- Online Ph.D. programs offer more flexibility than on-campus programs, making balancing your studies with other obligations easier.
- As of 2021, the unemployment rate for those with only a bachelor's degree (3.5%) was more than double the rate for those with a doctorate (1.5%).
- In an online Ph.D. program, you can conduct specialized research and become an expert in a field you're passionate about.
- Some online doctoral programs may be more affordable than in-person programs.
Why Accreditation Matters for Online Doctoral Programs
Accreditation ensures that an institution meets a certain learning standard and awards recognized credentials. Attending an accredited school also means you can apply for federal student aid .
In certain fields, individual programs may receive programmatic accreditation. Licensure for professions like nursing and law usually requires completing an accredited program.
Make sure all schools you're applying to are accredited by a recognized agency .
The average tuition and fees for graduate programs in the U.S. have risen a whopping 378% between 1989 and 2021, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
How Much Do Online Ph.D. Programs Cost?
According to NCES data, the average annual tuition and fees for graduate programs were $19,749 in 2020-2021.
Private nonprofit institutions had an annual average cost of $28,445, while public universities had a lower annual average cost of $12,394.
Other factors that can affect how much your online Ph.D. or doctorate will cost include textbooks and supplies, distance learning fees, and whether you're attending an in-state or out-of-state institution.
You can offset some of these costs by submitting the FAFSA and applying for scholarships and fellowships.
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Jobs You Can Get With an Online Doctorate
Doctorates and equivalent professional degrees can qualify you for a number of high-paying, in-demand jobs, like physician and lawyer.
Many jobs requiring a doctorate or professional degree boast high median salaries in the six figures — well above the median annual salary for all jobs. Some, like medical scientists and veterinarians, are also experiencing above-average growth over the next decade.
How to Choose an Online Doctoral Program: 4 Tips
Want to figure out which online doctoral program is right for you? Heed these four essential tips.
Understand Your Goals
Students considering online doctoral programs should understand their professional goals and know what jobs they'll qualify for after graduation.
Not all careers require a doctorate; however, a doctorate can benefit you greatly in terms of salary potential and leadership opportunities, especially in fields like healthcare and education .
Ask yourself: Do you need a Ph.D. for your chosen field? If not, how will a doctorate help you?
Research Accredited Online Programs
There are many online Ph.D. programs to choose from, but not all are created equal.
Make sure the schools you're considering for your online doctorate are accredited by a recognized agency , ideally a regional accreditor. If you're applying for a doctorate in a professional field like nursing , medicine, business , law, psychology , or education, you should also look for programmatic accreditation.
As you research online doctoral programs, consider how you wish to learn. Do you want a hybrid or 100% online format? Does the program require any in-person components? Decide what works best for your goals and schedule.
Consider Your Budget and Financial Aid Options
Before you apply to online Ph.D. programs, take time to understand your budget and the cost of each program you're considering. Some programs will cost far more or less than others. Some doctoral programs may even be fully funded, making them highly competitive.
Submitting the FAFSA can help you qualify for federal financial aid , such as grants, scholarships, and low-interest loans. You should also research institutional grants, external scholarships and fellowships , and private loans.
Reach Out to Faculty, Students, and Alumni
Consider reaching out to faculty members, current students, and recent alums of the graduate program you're interested in. This way, you can better tailor your application and have a clearer idea of what to expect during and after the program.
Frequently Asked Questions About Online Doctoral Programs
Can you do a ph.d. fully online.
Yes, you can complete some Ph.D. programs fully online. Other doctoral programs, especially those in healthcare, education, and service fields, may have in-person requirements in the form of practicums and internships.
For instance, professional fields like nursing and pharmacy may require an in-person internship or residency hours before you can earn your doctorate.
Are online doctoral programs legitimate?
Just like in-person Ph.D. programs, online doctoral programs can be legitimate — so long as they're accredited. An online program with the same accreditation as an in-person program will have completed the same vetting process and meets the same quality standards.
You can check a school's accreditation status by using the directories on the Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation websites.
Can you get a Ph.D. without a master's?
In some fields, it is possible to get a Ph.D. without earning a master's. Some programs require or prefer applicants with a master's degree , often in a related field.
Other Ph.D. programs, however, may allow you to enroll directly in the program with just a bachelor's. Usually, this means you'll earn a master's degree along the way toward earning your Ph.D.
Be sure to check the admission requirements for any Ph.D. programs you're considering.
How long does an online Ph.D. take?
The time it takes to complete an online Ph.D. varies depending on the field and program, whether you attend part or full time, and whether you opt for an accelerated program. A typical online Ph.D. program takes at least three years to complete, though it may take as many as 5-7 years.
What is the fastest Ph.D. to get online?
The shortest online Ph.D. programs take around one year to complete . These accelerated programs may follow quarter-based or trimester-based schedules. They may also require you to take classes year-round instead of just during the spring and fall semesters.
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Doctor of Philosophy in Education
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The Harvard Ph.D. in Education trains cutting-edge researchers who work across disciplines to generate knowledge and translate discoveries into transformative policy and practice.
Offered jointly by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Kenneth C. Griffin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the PhD in Education provides you with full access to the extraordinary resources of Harvard University and prepares you to assume meaningful roles as university faculty, researchers, senior-level education leaders, and policymakers.
As a Ph.D. candidate, you will collaborate with scholars across all Harvard graduate schools on original interdisciplinary research. In the process, you will help forge new fields of inquiry that will impact the way we teach and learn. The program’s required coursework will develop your knowledge of education and your expertise in a range of quantitative and qualitative methods needed to conduct high-quality research. Guided by the goal of making a transformative impact on education research, policy, and practice, you will focus on independent research in various domains, including human development, learning and teaching, policy analysis and evaluation, institutions and society, and instructional practice.
The Ph.D. in Education requires five years of full-time study to complete. You will choose your individual coursework and design your original research in close consultation with your HGSE faculty adviser and dissertation committee. The requirements listed below include the three Ph.D. concentrations: Culture, Institutions, and Society; Education Policy and Program Evaluation; and Human Development, Learning and Teaching .
We invite you to review an example course list, which is provided in two formats — one as the full list by course number and one by broad course category . These lists are subject to modification.
Ph.D. Concentrations and Examples
Summary of Ph.D. Program
Doctoral Colloquia In year one and two you are required to attend. The colloquia convenes weekly and features presentations of work-in-progress and completed work by Harvard faculty, faculty and researchers from outside Harvard, and Harvard doctoral students. Ph.D. students present once in the colloquia over the course of their career.
Research Apprenticeship The Research Apprenticeship is designed to provide ongoing training and mentoring to develop your research skills throughout the entire program.
Teaching Fellowships The Teaching Fellowship is an opportunity to enhance students' teaching skills, promote learning consolidation, and provide opportunities to collaborate with faculty on pedagogical development.
Comprehensive Exams The Written Exam (year 2, spring) tests you on both general and concentration-specific knowledge. The Oral Exam (year 3, fall/winter) tests your command of your chosen field of study and your ability to design, develop, and implement an original research project.
Dissertation Based on your original research, the dissertation process consists of three parts: the Dissertation Proposal, the writing, and an oral defense before the members of your dissertation committee.
Culture, Institutions, and Society (CIS) Concentration
In CIS, you will examine the broader cultural, institutional, organizational, and social contexts relevant to education across the lifespan. What is the value and purpose of education? How do cultural, institutional, and social factors shape educational processes and outcomes? How effective are social movements and community action in education reform? How do we measure stratification and institutional inequality? In CIS, your work will be informed by theories and methods from sociology, history, political science, organizational behavior and management, philosophy, and anthropology. You can examine contexts as diverse as classrooms, families, neighborhoods, schools, colleges and universities, religious institutions, nonprofits, government agencies, and more.
Education Policy and Program Evaluation (EPPE) Concentration
In EPPE, you will research the design, implementation, and evaluation of education policy affecting early childhood, K–12, and postsecondary education in the U.S. and internationally. You will evaluate and assess individual programs and policies related to critical issues like access to education, teacher effectiveness, school finance, testing and accountability systems, school choice, financial aid, college enrollment and persistence, and more. Your work will be informed by theories and methods from economics, political science, public policy, and sociology, history, philosophy, and statistics. This concentration shares some themes with CIS, but your work with EPPE will focus on public policy and large-scale reforms.
Human Development, Learning and Teaching (HDLT) Concentration
In HDLT, you will work to advance the role of scientific research in education policy, reform, and practice. New discoveries in the science of learning and development — the integration of biological, cognitive, and social processes; the relationships between technology and learning; or the factors that influence individual variations in learning — are transforming the practice of teaching and learning in both formal and informal settings. Whether studying behavioral, cognitive, or social-emotional development in children or the design of learning technologies to maximize understanding, you will gain a strong background in human development, the science of learning, and sociocultural factors that explain variation in learning and developmental pathways. Your research will be informed by theories and methods from psychology, cognitive science, sociology and linguistics, philosophy, the biological sciences and mathematics, and organizational behavior.
The most remarkable thing about the Ph.D. in Education is open access to faculty from all Harvard graduate and professional schools, including the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Learn about the full Ph.D. Faculty.
Jarvis R. Givens
Jarvis Givens studies the history of American education, African American history, and the relationship between race and power in schools.
Paul L. Harris
Paul Harris is interested in the early development of cognition, emotion, and imagination in children.
Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who works at the intersection of civic education, youth empowerment, racial justice, and educational ethics.
Luke W. Miratrix
Luke Miratrix is a statistician who explores how to best use modern statistical methods in applied social science contexts.
Eric Taylor studies the economics of education, with a particular interest in employer-employee interactions between schools and teachers hiring and firing decisions, job design, training, and performance evaluation.
Paola Ucelli studies socio-cultural and individual differences in the language development of multilingual and monolingual students.
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The following is a complete listing of successful Ph.D. in Education dissertations to-date. Dissertations from November 2014 onward are publicly available in the Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) , the online repository for Harvard scholarship.
- 2022 Graduate Dissertations (265 KB pdf)
- 2021 Graduate Dissertations (177 KB pdf)
- 2020 Graduate Dissertations (121 KB pdf)
- 2019 Graduate Dissertations (68.3 KB pdf)
An opt-in listing of current Ph.D. students with information about their interests, research, personal web pages, and contact information:
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The following NIH-sponsored predoctoral training grant programs are available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are admitted to the Department's PhD program.
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Provides predoctoral support to students interested in health care policy and health services research, specifically primary care policy.
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Provides pre- and post-doctoral support to scholars who are interested in person- and family-oriented health services and outcomes research that relates to aging populations.
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1. Provides pre-doctoral support to students interested in mental health and addiction policy.
2. Provides pre- and post-doctoral support to students who will become leaders in mental health services and systems research, jointly administered by the Department of Mental Health .
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Provides predoctoral support for students focusing on injury prevention.
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Endowed scholarships supporting doctoral study in injury and violence prevention. All are welcome to apply.
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In addition to the above institutional funding provided by these agencies, students may also apply for individual training support (you may not receive both awards.) The individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) may provide tuition and stipend support for up to three years for doctoral candidates planning to undertake research in certain areas. Typically, applications for NRSA awards are completed during the student's first year in the doctoral program.
Once a student begins work on a dissertation proposal, the Department strongly encourages the student to seek dissertation-support funding. Government agencies and private organizations provide funding for students once they are working on an approved thesis topic.
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“First, you get your bachelor’s degree, and you think you know everything. Then, you get your master’s degree, and you realize you don’t know anything. Then you get your doctorate, and you find out that nobody knows anything.”
While we can’t find information on who said these words, we can’t help but laugh! You, a student pursuing your doctoral degree, may even laugh at it because there’s a grain of truth to it. Your doctoral dissertation, after all, will likely be about creating new knowledge or building on old knowledge because “nobody knows anything,” in a manner of speaking.
But why are you pursuing a doctoral degree when your master’s degree will suffice for most jobs? There are even people who believe that it’s a waste of time and money for many reasons. Some people push for it because of the numerous benefits that it brings.
So which one’s a better perspective? A doctoral degree is about contributing to the existing body of knowledge through original research. It is considered an introduction to independent research in your chosen field with your doctoral dissertation as the first of many intellectual masterpieces.
Let’s first take a look at the unfavorable view because there’s also some merit to it. For one thing, there’s the cost of doctoral education that, in U.S. universities, can range from $28,000 to $40,000 per year in tuition and fees. In Ivy League universities, the cost can be higher – at Harvard University, for example, the full tuition needed for the first two years of study is $49,448, exclusive of health insurance, housing, books and supplies, and food expenses.
Yes, indeed, it isn’t cheap to get a doctoral degree in the United States, not even in one of the lesser-known universities!
In addition, there’s a sense of dissatisfaction among doctoral students. You may feel, at one point, that you’re doing slave labor, no thanks to the 10-hour workdays, and low pay during your research.
Your employment prospects may also seem uncertain, considering the competition due to the oversupply of Ph.D. holders . The number of Ph.D. holders exceeds the number of employment opportunities for them, too! Such a disconnection partly stems from the high degree of specialization required in getting a doctoral degree, not to mention that Ph.D. holders have high employment expectations.
Still, the number of doctoral degree holders in the U.S. has more than doubled between 2000 and 2018! In 2000, there were 2 million Ph.D. holders, and by 2018, there were already 4.5 million. Why do people pursue doctoral degrees despite the myriad of challenges that come with them?
- You have a clear edge in getting higher positions and, thus, higher pay. Studies have shown that a Ph.D. is a contributing factor toward earning over 20% more than people with master’s degrees. The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed instructors of Legal Professions and Studies without a doctorate earned $64,785, while those with doctorate degrees earned $91,828 per year (2011). In a PayScale comparison , Ph.D. holders earned $98,300 per year, on average.
- Your specialized knowledge and skills are highly marketable. You will likely enjoy a flexible career path, whether you choose a career in public service or the private sector. Your career will also be characterized by the highest lifetime earning potential and the lowest unemployment rate! Your Ph.D. training will also strengthen your critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills, which are highly sought after by employers.
- You will be a recognized knowledge creator, a rare skill sought after by society and employers, too. You have gained both the discipline and ability to search for, introduce, and defend new knowledge, even under the most stringent scrutiny. Your competencies will lead to a leadership position as you gain respect and prestige.
Are you still worried about the financial expenses of getting a Ph.D. in your field? We completely understand since $50,000-plus per year plus the difficulties of juggling work, studies, and family responsibilities will break a lesser person. But you can achieve your doctoral degree through scholarships and grants!
This isn’t a new concept either as millions of Ph.D. holders have also achieved such a lofty goal. Many of them have been scholars and fellows for most, if not all, of their studies – and it’s a path you can take, too, with plenty of planning and networking.
You have dozens, if not hundreds, of scholarship and fellowship opportunities in your field of study, not to mention the ones offered without restrictions as to the field of study. The trick here is in diligently looking for these opportunities, applying to as many as you are qualified for, and complying with the requirements.
You may have to apply every semester or academic year for a new scholarship or fellowship, but it’s worth the time and effort. You could be lucky and be one whose studies were financed through scholarships and grants from year one; although, luck has little to do with it because you spent time looking and qualifying for the scholarships you deserve!
Here, we present you with 50 of the Best Scholarships and Fellowships for Doctoral Students that we think are worthy of your consideration.
The Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarships
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $30,000 up to 400,000 (international coursework or research of up to 4 years) Deadline of Application: Rolling (depends on the country)
The Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarships program is open to full-time Ph.D. students involved in peace and conflict prevention or resolution, disease prevention and treatment, and water and sanitation. Applications can be made via a local Rotary Club chapter, and the chapter must sponsor non-Rotarians applying for the scholarship. The chapter creates the applicants’ initial application, and the latter then completes the online scholar profile.
The amount can be used for various costs, including passport/visa, travel expenses, tuition, and other fees, vaccinations, school supplies, room and board, and household supplies.
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Faculty Fellowship
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $5,000/month (Long-term fellowship for 4-9 months); $5,000/month (Short-term fellowship for a month only) Deadline of Application: November 1, 2023 (Long-term fellowship); January 15, 2024 (Short-term fellowship)
The American Indian Studies Faculty Fellowship is intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers who are involved in American Indian studies, specifically research in the Newberry Consortium collections. Doctoral students are welcome to apply. The monthly stipend can be used for a wide range of education-related expenses, too.
Fellows receive the NCAIS research carrel and other fellowship privileges, as well as perform responsibilities related to their research. These include research presentation, seminar participation, and consultation with other NCAIS Graduate Student Fellows.
AIA Fellowship for Study in the U.S.
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: Varies Deadline of Application: November 1, 2023
The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) offers post-doctoral research fellowships for archaeologists working at Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI) or its project collaborators. The fellowships are for either fall 2024 or spring 2025 in selected universities, including the University of Cincinnati, the Joukowsky Institute at Brown University, or the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Fellows are provided with financial support for travel expenses, a stipend for living expenses, and residency at a university housing or rental housing, as well as library privileges. The residency lasts for 2-3 months only, and during which time, the Fellows are expected to give a minimum of one lecture at their respective host university.
Applications should include a duly filled-up online application form, a curriculum vitae, and two references, among others.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $50,000 (This represents the total dollars awarded every year. The actual amount given to fellows vary depending on their program) Deadline of Application: November 1, 2023
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is for doctoral students pursuing NSF-supported STEM disciplines in accredited universities. If you wish to apply, follow the recommended application templates and formats to be considered. The application should include an essay, a recommendation letter, a personal statement, an official transcript, and a completely filled-up application form.
Note the different dates for submission to the National Science Foundation of the full proposal depending on the type of grant:
- October 16, 2023 – Life Sciences
- October 17, 2023 – Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
- October 19, 2023 – Engineering
- October 20, 2023 – Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy
AWWA Abel Wolman Scholarship
Type of Scholarship: Annual (Renewable) Amount: $30,000 for one year (If necessary, a fellow can apply and be approved for the second year of financial support) Deadline of Application: Opens September to December 2023 for the 2024 awards
Students who are pursuing advanced training and research, including doctoral studies in water supply and treatment and its related fields, can apply for the Abel Wolman Fellowship. The doctoral fellowship provides financial support for up to two years to an outstanding student. Applications can be sent to the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and more information can be seen on its site.
AWWA Larson Aquatic Research Support Scholarships
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $7,000/student Deadline of Application: Opens September to December 2023 for the 2024 awards
Made in honor of Dr. Larson, the Larson Aquatic Research Support (LARS) scholarship is available for outstanding doctoral students engaged in the fields of science and engineering. The selection committee chooses one doctoral student every year for the scholarship, with an emphasis on excellent academics and leadership potential.
Applications must include a resume, official transcripts, three recommendation letters, and GRE scores as well as a course of study. Be sure to submit your research plans, too, with your application.
YIVO – Joseph Kremen Memorial Fellowship
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $5,000 Deadline of Application: Opens in September 2023 for the 2024-2025 fellowship period
The Joseph Kremen Memorial Fellowship is available for postgraduate researchers studying Eastern European Jewish arts, theater, and music. Keep in mind that only one exemplary scholar will be chosen annually, so it’s highly competitive. The chosen fellow can spend the stipend on expenses related to his/her research in YIVO’s archives and library collections.
Every fellow is also required to deliver a public lecture regarding his/her research. The research period should be between 2 and 3 months only. Interested applicants should submit a written summary of their respective research on acceptable topics.
YIVO- Dora and Meyer Tendler Fellowship
Yet another sought after YIVO scholarship is the Dora and Mayer Tendler Endowed Fellowship, a scholarship program for individuals in doctoral and post-doctoral research. Only one exemplary fellow is chosen every year.
The research should focus on American Jewish history with the selection committee giving preferential consideration to research proposals related to the Jewish labor movement. As with all YIVO fellowships, the selected fellow should conduct 2-3 months of research in YIVO’s archives and library, as well as make a public lecture.
AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship
Type of Scholarship: Annual (Non-renewable) Amount: $25,000 Deadline of Application: November 1, 2023
The American Educational Research Association Dissertation Fellowship is open for doctoral students belonging to the minorities. These include African Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, Asians, and Pacific Islanders. Both U.S. citizens and permanent residents in the U.S. can apply for as long as they are in a doctoral program in an accredited university.
Since this is a write-up fellowship, applicants should be working full-time on their course requirements and be writing their dissertations. There are three components to the award: a $25,000 stipend that can be used for tuition and fees, books and supplies, equipment and software, living expenses and travel, and other direct research-related expenses; a research presentation at the 2025 AERA Annual Meeting; and participation in the AERA Minority Fellows Mentoring and Career Development Workshop.
National Gem Consortium Ph.D. Science Scholarship
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $16,000 living stipend plus a paid summer internship Deadline of Application: November 10, 2023
The National Gem Consortium’s PhD Science Scholarship is exclusive for students belonging to the minority in their first year of doctoral studies. Applicants should be pursuing a natural science discipline, such as earth science, chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, and computer science. The scholarship applies to an accredited GEM member university.
Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship or legal residency, as well as be able to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and get promising GRE scores.
NAEd Spencer Dissertation Fellowships
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $27,500/fellow (Up to 35 fellowships are awarded every year) Deadline of Application: October 5, 2023 at 5pm Eastern Time
The National Academy of Education (NAEd) awards its Spencer Dissertation Fellowships to exemplary doctoral students pursuing studies in the history, theory and analysis, and practice of formal education. The amount should be used in the completion of each fellow’s dissertation and should be spent within two years and under the proposed work plan.
Eligible candidates must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements and be enrolled in a graduate school in the U.S. Applicants are required to submit their respective research proposal and two reference letters, as well as demonstrate an interest in education research.
National Gem Consortium Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $16,000 living stipend for the first academic year plus a paid summer internship Deadline of Application: November 10, 2023
The National GEM Consortium in Engineering Fellowship is open to Ph.D. students belonging to the minority, and who have been accepted into a doctoral program straight from a bachelor’s degree program or who have earned a master’s in Engineering. Fellows can be enrolled in any of the participating GEM member universities.
The above-mentioned stipend applies to the first academic year of fellowship for a Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellow. After that, the fellow will enjoy continued living stipend up to the fifth year of Ph.D. studies through a combination of alternative funding sources. The fellow will also have his tuition and fees paid for by the GEM university member.
Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Grant
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $10,000 (Up to two awards are granted every year) Deadline of Application: October 15, 2023 (Winners are announced by December 15, 2023)
The Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Grant is exclusively for doctoral candidates pursuing accounting, auditing, and business programs in accredited colleges and universities. Only complete applications will be accepted with the required submissions, including the dissertation proposal, detailed cover letter, and two letters of recommendation from relevant professors.
Applicants should also demonstrate an intention to teach auditing for a minimum of two years, attend a relevant doctorate program, have either completed or within a year of completion of pre-dissertation requirements, and be in the dissertation writing stage.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Award
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $20,000 annual stipend and a maximum of five years of full tuition and fees coverage (Except when the university/college disallows fee waivers) Deadline of Application: Opens in January 2024 for the 2024 DSP Fellowship
The SREB Doctoral Award is a package consisting of two components. First, the scholar will get three years of direct support. Second, he/she will also get two years of institutional support from his/her college/university – a $20,000 annual stipend. During these five years, he/she will also enjoy full coverage of tuition and fees, with some exceptions as needed.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Dissertation Award
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $20,000 annual stipend, maximum of five years of full tuition and fees coverage (Except when the university/college disallows fee waivers) and $500 research allowance Deadline of Application: Opens in January 2024 for the 2024 DSP Fellowship
The SERB Dissertation Award is a short-term program (only one year), but it’s among the most generous programs we’ve come across. The scholar will be provided with direct financial support, as mentioned above, as well as professional development support and an invitation to the Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching & Mentoring.
Eligible applicants should have completed all their required coursework and exams, as well as either will defend or have successfully defended their respective dissertation prospectus before the academic year starts. Enrollment in a participating college/university in a participating state is a must.
(ISC)² Graduate Cybersecurity Scholarship
Type of Scholarship: Annual (Renewable but applicant must go through the process again) Amount: $1,000 – $5,000 (Up to 20 awards will be given for this cycle) Deadline of Application: Opens January 15, 2024 and closes February 29, 2024 11:59 pm EST
The (ISC)² Graduate Scholarship program is offered to individuals planning to pursue or pursuing doctoral degrees in cybersecurity or information assurance. Eligibility requirements include a minimum of 3.5 GPA or equivalent, may be enrolled in face-to-face or online classes, maybe a part-time or full-time student, and maybe attending a school in the U.S. or abroad. Non-U.S. citizens may also apply.
Submissions should include either the most recent or current unofficial transcripts, a letter of recommendation, an updated curriculum vitae, and an essay. Take note that funds will only be disbursed upon proof of enrollment and receipt of official transcripts.
ASA Minority Fellowship Program
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $20,000 stipend for a full academic year (August 1 – July 31) Deadline of Application: Opens on November 5, 2023 and ends on January 31, 2024
The American Sociological Association (ASA) established its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) to provide financial support for sociologists of color, particularly in the pursuit of advanced studies or specialization. Candidates can be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or eligible under DACA rules, and they should either be attending or have completed a full academic year in a sociology doctorate program.
Aside from the annual stipend, ASA also makes arrangements for tuition payments to the concerned departments or universities. Funds for travel to the ASA annual meetings are also available, albeit limited.
YIVO – Fellowship in East European Jewish Studies
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $20,000 stipend Deadline of Application: Opens in September 2023 for the 2024-2025 fellowship period
The combined Professor Bernard Choseed Memorial Fellowship and the Natalie and Mendel Racolin Memorial Fellowship come with many benefits. Aside from the financial stipend, its recipient has three months of free access to the YIVO Library and Archives for his/her research. He/she, on the other hand, will be required to deliver at least two public lectures on Jewish studies.
YIVO – Fellowship in Baltic Jewish Studies
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $4,000 stipend Deadline of Application: Opens in September 2023 for the 2024-2025 fellowship period
This is a combination of scholarships with a $4,000 combined stipend. The scholarship supports original doctoral research in Baltic Jewish studies for 2-3 months. The research should be conducted at the YIVO Library and Archive and the recipients are required to give a public lecture.
YIVO – Fellowship in Polish Jewish Studies
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $4,000 stipend Deadline of Application: Opens in September 2023 for the 2024-2025 fellowship period
The Fellowship in Polish Jewish Studies is also a combined scholarship with a cumulative $4,000 stipend for 2-3 months. The recipient should spend the scholarship duration on research at the YIVO Library and Archives, and the dissertation should touch on Polish-Jewish history, relations, and cultural exchanges. He/she will also be required to give a public lecture on the topic.
YIVO – Fellowship in East European Jewish Literature
The Fellowship in East European Jewish Literature is also a combined scholarship with a specific focus on Eastern European Jewish literature. The recipient can focus his/her research on the Jewish diaspora regardless of location. As with the other YIVO scholarships, it comes with a stipulation for 2-3 months of research at YIVO’s library and archives, as well as a public lecture.
YIVO – The Dina Abramowicz Emerging Scholar Fellowship
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $3,000 stipend Deadline of Application: Opens in September 2023 for the 2024-2025 fellowship period
This is a fellowship for post-doctoral research on Eastern European Jewish studies. The research should result in a notable scholarly publication on the topic, although the fellowship can also be applied to doctoral dissertation revision. The fellowship, which has the same 2- to 3-month research at the YIVO library and a public lecture, can be awarded as is or combined with other YIVO fellowships.
YIVO – The Workers Circle
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $10,000 stipend Deadline of Application: Opens in September 2023 for the 2024-2025 fellowship period
The Workers Circle/ Dr. Emanuel Patt Visiting Professorship in Eastern European Jewish Studies may also be combined with other fellowships, or it can be awarded separately. It’s also designed to provide financial support for up to three months of post-doctoral research by the visiting faculty member/recipient who, in turn, is required to give a public lecture.
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF)
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: Varies Deadline of Application: Opens October 2, 2023 and ends on February 1, 2024
NEF offers several scholarship opportunities for doctoral students in the field of nursing, many of which are the result of endowments by notable nursing practitioners who want to support the continued education of professional nurses.
- The NEF/Johnson and Johnson Health Equity Scholarship program promotes the research, advocacy and clinical practice of nursing professionals interested in underrepresented groups and addressing the health inequalities and disparities in these populations.
- The AJN/Thelma Schorr Scholarship program has a preference for nurses with nursing leadership potential.
- The Cynthia Davis Sculco Scholarship permanent program awarded scholarships to nurses studying nursing education at the doctoral level.
- The M. Elizabeth Carnegie African American Scholarship program is for black nurses in doctoral degree programs.
Intercollegiate Studies Institute Graduate Fellowships
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $5,000 to $15,000 Deadline of Application: January 19, 2024
ISI awards up to 15 graduate fellowships for doctoral students pursuing degrees in either the social sciences or humanities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with plans of full-time enrollment in the 2024-2025 academic year and intend to teach at the post-secondary level. Applicants who weren’t granted fellowships in their previous application can reapply; previous fellows are ineligible for application.
Application requirements include 1,250- to 2,500-word original essay on the topic of, “What is the relationship between liberal education and a free society?”; autobiography; academic writing sample, and two academic letters of recommendation.
Fellowship amounts can be used for tuition, books, and living expenses, among other program-related expenses at the awardee’s discretion. Fellows must attend annual weekend colloquium with their expenses paid for by ISI.
Newberry Consortium National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $5,000/month Deadline of Application: November 1, 2023
The long-term fellowship lasts between four and nine months during which time the recipient will perform scholarship activities relevant to the collections owned and maintained by The Newberry Consortium. Applicants must possess a PhD degree or its equivalent on or before the application deadline, as well as be either a U.S. citizen or a foreign national with at least three years of continuous residence in the country.
NCTM & AMTE Early Career Research Grant
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $10,000 each, maximum Deadline of Application: November 1, 2023
Granted in partnership with Eugene P. & Clara M. Smith Mathematics Education Research Fund, the Early Career Research Grant accepts applications from doctoral candidates pursuing math education degrees. The grant must be used in supporting their doctoral research project, preferably projects that bridge research and practice.
Note that early career math educators, or those who have completed either an EdD or PhD in math education or other related fields within the past five years, are eligible to apply. Doctoral students will only be considered if they have advanced to candidacy status in accredited programs.
Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Seed Research Grant
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: One $5,000 maximum Deadline of Application: October 18, 2023
The MNRS Seed Grant will support researchers engaged in quantitative and qualitative research in nursing science-related topics. Applicants must perform their research in the Midwest. Nursing researchers are eligible to apply regardless of their time from dissertation and previous funding history. Current and active membership in the MNRS is a must to be considered for eligibility.
Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Type of Scholarship: Annual (Non-renewable) Amount: $10,000 with up to 30 awardees Deadline of Application: November 15, 2023
Established in 1938, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship promotes equal access to resources for women in the fields of aerospace engineering and space sciences. Awardees are chosen based on their superior academic record and applied research in aerospace engineering and space sciences.
Applicants must be women pursuing doctoral degrees in these fields with the award amount allowed for use at any accredited college or university and for postgraduate courses and degrees. Strict eligibility requirements, such as club members and their family members as well as previous fellows being disqualified, are implemented.
Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Type of Scholarship: Annual (Non-renewable) Amount: $25,000 Deadline of Application: November 1, 2023
While the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant doesn’t have any particular preferences for research topics, methodology and location, the Wenner-Gren Foundation welcomes interdisciplinary proposals. Applicants must demonstrate their capacity and passion for the advancement of anthropological knowledge that increases the depth and breadth of our understanding of being human. The award amount should be used for doctoral research in this regard.
Applicants must be doctoral students and must designate a dissertation advisor on their application. Previous applicants may reapply via a resubmission.
MNRS Step-Up Grant
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $2,500 Deadline of Application: October 18, 2023
The MNRS will select one awardee for the Step-up Grant from funds generated through its MNRS Foundation Annual Walk-a-Thon. The award amount can be used for qualitative and quantitative research in any nursing-related topic, but there’s a preference for research into the health inequalities and discrepancies in the Midwest.
Doctoral students will only be considered for dissertation grants. Strict policies are in place for the use of the grant amount.
MNRS Founders Circle Dissertation Grant
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $2,500 Deadline of Application: October 18, 2023
The MNRS Founders Circle Dissertation Grant will be awarded to just one doctoral student but can only be used as a dissertation grant. The grant is intended for the promotion of nursing science and practice including quantitative and qualitative research among researchers in the Midwest.
Only current and active MNRS members will be considered during the application and selection process.
MNRS Joseph & Jean Buckwalter Dissertation Grant
Established in honor of the husband-and-wife duo, the Joseph & Jean Buckwalter Dissertation Grant supports researchers in the Midwest whose interests are in mental health and chronic illnesses.
MNRS/Council for Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) Dissertation Grant
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: Up to $5,000 Deadline of Application: October 18, 2023
Only one awardee will be selected for the MNRS/CANS Dissertation Grant. Applicants, who must be current and active MNRS and CANS members to be considered, will be evaluated based on their quantitative and qualitative research into the advancement of nursing science and practice.
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $10,000 Deadline of Application: Opens September to December 2023 for the 2024 awards
Stantec Inc., a well-known provider of engineering consulting services with specializations in construction management, architectural and environmental services, offers the Stantec Scholarship in partnership with the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The scholarship supports a student pursuing a PhD in water treatment science and engineering.
Note that the AWWA-Stantec Scholarship is part of the Stantec Equity and Diversity Scholarship, which promotes equity, diversity and inclusion for positive impact in the industry.
The Mellon Foundation Fellowship
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $5,000/month Deadline of Application: November 1, 2023
This is a long-term fellowship offered by The Newberry with fellows getting financial support for a period between four and nine months. Fellows must be engaged in scholarship in any field pertaining to its collection.
Richard H. Brown/William Lloyd Barber Felowships
The long-term fellowship program welcomes applicants with a PhD degree on or before the application deadline. The Richard H. Brown/William Lloyd Barber Fellows must spend between four and nine months on studying American history, particularly on topics related to The Newberry’s collection.
The Evelyn Dunbar and Ruth Dunbar Davee Fellowship
The long-term Evelyn Dunbar and Ruth Dunbar Davee Fellowship program offered by The Newberry supports scholarships in its music-related collection. Fellows will be awarded the monthly stipend for 4-9 months.
Lloyd Lewis Fellowships in American History
Past fellows of the Lloyd Lewis Fellowships in American History offered by The Newberry performed scholarly activities related to American history as it pertains to its collection. The long-term fellowship program requires commitment for 4-9 months and a PhD degree to be considered.
The Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship
Yet another long-term fellowship program offered by The Newberry, the Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship supports scholars-researchers studying the history and literature of Romance cultures and the colonial Americas from the late medieval to the early modern periods. Fellows have a PhD degree and receive a monthly stipend during the duration of the fellowship, usually 4-9 months.
The Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women
The Newberry-administered Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women supports one female fellow who must hold a PhD on or before the application deadline. The fellow receives a monthly stipend for 4-9 months and must demonstrate scholarly productivity during her in-residence tenure at the Newberry.
Rudolph Ganz Fellowship
Named in honor of American pianist, conductor, composer, and music educator Rudolph Ganz, The Newberry-administered long-term fellowship provides financial support for researchers engaged in the study of Ganz’s papers in its collection. These include Ganz’s musical compositions as well as lectures, speeches, essays and recordings.
Most of the long-term fellowships (4-9 months’ duration) are open for scholars regardless of their nationality; the notable exception is the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded program. International scholars possessing the J-1 visa are also eligible for long-term fellowships.
The Newberry Short-Term Residential Fellowships for Individual Research
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: $3,000 for one month only Deadline of Application: December 15, 2023
Eligible applicants are scholars and researchers in any field. Applicants who are in their graduate studies must have completed their academic requirements except for their dissertation (All But Dissertation or ABD) by December 15, 2023 to be considered.
The Newberry Fellows’ Fellowship
The Newberry Fellows’ Fellowship program supports researchers/scholars with a demonstrated need for scholarly activities related to the Newberry collection. The short-term program welcomes scholars from all fields of study but graduate students who submit their application must be on ABD status by application deadline.
The Newberry The John S. Aubrey Fellowship
The John S. Aubrey Fellowship is also a short-term program designed for scholars/researchers interested in studying the Newberry collection. Again, graduate student applicants must have completed academic requirements except for their dissertation.
The Newberry The Charles Montgomery Gray Fellowship
PhD candidates who have yet to finish their doctoral dissertations but have complied with academic requirements are welcome to apply for the short-term fellowship. Note that postdoctoral scholars are also eligible. While the fellowship welcomes scholars/researchers from all fields of study, the Newberry gives preference to research projects related to the Renaissance and early modern periods, as well as legal history, European history, and English history.
The Newberry The Adele Hast Fellowship in American History
The short-term Adele Hast Fellowships is particularly intended for scholars/researchers engaged in the study of American history as it relates to the Newberry collections. Both PhD students on ABD status and postdoctoral scholars are welcome to apply.
The Newberry The Arthur and Janet Holzheimer Fellowship in the History of Cartography
Postdoctoral scholars and PhD students who have yet to complete their dissertation can apply for the short-term fellowship. But their research projects must be specifically related to cartography including its history, evolution and materials.
The Newberry The Anne Jacobson Schutte Fellowship in Early Modern Studies
The short-term fellowship invites PhD students on ABD status and postdoctoral scholars to apply for the short-term fellowship. Preference is for researchers/scholars engaged in the study of the culture, society and other aspects of the early modern period (1300s-1700s). Scholars whose research projects are related to spirituality, Venice, and/or women’s studies are highly preferred.
For most, if not all, of the short-term fellowship programs administered by The Newberry, the application materials include a project abstract, project description and bibliography as well as a curriculum vitae and letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation have a 10-day grace period for recommenders (i.e., up to December 25, 2023 only). Notices to applicants will be sent by late April or early May 2024.
For the long-term fellowships, The Newberry provides a ten-day grace period for the letters of recommendation (i.e., up to November 10, 2023 only). Applicants will be sent notification notices (accepted/rejected) in either late February or early March 2024.
MNRS/Sigma Research Grant
Type of Scholarship: Annual Amount: Up to $3,500 Deadline of Application: April 1, 2024
Qualified nurses who are enrolled in doctoral programs are eligible to apply for the MNRS/Sigma Research Grant. The selected awardee must implement and complete their research projects within one year after receiving the funds and must agree to the terms in a Research Grant Agreement.
Are scholarships for Ph.D. applicants easy to obtain?
The availability of scholarships for Ph.D. applicants varies depending on the program and school. Generally, scholarships are more difficult to obtain than grants or fellowships, as there is often a limited amount of funds available and a more significant number of applicants competing for them.
However, several scholarships are available specifically for Ph.D. applicants, so it is worth researching what is available and applying for those that are a good fit.
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While Ph.D. scholarships are often more difficult to come by than undergraduate or graduate scholarship opportunities, they play a crucial role in helping doctoral students earn an advanced degree. Some schools offer stipends, pay living expenses, and promise work opportunities to Ph.D. candidates. However, the average doctoral student needs support by way of scholarships for doctoral students and grants to help pay for college.
A recent study by the National Science Foundation (NSF) reported that nearly half of all doctorate recipients are in debt when they graduate; combine this with many students' inability to work full time while they are earning their doctorate and it is understandable why Ph.D. scholarships are a necessity for graduate students.
Additionally, some students are required to earn a Ph.D. to pursue a career in their field of choice. Psychiatrists, postsecondary teachers, judges, and lawyers among others are just some examples of professions for which a doctorate or professional degree is the minimum education requirement for employment. As an incentive for doctoral students who may be missing out on generating income while studying, many doctoral scholarships are offered by organizations that support mental health professionals, STEM researchers, and other fields that require a Ph.D., in hopes of recruiting graduates with an advanced education and relevant work experience. Many Ph.D. candidates in research and academia are required to further postpone their careers by completing a temporary postdoctoral training period before they are eligible for full-time employment.
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Like all scholarships, eligibility requirements for doctoral scholarships vary according to program. Because Ph.D. scholarships attract individuals with strong academic records and years of experience in higher education, awards at this level of study generally prioritize subject, industry, heritage and employment over academic merit or financial need. The most common sources of doctoral scholarships tend to be corporations, government agencies and professional organizations. Some doctoral scholarships come with employment commitments, along with other eligibility factors including:
- Eligible for doctoral study
- Meet specific undergraduate GPA or other academic requirements
- Pursuing a field of study related to the scholarship
- Considering employment with the scholarship's provider
- Alumnus of the relevant college or university
- Legal U.S. resident status
- Agree to work for the scholarship provider for a specific period of time
The above list includes examples of common eligibility requirements and does not apply to all scholarships; some awards will have highly-specific and unique specifications not listed above. It is always a good idea to review eligibility requirements carefully before applying for and accepting any doctoral scholarship.
Ph.D. Scholarships Available Now
Acs cancer nursing scholarship.
- Amount: $15,000
- Deadline: October 15
The American Cancer Society offers this scholarship to doctoral students for two years at a time, with the option to renew the gift for two more years after the initial award period. Preferred recipients are studying to be nursing scientists in the field of cancer nursing research.
CaGIS Doctoral Scholarship Award
- Amount: $1,500
- Deadline: January 20
Courtesy of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS), this scholarship is awarded to one student each year who demonstrates skill in the use of GIS or cartography and shows promise for a career in the field. In addition to supplying research, academic, and service records of their experience in this field, applicants must be nominated by a current member of CaGIS.
Jean Hankin Nutritional Epidemiology Research Grant
- Amount: $10,000
- Deadline: April 17
Among many research Ph.D. scholarships offered through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Hankin grant is awarded to doctoral students preparing a dissertation in nutritional epidemiology. Applicants must be registered dieticians and proposed research must be completed within two years of receiving the award.
EAA Doctoral Scholarship
- Amount: Varies
- Deadline: Ongoing, year-round
The Educational Audiology Association awards at least one scholarship per year to a practicing educational audiologist pursuing a doctoral degree, and who is working to promote awareness and research initiatives in the field of audiology.
Foundation for Physical Therapy Scholarships
- Amount: $5,000-$15,000
- Deadline: Varies
The Foundation for Physical Therapy offers three scholarships for Ph.D. students specifically designed to help fund study in the field of physical therapy. The Florence P. Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship, the Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I Scholarship, and the Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) II Scholarship are awarded to first-year, coursework-phase, and post-candidacy-phase students, respectively.
Kappa Delti Pi Doctoral Scholarships
- Deadline: May 1
Kappa Delta Pi offers several Ph.D. scholarships in various amounts for candidates pursuing Ph.D.s across numerous educational disciplines, in addition to awards for students at all levels of study. Some scholarships are available only to those attending specific institutions. All applicants must be active member of Kappa Delta Pi.
KPMG Foundation Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarships
The KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation provides this award to minority doctoral students in accounting program at Penn State's Smeal College of Business. The scholarship is renewable for up to five years of study and is awarded to up to 15 students each year. Recipients receive teaching and research assistantships provided by the institution, as well as waived tuition and fees.
- Amount: $102,000
- Deadline: December 9
Already among the most competitive portable scholarship programs for doctoral students in science and engineering fields, the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship added 180 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2017. Ph.D. students pursuing one of 15 professions related to the Department of Defense, including civil engineering, biosciences, oceanography, and more, are eligible to apply. The award is renewable for three years and includes full tuition and fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 per year for medical insurance coverage.
NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship
- Amount: Up to $8,000
- Deadline: May 31
The National League for Nursing is the only membership organization in the U.S. to offer Ph.D. scholarships specifically for nurse educators. The award is aimed at not only contributing to a diverse workforce of nurse educators by helping master's and doctoral students enter the field, but also in advancing the cause within the global community.
ONS Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
- Amount: $5,000 and $7, 500
- Deadline: February 1
The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation awards numerous scholarships for doctoral students each year to registered nurses who are interested in returning to school to pursue research or clinical practice at the doctoral level in oncology nursing.
- Amount: $25,000-$38,000
- Deadline: December 1
Short for Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation, the SMART Scholarship for Service Program awards tuition to students at all levels of study, including Ph.D. students, in one of 19 STEM-related areas of study. Recipients receive a full scholarship towards tuition and fees, a health insurance allowance, and an additional stipend for personal expenses. Additionally, recipients are guaranteed job placement with the Department of Defense (DoD) upon graduation from their respective degree program.
