Many universities and colleges are offering their doctoral programs via online or distance learning. Some of the most popular online programs include:

Nova Southeastern University
- The Department of Occupational Therapy offers the practice doctorate, the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree by Distance Learning.
- Students take two courses (6 credits) per semester.
- The Occupational Therapy Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

Capella University
- It offers a range of doctoral degree programs by distance learning, such as the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programs; Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Programs; EdD Programs; Doctor of Public Administration (DPA).
- The Clinical Psychology PsyD specialization is designed to prepare learners for state licensure eligibility as a clinical psychologist.
- Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
- It was selected as a Military Friendly School for 2010 (G.I. Jobs Magazine).

Edinburgh Business School (UK)
- EBS is a part of Heriot-Watt University, the eighth oldest higher education institution in the UK.
- It offers the distance-learning Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) degree which can be studied wherever you are in the world.
- Students are drawn from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

University of Bolton (UK)
- Bolton Business School offers the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in part-time mode; the course is taught by distance learning with visits to the University of Bolton.
- Applicants should hold a MBA, or Masters level qualification.
- It has been named the Fastest Growing New University in the UK by Guardian.

Southern Cross University (Australia)
- The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) can be studied by distance education (Australian Residents Studying within Australia).
- Candidates are assessed in each postgraduate unit on the basis of written and oral assignments.
- Applicants must hold an Undergraduate Degree with Honors at 2nd Class Div 1 or above, or hold a Masters Degree or equivalent.

* Suggested Reading:

Doctoral Program Rankings

Distance Learning PhD in UK

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
Enter your email address for University Ranking Information: