From PhDs to Professional Doctorates
Antioch University offers a range of doctoral degrees designed to serve inspired graduate students who want to make a difference across the country and globe.
As you consider your own interests in an advanced degree, here are some things to think about:
What’s the Difference?
A PhD is designed to prepare graduates for research and teaching roles. Graduates of our PhD programs have demonstrated the ability to use research skills to create original knowledge that contributes to research, theory, and practice in a field.
A Professional Doctorate is a professional degree designed for practitioners pursuing educational leadership roles. A graduate from Antioch’s professional doctorate programs demonstrates the ability to synthesize and apply knowledge to a field.
We encourage prospective students to consider a program’s emphasis on research, practice, or both.