The New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarships
- Deadline: May 9
Each year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASH) Foundation's Dreams and Possibilities Campaign awards Ph.D. scholarships of $10,000 to up to 15 doctoral candidates with promising academic records who are committed to pursuing academic careers in communication sciences fields.
University of Louisville Special Education Doctoral Scholarships
- Deadline: February 15
Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the University of Louisville offers scholarships for Ph.D. students studying special education with a focus in response to intervention (RTI) or Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). The scholarship includes full tuition, a stipend of $1,500 per month for living expenses, and travel funds for the student to attend an annual national conference for field professionals.
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Academia is evolving to make education more accessible to diverse learners. Fully funded online Ph.D. programs are rising in popularity by removing the need for conventional campus-based studies and associated debt burdens. These online options provide key benefits like financial security and flexible scheduling.
Prospective students should understand program requirements and ensure their timeline fits personal preferences. With online Ph.D. programs removing traditional barriers, obtaining a doctoral degree is more achievable than ever for motivated applicants who align their goals with program offerings. This academic transformation is helping a wider range of students to pursue the highest level of education through funded online Ph.D. pathways tailored to modern learners.
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Eligibility and requirements for fully funded online ph.d. programs.
Online Ph.D. programs have specific eligibility criteria and requirements to ensure the success of their students. Most programs require applicants to have a bachelor’s degree in their chosen field. Additionally, applicants must submit academic transcripts, GRE scores, three recommendation letters, a statement of purpose detailing their motivations and research interests, and a CV or resume. Preparing for the GRE is essential, and applicants should allocate sufficient time for exam preparation. Obtaining strong letters of recommendation is crucial, and applicants should ensure their recommenders have the necessary information. While the application process can be demanding, a thorough understanding of program instructions and early preparation is key to success.
Advantages of Fully Funded Online Ph.D. Programs
Fully funded online Ph.D. programs offer several advantages. First, they eliminate the need for relocation, allowing students to continue their daily lives without disruption. Tuition fees are often covered, reducing the financial burden. Unlike traditional programs, students can start their Ph.D. at a younger age, typically around 21-22 years old, as they don’t need to wait until completing a bachelor’s degree. This streamlines their educational journey and career path.
Disadvantages of Fully Funded Online Ph.D. Programs
However, these programs also have drawbacks. Finding the right program can be challenging due to various options and unique requirements. Completing an online Ph.D. program takes about five years, which might seem lengthy. Limited interaction with professors and peers can hinder the learning experience. Additionally, the flexibility of online programs may require exceptional self-discipline and time management skills. Networking opportunities are reduced compared to traditional programs, potentially impacting career prospects. Technical issues or poor internet connectivity can also disrupt academic progress.
Considerations for Pursuing Fully Funded Online Ph.D. Programs
Despite these pros and cons, individuals should carefully consider their degree level and goals before enrolling in a fully funded online Ph.D. program. Each option has distinct advantages and disadvantages. Earning a Ph.D. can lead to career benefits, but high tuition costs can be a deterrent. However, by selecting an affordable school and utilizing resources like assistantships and grants, students can potentially eliminate the cost of their Ph.D. education.
How to Fund Your Online Ph.D.
To fund an online Ph.D., students should avoid non-accredited degree mills, ensuring the college they choose is legitimate and accredited. Scholarships and grants are available for Ph.D. students, and FAFSA applications can help identify financial aid opportunities. Various organizations offer scholarships based on specific criteria, such as research focus. Additionally, fully funded Ph.D. programs, often offering tuition coverage, stipends, and other benefits, can be a viable option for top-performing students. These programs may include teaching or research assistantships.
Fully funded online Ph.D. programs offer unique benefits and challenges, and students should carefully assess their eligibility and goals while exploring financial resources to make an informed decision about pursuing their Ph.D. education.
Fully Funded Online PhD Programs
Brown University’s School of Engineering has a fully-funded Ph.D. program in computer science for college graduates with an undergraduate degree in computer science and those who have majored in other disciplines and hold a master’s degree in computing or related areas. To be eligible for a degree, individuals need to possess robust programming proficiency, a comprehensive comprehension of fundamental computer science concepts, and a grasp of at least one significant computer science domain.
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in any field to apply for Brown’s online degree program. However, they ought to demonstrate proficient expertise in mathematics, science, or engineering. At Brown, the Computer Science department crafted a cutting-edge curriculum that encompasses the latest approaches to the field and teaches diverse educational levels of computer science methods.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN
The University of Houston-Downtown has a full scholarship program that can be used to pay for an online doctorate. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree and at least three years of work experience before they can apply. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required as well. Students must complete 27 credit hours and pass their comprehensive exams to graduate from the program.
Devry University has a full scholarship program that can be used for online students who are Online students who aspire to earn an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree can utilize Devry University’s comprehensive scholarship program. To apply, prospective candidates need to possess a bachelor’s degree. They also need to be able to attend the occasional on-campus meetings throughout the year. The maximum scholarship is $5,000 per semester and the scholarship may be applied to books and fees.
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County has a full scholarship program that is available for online students who want to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. To apply, prospective candidates need to possess a minimum of a high school diploma. They must be able to attend meetings on campus throughout the year. The student can choose from programs in business, technology, and liberal arts that are paid for by the scholarship fund.
WILSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Wilson Community College has a full scholarship program available online through the College Foundation of North Carolina. Applicants need an associate degree or 60 transferrable credit hours. They also need to have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply. Eligibility for the scholarship is extended to community college students, enabling them to utilize it for covering a maximum of two years’ worth of education expenses at Wilson Community College or other community colleges situated in North Carolina.
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
The University of Leeds is offering up to 30 fully-funded online Ph.D. programs. Students who are accepted into the university’s international master’s or doctoral program receive the scholarship. Before applying, prospective candidates must possess an undergraduate degree and have accumulated a minimum of two years of professional experience. Recipients of the scholarship receive £5,000 annually, as well as exempted tuition fees and complimentary access to the university’s educational resources.
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND
International students seeking to obtain an online bachelor’s or master’s degree can utilize the University of the Witwatersrand’s comprehensive scholarship program. To apply, candidates need to possess a minimum of two years of professional experience. Students accepted into the university’s international master’s or doctoral program receive the scholarship.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
Students seeking a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree can earn an online full scholarship program offered by the University of Texas at Dallas. To apply, candidates need an undergraduate degree and two years of professional experience. Annually, the scholarship fully funds tuition, fees, and all other university expenses.
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
The University of Strathclyde has a full scholarship program for online students who want to earn an undergraduate or master’s degree. Applicants must have at least an undergraduate degree to apply. They must be able to attend the occasional on-campus meetings throughout the year. The scholarship can pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses.
Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia is a fully-funded online Ph.D. program for college graduates looking to become researchers in economics. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with an excellent GPA and strong GRE Quantitative scores.
Graduates from the online doctoral program will be prepared for academic careers in leading universities around the world. The curriculum is intensive and fast-paced, consisting of a blend of coursework and research. In addition to studying in their specific disciplines, students must take courses in general economics as well as econometrics.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Childhood education is a growing discipline looking to incorporate the latest research and technology into educational practices. Aspiring scholars holding either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree can pursue expertise in the field of early childhood education through New York University’s fully-funded Ph.D. program.
Strong backgrounds and proven success in elementary and secondary education, coupled with a comprehension of children’s learning and development, are prerequisites for applicants.
The NYU online child education program is designed for students who do not have extensive backgrounds in research methodologies or statistics, but it requires students to take courses on these topics. The curriculum includes core courses as well as advanced study in major sub-disciplines of early childhood education.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
The online Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy at the University of Pennsylvania is a fully-funded degree intended for college graduates who wish to become researchers or professors in education policy, administration, and planning. Applicants must have excellent GPAs throughout their academic careers and strong scores on the GRE.
Penn’s program in educational leadership and policy is a research-focused degree intended for people with strong academic records in the humanities, social sciences, or public health. Before undertaking their dissertation work, students must complete advanced courses in economics, sociocultural theory, and data analysis methods to fulfill the necessary requirements.
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List of PhD Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships for International Students
Eiffel scholarships in france for international students.
Deadline: before 10 Jan 2024 (annual) Study in: France Course starts AY 2024-2025
Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships
Deadline: 12/14 Dec 2023 (annual) Study in: London, UK Course starts October 2024
Cambridge International Scholarships
Deadline: 5 Dec 2023/4 Jan 2024 (annual) Study in: UK Course starts October 2024
Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowships
Deadline: 31 Oct 2023 (Annual) Study in: Belgium Course starts July-Dec 2024
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries
Deadline: 17 Oct 2023 (annual) Study in: UK Course starts Sept/Oct 2024
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Deadline: 5/19 Jan 2024 (annual) Study in: UK Course starts 2024
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)
Deadline: before 1 Nov 2023 (annual) Study in: Canada Course starts May/Sept 2024
Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students
Deadline: 11 Oct/5 Dec 2023/4 Jan 2024 (annual) Study in: UK Course starts October 2024
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College Scholarships for Online PhD Programs
Are you entering an online PhD program? If so, you can get some help paying for the tuition through college scholarships. As an undergrad or master’s degree student, you may have used scholarships to help fund your education, and as a PhD student, the same holds true. Here’s the information you need to know to find some great online PhD college scholarships:
Types of Scholarships
Scholarships are given to students based on merit of some sort, like a high GPA, a specific talent, or a skill related to your field of study. Many scholarships also have other requirements you need to meet to qualify and most are competitive. The most general type of scholarship usually is awarded based on an essay you write, but at the PhD level, these are less common. Instead, you might want to look for fellowships. Most fellowships come attached to responsibilities like completing certain research projects while in school or serving as a teaching assistant.
Where to Find Scholarships
The first a biggest source of college scholarships for Online PhD students is colleges themselves. Almost all schools have scholarship programs specifically for their students, so sit down with a representative for your college’s financial aid department to learn about opportunities available to you. In addition, the government is also a large source of money for PhD students, with scholarship availability depending on your program of study. Lastly, outside organizations and companies often offer money to PhD students. Again, availability depends on your program of study.
Here are just a few of the many organizations/companies that offer scholarships to online PhD students:
- Open Society Foundations
- The Institute for Middle East Studies
- The Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Marie Keating Foundation
- United Negro College Fund
- Association for Women in Science
To find even more online PhD scholarships, search according to your degree program or other factors, such as your minority status, religion, or gender – scholarships are readily available in these and other areas. New scholarship programs are being started every day, so start your search with this government resource and remember to check back regularly to see the new funds being added.
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Easiest phd and shortest doctoral programs online 2024.
Explore a range of online doctoral programs, including Ph.D. degrees, that offer accelerated paths, reduced residency requirements, and flexible online learning options.
Many degree programs fall under the title of doctorate, including Doctor of Philosophy degrees or Ph.D.
These Ph.D. degree programs are available in a variety of subjects and are intended to help students understand their specialty in the abstract and as a school of thought and theory rather than strictly as a practice.
Institutions that offer the best programs typically have exceptional funding, prestigious reputations, top-of-the-line research facilities, and abundant academic resources.
When selecting one of the shortest online doctoral programs or easiest online Ph.D. programs, you can access more info by visiting the links provided in each school description to ensure that you find the best program for you!
The easiest isn’t always the shortest nor the shortest the easiest.
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Doctorate Degree vs PhD
Ph.D. programs focus more on the theoretical and abstract aspects of their respective fields of study to understand it as a school of thought rather than just a practical application.
Usual doctorate programs tend to be more practical in their study and focus on the application of knowledge rather than understanding more abstract perspectives.
Ph.D. degrees are often offered in the same fields that have standard doctoral degrees available usually offered in fields such as engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Doctorate programs are made up of advanced coursework, research projects, or thesis work almost strictly for practical application. Such degrees will get you ready to teach at the university level or help you advance to the leading edge of your field researching, serving, and creating.
Ph.D. and Doctorate degrees can often achieve the same ends and should be considered more or less equal in weight.
1 Year Ph.D. Programs Online
Chatham offers a 1-year online DNP program for working nurses seeking advanced leadership roles. The intensive curriculum covers care delivery models, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and informational systems. The program features synchronous online classes and immersive clinicals at sites nationwide. Students collaborate virtually with renowned faculty.
Within 12 months, students complete 36 credits and 1,000 clinical hours. Graduates can sit for Family Nurse Practitioner certification. Nurses with a BSN can enter the accelerated program. Applicants need an active RN license. This online DNP empowers nurses to rapidly earn doctoral credentials while working. It prepares graduates to advance as clinical, executive, research, and teaching leaders.
Breyer State Theology University
Breyer State Theology University offers a 1-year online PhD in Grief Counseling through its Department of Ethereal Studies. This accelerated program is tailored for working professionals seeking to advance their bereavement therapy career. The curriculum covers advanced grief counseling theories and interventions for diverse populations. Students gain expertise in areas like trauma-informed care, healing rituals, afterlife philosophies, and continuing bonds.
The online format combines asynchronous learning with live classes in an intimate cohort overseen by esteemed faculty. Students complete their dissertation in just one year. Graduates earn a PhD from BSU’s pioneering metaphysical psychology department. This flexible doctoral program prepares students to progress their counseling practice or pursue academic research roles.
American International Theism University
American International Theism University (AITU) offers one-year online doctoral degrees for working professionals. Accelerated PhD tracks include Philosophy of Islamic Studies, Business Administration, Education, Finance, and Grief Counseling. Professional doctorates prepare leaders in Divinity, Sacred Music, Spiritual Psychotherapy, and more. The online programs blend video lectures, discussions, and immersive retreats. Curricula explore metaphysics, ethics, and wisdom traditions across faiths.
Within 12 months, students complete doctoral coursework, exams, and a dissertation overseen by distinguished faculty. Applicants should hold a relevant master’s degree and background in theological studies or social sciences. These intensive online doctoral programs allow students to rapidly earn advanced credentials through flexible study with global peers. Graduates pursue roles driving innovation in spiritual care, research, and leadership.
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15-18 month doctorate programs without dissertation, boston university.
Boston University offers a Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree program that can be completed in 18 months. The program consists of 10 courses, which are about 33 to 37 credits. Students may concentrate on various areas and can then choose what else they would prefer to learn to complete their credit requirements.
This is a fully online degree program that accelerates each semester’s worth of class to take only seven weeks to complete with new courses starting every September, January, and May. The program is available to doctoral students who have completed an accredited occupational therapy program. There are foundation courses, which include evidence-based practice and health care management, but no dissertation is necessary whereas a doctoral project is still required.
Frontier Nursing University
The Maryville University of St. Louis offers a Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program that is available online. The DNP program requires students to complete a total of 33 credit hours, including 18 to 20 months for completion. Many students in the online DNP program are working as nurses in the field, and this affords them a flexible program that allows many students to achieve their academic goals while active in the healthcare industry.
This course is an online program that does not require a GMAT or GRE. It may have a waiting list, but unlike other programs, it does not require clinical hours. The Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership is an online program that offers personal coaching throughout the process. It is a cohort learning method with online education, and students might need a bit more time to complete it.
Maryville University offers online doctoral degrees tailored for working professionals. Programs available fully online include Doctorates in Higher Education Leadership, Educational Leadership, Nursing Practice, Health Administration, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. The EdD programs prepare graduates for leadership and faculty roles in education. The DNP equips nurses for advanced clinical and executive practice.
Health Administration focuses on healthcare organizational development, quality, and finance. Licensed PTs and OTs can pursue clinical doctorates while working. Courses blend live online classes and self-paced learning. Programs leverage cutting-edge virtual labs and simulations. With a relevant master’s degree, students can earn an accredited doctorate from Maryville University online to advance their careers.
24 Month Doctorate Programs
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One option is to earn an online Ph.D. in Nursing, while another option is to earn their Medical Degree at the same time as their Master of Business Administration , but the Transitional Doctoral Program in Physical therapy may be earned in 24 months fully online. This part-time program provides online learning courses to help licensed physical therapists enhance their skills and gain access to higher career options. Some credits can be earned through workplace applications.
Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University offers over a dozen online doctoral degrees tailored for working professionals. GCU provides online EdD tracks in Organizational Leadership, Higher Education Leadership, and K-12 Leadership. Other doctorates cover psychology, nursing, business, and more. Programs blend asynchronous and live virtual classes focused on applying concepts. Specialized tracks allow customization.
Online students get personalized faculty support and access to robust digital resources. Within 2 years (or less), learners complete coursework, residencies, exams, and a dissertation to earn an accredited doctoral degree from GCU. With flexible and practical curricula, GCU enables busy professionals to obtain doctorates fully online and further their careers.
Liberty University offers a Doctor of Education degree program that can be completed fully online. The minimum time to earn the degree is about 30 months for completion of all 54 credits. The courses are each 8 weeks long and no dissertation is required. The Doctor of Education degree program provides a curriculum that focuses on developing innovative programs, as well as a capstone project.
University of West Georgia
The University of West Georgia offers several online doctoral degree options for working professionals seeking advanced training. UWG provides online doctorates in School Improvement, Nursing Education, Professional Counseling and Supervision, and Higher Education Administration. The EdD programs focus on data-driven leadership strategies and developing administrative expertise.
The DNP prepares nurses to improve care systems and patient outcomes. Coursework blends synchronous evening classes and self-paced learning for flexibility. Experiential projects allow application to careers. With a relevant master’s degree, students can earn an accredited doctorate fully online from UWG to advance as leaders in their field.
Shortest Ph.D. Programs Online and On-campus
Obtaining a Ph.D. can be a long-term commitment and many doctoral programs can take over five years to complete. To help busy working professionals looking to jumpstart their careers and those looking to begin their careers at a high level, this list serves as a simple reference guide, compiling information on some of the shortest doctoral programs in the country.
These online degree programs operate in full-time, part-time, fully online, or hybrid formats.
- Baylor University – online EdD in Learning and Organizational Change, 54 credits, 36 months
- Maryville University – online Doctor of Nursing Practice (Online DNP), 20 months, no GRE or no GMAT requirement
- University of Dayton – online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership for Organizations, 36 months, 60 credits
- Capella University – online Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision, 0 max transfer credits, 60 credits, CACREP accredited
- Franklin University – online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), 58 credit hours, transfer up to 24 hours of previously earned credit, 36 months + 1 year for dissertation
- Walden University – online Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology, up to 53 credits, fast-track option, earn MPhil at the same time
- Frontier Nursing University – online Doctor of Nursing Practice, MSN with DNP, 675 clinical hours for MSN plus 360 additional for DNP
- Boston University – Online Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, PP-OTD, 33-37 credits
- University of Florida – online MSN to DNP, 35 credits, five semesters
- Gwynedd Mercy University – Accelerated Executive Doctorate of Education ABD (All But Dissertation) Completion Program, online EdD , 27 credit hours, 18 months
- Duquesne University – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), 35 credit hours
- The College of St. Scholastica – Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, online tDPT, 16 credits
- Liberty Univesity – Doctor of Ministry, online DMin, 30 credit hours, 24 months
- University of Florida – Doctor of Nursing Practice, MSN to DNP, 35 credits, 5 semesters
- University of North Dakota – Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice, online DNP, 36 credit hours, 5 semesters
- Seton Hall University – Doctor of Nursing Practice, online DNP, 31+ credits for post-MSN students, 73-79 credits for post-BSN students
- Regis University – Doctor of Nursing Practice, online DNP , 28-33 credit hours, 8-week terms
- Georgia State University – Curriculum and Instruction EdD, Educational Leadership EdD, on-campus EdD, 54 credit hours
- Bowling Green State University – Technology Management, web-based Ph.D., 66 credit hours
- Hampton University – Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management, online Ph.D., 60 credit hours
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Safety Sciences, online Ph.D., 54 credit hours
- East Carolina University – Doctor of Nursing Practice, hybrid online DNP
Easiest Ph.D. Programs Online & On-Campus
To be sure, at the Ph.D. level, no program could be considered “easy,” but there are certain programs designed to be “easier” than others. Generally, education, humanities, and the social sciences are considered the easiest fields in which to pursue degrees.
With that in mind, our list of the easiest Ph.D. programs includes schools and programs that offer significantly reduced residency requirements, accelerated courses, credit transfers, and integrated dissertation colloquia.
The rankings below display schools with accreditation from at least one of the six regional accrediting agencies , and all offer at least one virtual Ph.D. degree. Accredited online Ph.D. programs are also organized according to the U.S. News and World Report and Forbes Magazine rankings.
Easiest Online Ph.D. Programs & Online Doctoral Programs
- WALDEN UNIVERSITY – 156 Online Doctoral Programs
- REGENT UNIVERSITY – 81 online doctorate degrees, 6 Ph.D. programs online
- HAMPTON UNIVERSITY – 5 online doctoral degree programs
- UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA – 8 online doctoral degree programs
- UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – 4 online doctorate programs
- COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY – 3 online Ph.D. programs, 1 online doctoral program
- UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA – 12 online Ph.D. programs, 3 online doctoral programs
- NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY – 10 online doctorate programs, 8 online Ph.D. programs
- LIBERTY UNIVERSITY – 19 online Ph.D. programs, 16 online doctorate programs
Easiest Ph.D. to Get (Traditional)
The easiest doctorate degree can vary depending on your interests, skills, and strengths. However, here is a list of doctorate degrees that are mentioned as potentially less difficult to obtain:
- Business Administration: This program focuses on business development, design, methods, tools, and professional ethics. A Ph.D. in Business Administration can be a good choice for professionals looking to advance their careers in business.
- Counseling: A doctorate in counseling allows you to specialize in areas such as human behavior, social psychology, counseling supervision, or specific therapy approaches. This degree can lead to advanced career opportunities in healthcare and social services.
- Criminal Justice: This program equips you with research skills and the ability to analyze data in the field of criminal justice. It can open doors to various career paths, including emergency management, forensic departments, and information security sectors.
- Education: A doctorate in education focuses on enhancing educational research skills and preparing for leadership roles in educational institutions. It can lead to administrative positions in universities, professional departments, or elementary and secondary schools.
- Healthcare Administration: This program prepares you for leadership roles in the business aspect of the medical industry. It covers topics such as policies, ethics, group management, hospital administration, and advanced patient care.
- Human Services: A doctorate in human services prepares you for leadership positions within organizations that help underserved populations. It focuses on policies, legislation, rights, ethics, and protocols for serving within human services organizations.
- Management: This program provides practical skills applicable to various industry settings. It covers areas such as financial management, system management, conflict management, and human resources management.
- Public Administration: A doctorate in public administration develops managerial and strategic planning skills for administrative roles in different industries. It offers coursework in ethics of management, public policy, strategic planning, performance management, employee evaluation, and economics of administration.
- Public Health: This program equips you with advanced training and research skills for the healthcare industry. It focuses on leadership and management roles in public health, emphasizing innovative thinking and communication mastery.
- Public Policy: A doctorate in public policy focuses on theory, ethics, research, and practice in public service programs. It prepares you to analyze and propose policies to improve communities and societies.
- Psychology: A doctorate in psychology combines research skills with professional practice. It can lead to careers as addictions counselors, applied researchers, professional consultants, or clinical psychologists.
- Theology: A doctorate in theology explores divine and spiritual traditions through academics, research, and religious studies. It can lead to careers as professors, social service managers, private school teachers, or directors of religious education.
Please note that the difficulty of a doctorate degree can vary depending on individual circumstances, personal strengths, and the specific requirements of each program. It’s important to thoroughly research and consider your own interests, skills, and career goals before deciding on a doctorate program.
Free Ph.D. Programs Online (Fully Funded)
According to Best-Universities.net .
- Brown University – Fully-funded Ph.D. program in computer science
- University of Houston-Downtown – Full scholarship program for online doctorate
- Devry University – Comprehensive scholarship program for online degrees
- University of Maryland-Baltimore County – Full scholarship program for online undergraduate and graduate degrees
- Wilson Community College – Full scholarship program for community college students
- University of Leeds – Up to 30 fully-funded online Ph.D. programs
- University of the Witwatersrand – Comprehensive scholarship program for online bachelor’s or master’s degrees
- The University of Texas at Dallas – Full scholarship program for online bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees
- University of Strathclyde – Full scholarship program for online undergraduate or master’s degrees
- Emory University – Fully-funded online Ph.D. program in economics
- New York University – Fully-funded Ph.D. program in childhood education
- University of Pennsylvania – Fully-funded online Ph.D. program in educational leadership and policy
If you’re not looking for an accelerated program , the list below displays some of the best traditional Ph.D. programs in the country, according to Study.com.
Best Ph.D. Programs in the U.S.
Guide to online doctorate degrees.
Fewer positions requiring this advanced level qualification and reduced competition for such job opportunities among job seekers are some of the reasons behind the few doctoral graduates.
With technological advancements in almost all areas of life, acquiring education, a significantly advanced level of education has become more accessible.
Graduate students now do not have to attend physical classes to pursue their dreams of developing and advancing their skills.
You can pursue your doctorate in the comfort of your home or even your office. There was a 20% growth in students granted doctorate degrees between the 2009/2010 and 2019/2020 academic years, according to NCES. This growth has been attributed in part to online Ph.D. programs and the streamlining of modern universities.
Online Ph.D. programs are a relatively newer idea and online schooling in general has greatly increased access, flexibility, and convenience.
Students typically complete these degrees soon after completing a Master’s degree in the same area. As such, and with bachelor’s degrees being necessary stepping stones, students can expect their journey from primary school to a Ph.D. to take about nine years, barring any accelerated tracks and failed classes.
Cost of an Online Doctoral Degree Program
When choosing any doctoral degree program, it is crucial to evaluate the costs and salary after attending. Even though online Ph.D. courses may usually be cheaper than on-campus learning, secondary schooling is rarely cheap and not every field will allow you to make back the cost in a reasonable amount of time.
Tuition, materials, technology, transportation, housing, and groceries should all be factors brought into account when deciding whether or where to attend, and in what field you can find the most success and fulfillment.
Below are the annual tuition rates of different institutions as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
- Private-For profit institutions- $18,200
- Private-Not for-profit institutions- $37,600
- Public institutions- $9,400
Choosing an Online Doctoral Degree Program
Since doctoral programs require considerable investments of money and time, it is important to consider every factor before deciding on a school or program. Take some time to consider the marketability, cost, and difficulty of each program and your own interest in the subject. To reach your career and educational goals, do your best research.
How Long Does it Take to Get a PhD
The length of a Ph.D. program can vary, but it typically takes 3 to 6 years to complete.
- A Ph.D. program typically takes 5 to 6 years in the United States.
- A Ph.D. program typically takes 3 to 4 years in the UK and many other European countries.
The actual length of a Ph.D. program can be influenced by many factors, including the nature of the research, the student’s progress, the advisor’s availability, and funding considerations.
- Some students may finish in less time, while others may take longer.
- Part-time Ph.D. programs are also available, which can take longer to complete.
Here is a table summarizing the length of Ph.D. programs in different countries:
Top 50 doctorate-granting institutions ranked by the total number of doctorate recipients, by sex: 2020
Tied institutions are listed alphabetically.
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates.
Doctorate recipients from U.S. colleges and universities: 1958–2020
(Number and percent) * = value < |0.05%|.
State or location of doctorate institution ranked by the total number of doctorate recipients, by sex: 2020
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Doctor of Philosophy
SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
Prepare for more faithful service to the church or the academy..
With a combination of academic excellence and personal mentoring in an environment of confessional scholarship, Ph.D. students at Southern Seminary are trained to advance Christian scholarship for effective kingdom ministry.
3 Reasons to Study the Doctor of Philosophy
One of the most influential components of the Ph.D. process is the mentorship and guidance that comes from a faculty supervisor. At Southern Seminary, not only will you be supervised by a member of our world-class faculty, but you will also be paired with your supervisor from day one.
Ph.D. graduates from Southern Seminary hold more teaching positions at ATS member schools than any other evangelical institution. Our graduates are presidents of seminaries, professors, and faithful church leaders around the world.
Doctoral studies are most impactful in a robust community like the one you will find at Southern Seminary. Our faculty, current students, and graduates create a community where the highest level of scholarship is cultivated both in and out of the classroom.
Southern Seminary offers one of the largest selections of Ph.D. concentrations among evangelical seminaries today.
- Biblical Counseling
- Biblical Spirituality
- Biblical Studies
- Christian Apologetics
- Christian Missions
- Christian Philosophy
- Christian Preaching
- Christian Worship
- Christian Ethics and Public Theology
- Historical and Theological Studies
- Philosophy and Theological Studies
- World Religions
- Biblical Theology
- Church History and Historical Theology
- New Testament
- Old Testament
- Systematic Theology
Modular format allows students to study without relocating to Louisville.
Students will complete modular programs with trips to campus twice each year for doctoral seminars. Each seminar session will last two weeks. Travel to campus only required during the Ph.D. coursework stage.
Training at the forefront of Christian scholarship
Total Doctor of Philosophy: 70
Frequently Asked Questions
Any concentration offered in a modular format does not require relocating to Louisville.
Winter seminars are typically held during the last week of November and the first week of December . Summer seminars are typically held during the second & third week of May each year.
Refer to the academic calendar for current year seminar dates.
If you do not have an M.Div. but you do have a M.A. or other masters-level divinity credit, you may submit a doctoral equivalency evaluation to the admissions office to find out if you qualify for SBTS PhD programs.*
- A minimum master’s level cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale is expected.
During the application process you will indicate your preferred supervisor and be asked to describe your research interest but both can be subject to change until you are accepted and enrolled in the program.
During your faculty interview and during on-boarding to the program (if accepted) you will have the opportunity to discuss and receive advising on both your supervisor and your research topic.
Your final research area(s) will be determined in close consultation with and approval by your supervisor, this generally occurs during the coursework stage of your program.
Admissions for the Ph.D. program consists of:
Initial Application Submission
- All required materials must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by the appropriate deadline (see “Admissions” tab above for more information).
Entrance Exam and Interview
- Students who are believed to have a reasonable possibility of acceptance are invited to participate in entrance exams and faculty interviews.
- Exams and interviews are held remotely via Zoom (travel to campus not required) on the first friday of each month.
- For more information on Entrance Exams, click here .
The Ph.D. program is structured for 48 months (4 years). Students who take longer than four years will be assessed an additional $2,000 fee for each semester of extension beyond the four-year limit.
During the PhD student stage (coursework stage), students will complete eight seminars, usually five seminars in their major and three seminars that may be completed in any area.
Some concentrations, such as biblical studies, historical and theological studies, and philosophy and theological studies , will require four seminars in each of two separate areas. All students will take the four general education courses, four colloquia, and four installments of Prospectus Development.
In addition, students must demonstrate proficiency in two research languages (for School of Theology concentrations) or research methodology courses (for Billy Graham School concentrations).
All students must complete 2 research languages related to their dissertation research during the coursework stage of the PhD program. There are 3 options for completing these languages:
- Complete an online, video-based research language course offered by Southern Seminary (currently, Theological French and Theological Latin are offered).
- Self-study and complete a proficiency exam administered by the Research Doctoral Studies office during the semester.
- Complete a doctoral-level language course at another institution and have the transcript sent to SBTS after completion.
To be considered for admission in our Ph.D. program we require the following for applications:
- For the PhD concentrations in Christian Apologetics, Christian Philosophy, Christian Ethics, Ethics and Public Theology, and Philosophy and Theological Studies, the 72 hours may consist of an M.A. or equivalent in the field (61 hours minimum in specific disciplines), with the addition of 12 credit hours in biblical languages
- For the PhD concentrations in Christian Worship, Biblical Counseling, Leadership, Missions, Evangelism, and World Religions, an M.A. or equivalent in the field (61 hours minimum in specific disciplines) may be acceptable.
- Students requiring additional coursework may attend Southern Seminary as a “Doctoral Leveling Student” online or on-campus.
- International transcripts will require an official evaluation from a NACES approved organziation (World Evaluation Services is preferred).
*For more information about our equivalency standards, leveling options, or to request an equivalency review based on your master’s level work, please email [email protected] .
- All applicants must receive a reference from the local church where they are a member. Family members may not complete this reference. If you are the pastor of your church, please select another church leader (associate pastor, elder, deacon, etc) to complete the church recommendation. Recommendation forms are automatically emailed to references via our online application.
- Two additional academic recommendations. We suggest that a professor or a business acquaintance who can speak to academic performance complete the 2 additional recommendations required for doctoral students.
- Transcription from the educational institution or institutions that conferred any required degrees should be submitted to the Admissions Office. Contact the registrar or academic records office of your previous institution(s). They may e-mail the transcripts (directly or via 3rd party such as Parchment) to [email protected] or mail copies to our physical address. Transcripts must come directly from schools either electronically or in sealed/unopened envelopes.
- A graduate level research paper in the same field to which the applicant is applying must be submitted along with the application. You may upload this research paper directly onto the application.
- $40 application fee – paid after application submission.
All application materials must be received by:
September 1 – Spring matriculation
March 1 – Fall matriculation
Entrance Exams and Interviews
Entrance Exams are exams designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their comprehension of the subject area in which they are applying and sometimes in related fields. Students will be notified soon after submitting all application components as to whether they are invited to participate in the entrance exam and interview.
Exams and interviews are held on the first Friday in each month and are administered remotely (travel to campus not required). Click here to learn more.
$1,000 down payment, and remaining balance due equally over 48 months.*
*Program tuition shown is for the 2023-2024 academic year. Additional fees are subject to the current fee schedule.
Southern Seminary does not offer fully-funded scholarships or grants for the PhD program. Limited financial aid may be available for students that meet certain criteria. Click here to view our financial aid page to learn more.
