2020 Best Online Colleges for Doctoral Programs

By OnlineU Staff | Updated March 9, 2020

Online doctoral degrees are offered by 303 accredited schools in a variety of subjects ranging from computer science to educational leadership. Browse our list of 2,410 online doctoral degree programs, categorized by academic discipline, or learn more about the best online colleges that offer doctoral programs.

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Offering multiple online programs and high research expenditures, these 24 universities represent the best options for obtaining online doctoral programs. Roughly half of the schools devote at least $100 million to research per year. Johns Hopkins University has the highest research expenditures, totaling over $1 billion. The online doctoral programs offered at these schools are diverse, ranging from a Doctor of Education to a Doctor of Public Health. Other available online programs include a Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).

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