- Students will be able to demonstrate a thorough acquaintance with literature in area of specialization and the ability to engage critically and productively in this area.
- Students will be able to demonstrate conversance with the literature in the general field of study and fields closely related to the areas of specialization.
- Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use standard research tools and methods in the chosen field of study.
- Students will be able to plan and conduct research in the area of specialization and to communicate its results effectively.
- Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of the professor inside and outside the classroom in institutions of Christian higher education.
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PhD (Doctorate) Scholarships 2024
There are tons of fully funded doctoral degree Phd scholarships in 2024-2025 available abroad for international students each year but it is a hectic task for students to locate such opportunities. In recent years, i conducted this research on where such PhD scholarships are available globally and compiled this list of Ph.D. scholarships available for students and the entry requirements for these doctoral degree scholarships are also very easy.
Eiffel Scholarships 2024-2025 by Campus France for International Students
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Canadian University of Western Ontario Scholarship 2024 for international Students
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Ph.D Scholarships For International Students 2023-2024
If you want to take your Ph.D program abroad, below is a list of available study abroad Ph.D scholarships for international students 2023-2024. These Ph.D funding are for international students round the world.
- Fully funded
Commonwealth Split-Site PhD Scholarship in UK for Developing Countries 2024
- Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships support one year’s study at a UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in a candidate’s home country, under the joint supervision of a home country and UK supervisor. The 12-month period of study in the UK supported by the scholarship can be
- Deadline: December 5, 2023
- Posted: November 8, 2023
DAAD Research Grants – Short-Term Grants for Doctoral and Postdocs Candidates 2024
- DAAD grants for doctoral candidates and young scientists and academics wishing to carry out research and continue their education in Germany for up to 6 months The primary aim of this programme is to promote research projects within the context of doctoral programmes. The scholarships are funded
- Deadline: March 15, 2024
- Posted: November 6, 2023
Flinders University Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship PhD Scholarship 2024
- A PhD scholarship is available to work on the ARC Future Fellowship Project: Molecular movies using time-resolved momentum spectroscopies. This exciting project is in the area of physics, chemistry and/or material science within the Institute of Nanoscale Science and Technology housed within th
- Deadline: December 31, 2023
- Posted: November 3, 2023
Flinders and St Peter’s College Industry PhD Scholarship 2024
- Change lives and change the world with impactful PhD research co-funded by Flinders and St Peter’s College. Receive a $33,000 per annum scholarship tax free, for up to 3.5 years. Apply your research skills during an internship with St Peter’s College Flinders University and
- Deadline: December 1, 2023
Canadian Government Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2024
- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships was named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students. The Government of C
- Deadline: November 1, 2023
- Posted: October 30, 2023
DAAD University Of Abomey-Calavi PhD Scholarship Programme for Sub-Saharan African Students 2024
- The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a ca
- Deadline: November 23, 2023
- Posted: October 27, 2023
USask Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) for Canadian citizens, Permanent residents of Canada and Foreign citizens 2024
- The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to strengthen Canada's ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars demonst
- Posted: October 26, 2023
University of Saskatchewan Dean's Doctoral Scholarship for International Students Winter term 2023-2024
- University of Saskatchewan Dean's Doctoral Scholarship for International Students awards are open to both domestic and international students who have outstanding academic records, show research promise and are entering or continuing their doctoral studies at USask. Domestic stude
- Deadline: Not Specified
Flinders University PhD Scholarship -- Machine Learning -- Object Detection in 3D X-ray Images 2023
- A full-time PhD scholarship is available in the area of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning in Computer Vision for students pursuing a PhD study. The project will develop machine learning and deep learning approaches in processing, segmenting, identifying, and analyzing 2D and 3D x-ray images
- Deadline: November 15, 2023
- Posted: October 20, 2023
Bank of Canada Governor's Award 2023
- The Governor’s Award provides financial support to academics who are recognized for their expertise and research in areas important to the Bank's core functions.
- Deadline: November 30, 2023
- Posted: October 19, 2023
University of Warwick's Chancellors International Scholarships 2023
- Warwick’s Chancellors International Scholarships are awarded to our best international postgraduate researchers, who make invaluable contributions to our vibrant global community of world leading researchers
- Deadline: December 14, 2023
Flinders University 2023 Suicide Prevention Research Fund PhD Scholarship
- The PhD Scholarship provides funding for successful applicants to attain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The PhD Scholarship is a funding agreement between Suicide Prevention Australia and the applicant’s Administering Institution (a University in Australia). The PhD Scholarship aims to su
- Deadline: November 7, 2023
- Posted: October 18, 2023
IIASA 2024 Young Scientists Summer Program
- IIASA offers a summer program for PhD students to undertake a scientific project on a topic related to the IIASA research agenda.
- Deadline: January 12, 2024
- Posted: October 16, 2023
New York University 2024 Clinical Assistant Professor African Cultures
- Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position to begin September 1, 2024, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The Liberal Studies Core is a dynamic liberal arts curriculum that provides a global and interdisciplinary foundation
University of Queensland 2024 Dr Paul Stuart McCarthy Memorial Prize, Australia
- Dr Paul Stuart McCarthy Memorial Prize 2023 is offered for degree in the field of Open to current Domestic and International UQ students who Study area is Health and medicine only. Established in 2008 and maintained by the income from a donation of $25,000 by Mrs Haila McCarthy on
- Deadline: October 22, 2022
- Posted: October 12, 2023
RMIT University 2024 Fully-funded RMIT Latin American PhD Scholarships, Australia
- RMIT is offering 3 international PhD scholarships for citizens of Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, for commencement in 2024. RMIT Latin American PhD Scholarships 2024 is offered for PhD degree in the field of All subjects offered by the university.
- Deadline: October 31, 2023
Mohamed Bin Zayed University Of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) 2024 Masters & PhD Scholarships (UAE)
- At Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), we offer an array of graduate programs designed for the pursuit of advanced specialized knowledge and skills in artificial intelligence. Our dedicated faculty and staff provide encouragement and guidance to enable you to make the r
- Deadline: March 31, 2024
- Posted: October 11, 2023
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- Deadline: November 3, 2023
- Posted: October 10, 2023
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USM Master of Public Health Online Program Earns National Ranking
Tue, 10/31/2023 - 07:36am | By: Van Arnold
The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Master of Public Health online program has been rated among the nation’s best in rankings released by education resource guide Edumed.org. USM is the only Mississippi college or university ranked among the top-50 in the Best Online MPH Programs for 2024.
“This type of recognition goes to the heart of public health at USM,” said Dr. Vickie Reed, Assistant Director, Public Health and MPH Graduate Coordinator. “We have great students and faculty, and this recognition honors their academic, research, and service contributions to our public health discipline and profession.”
USM’s Master of Public Health Program provides students with academic skills, practical experience and multidisciplinary study that will enable them to meet 21st century public health challenges. Public Health is a science protecting and improving the health of communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, and detecting, preventing and responding to both chronic and infectious diseases.
Public health practitioners promote healthcare equity, quality and accessibility while working to decrease health disparities. USM’s Master of Public Health degree is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH is the national accrediting body for programs in Public Health.
There are currently 111 students enrolled in USM’s MPH Program, with 65 enrolled in the online program. The online program consists of two emphasis areas – Health Policy & Administration and Health Promotion Health Behavior. Ninety-six students graduated from the MPH program during the 2022-23 academic year.
Reed takes particular pride in USM’s program being the only Mississippi college or university included in the rankings.
“Yes, this is great news for the oldest accredited public health program in Mississippi,” said Reed. “Not only is the MPH Program accredited, as most CEPH-accredited program are, but our undergraduate program is also CEPH-accredited.”
To see the complete rankings, visit: Best Online MPH Programs for 2024
To learn more about USM’s MPH Program , call 601.266.5957.
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Nowakowski reached the program’s offices on the eighth floor of Camp Randall Stadium and sat down in Letton’s office. The coach slid a folder to him across the table. Were his services no longer needed? Not quite.
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It took the 6-foot-1, 243-pound tight end three years to reach scholarship status. It took him only a handful of games this season to make good on the Badgers’ investment.
He is listed as a co-starter at the position with senior Hayden Rucci and freshman Tucker Ashcraft . Since returning from a broken left foot that caused him to miss the first four games, Nowakowski’s presence on the field has become increasingly pronounced.
Last month he caught a two-point conversion in the team’s comeback victory at Illinois .
Saturday he caught two passes for 31 yards in a 20-14 loss at Indiana . The 31-yard performance included a 23-yard gain that caught the attention of Badgers coach Luke Fickell.
“He was a guy who got the ball in his hands and looked physical and broke a tackle or two and turned an 8- or 10-yard play into a 20-25 -yard play,” Fickell said. “That’s what we’re trying to find. That is what we’re looking for regardless if it’s the tight end position, wide receiver position or tailback position.”
Riley Nowakowski has filled a variety of roles at UW
Nowakowski’s story at Wisconsin has been one of adjustments.
His play as an outside linebacker at Marquette earned him a preferred walk-on offer. He played that position for the Badgers as a freshman but switched to fullback midway through Year 2 to provide depth. Nowakowski played some tight end during the following spring and then moved back to fullback last season.
The Air Raid offense doesn’t use a fullback, so Nowakowski was moved back to tight end this past spring.
Under Paul Chryst there were common threads to playing the tight end and fullback positions. Playing tight end in Phil Longo’s offense has required a lot of adjusting.
Nowakowski plays mostly out of a two-point stance rather than a three-point. He is also asked to run more pass routes.
Adjusting to a new blocking style has been the toughest challenge.
“It’s a decent amount of different. It’s a lot more use your hands on blocks,” Nowakowski said. “Fullbacks always lead so you bury your shoulder and try to knock a dude out. But now it’s trying to use my hands more, get positional leverage.”
Having the ball in his hands has come natural to Nowakowski, who also played running back in high school. He did, however, work on his route running and pass catching with receiver C.J. Williams during the offseason.
Nowakowski’s ability to run aggressively was on display early in the second half last week. The Badgers faced third-and-6 at the Indiana 41 on the first possession of the second half. Braedyn Locke hit Nowakowski in the flat. He broke a tackle at the 35 and wasn’t brought down until he reached the 18.
The play was Wisconsin’s second-longest of the day.
“He’s seen a lot of action. He’s going to see a lot more,” Fickell said. “But I think what we’ve got to do is get him the ball a few more times because that is where he has shown up to do a better job than maybe some others.”
Nowakowski’s Badger roots run deep
Up until this year most of Nowakowski’s work has come in special teams. This year he could be part of the answer for an offense that ranks sixth in Big Ten play in yards (341.7) and seventh in scoring (19.5) heading into Saturday's game against Northwestern at Camp Randall Stadium (2:30 p.m.).
His emergence probably has been a thrill for his parents, a couple of Wisconsin grads who raised Nowakowski in a childhood filled with watching the Badgers.
They supported his dream of playing for the Badgers during his first three years and they were the first people he called after he was elevated to scholarship status.
“They come to all my games, so every time I want to go out there and make them proud, do everything I can to give back to them and make it special for them,” he said. “Seeing all their hard work pay off. It’s my hard work, but it’s also theirs. … I hope that’s a cool time for them.”
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