Doctorate Degree

Berkshire University offers accredited Doctorate Program in a wide range of disciplines or areas of study. Below we have mentioned the admission requirements & fee structure for this program. You will also find the list of majors that we offer under our doctorate/PhD program. If your desired major is not listed, you can make a request for that by

clicking here.

Doctoral Degrees

A doctorate is the highest level of academic degree awarded by universities, and can take anywhere from three to eight years (or more) to complete. Some doctoral programs require students to already have a master’s before enrolling, while others can be started directly after completion of undergraduate study.

There are many different types of doctoral degrees, but the most common is the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Depending on the specific degree awarded, earning a doctorate can qualify graduates to teach at the university level, or work in a position that requires extensive training and education. Psychologists and medical doctors are two examples of professionals who must hold doctoral degrees in order to become licensed to practice in their field.

Admission Requirement

The students seeking admission in Doctorate program are required to fulfill any one of the following minimum requirements:

– A Doctorate s degree or equivalent

– Your previous work experience, coursework, elective classes, previous credits will be recognized as course credits, after being evaluated by our evaluation committee. If you have had professional training or have served in the military, you may be able to convert previous experience into academic credits

Course Credits and Duration

The program may take 2 to 4 years complete, depending upon the schedule selected by the student.

Majors Offered

In addition to the majors listed below, other majors are also provided. If your desired major is not listed below, you can make a request for that by clicking here.

– Business & Management
– Education & Human Development
– Criminal Justice
– Science
– Psychology
– Engineering
– Performing Arts
– Law and Legal Studies
– Nursing
– Occupational Safety & Fire Science
– Applied Arts
– Health Sciences

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Types of Doctoral Degrees

Here are a few of the most popular doctorates that are available online:

Psychology (Ph.D.; PsyD): The Ph.D. in psychology is sometimes considered a research and teaching degree while the Doctor of Psychology is considered a counseling degree, but there are no hard and fast rules as to which is which. Sub-specialties include clinical psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology or organizational psychology.

Education (Ph.D.; EdD): As a general rule, the Ph.D. in Education prepares graduates for academic teaching or administrative careers whereas the Ed.D. prepares primary and secondary school administrators or teachers in academic departments of education.

Engineering (Ph.D.; DCS): Ph.D.s in many branches of engineering can be pursued through distance learning. Popular areas of study include computer science (sometimes called a Doctor of Computer Science or DCS), electrical engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering. Some programs award a Doctor of Engineering degree (D.Eng).

Public Health (Ph.D.; DPH): Doctoral degrees in public health prepare graduates for administrative or research careers in community health or related social health fields, including epidemiology. The Doctor of Public Health degree (DPH) usually emphasizes public health policy studies.

Business (Ph.D.; DBA): The Ph.D. in business or the Doctor of Business Administration degree prepares graduates for research and teaching positions in business.

Tuition Fee

Below is the tuition fee structure for our doctorate degree program:

Type of Fee Amount Type of Fee Amount
Application Fee(one-off/non refundable payment) $200 Fees for publishing the thesis $500
Course fee $199 x 65 (total courses)= $12,935 Print, approve and certify from the notary public $500
Late Payment Fee $30 Shipping Cost $500
Graduation Audit Fee $55 waived Curriculum Vitae ( CV )  $300
Embassy Legalization Fee Applied Status Certificate $50
Secretary of State Legalization  $700 Certified Copy $150 – $300
US Department of State $1000 Student ID 50
Notary Public $500 Financial Aid Fee $100
Technology Fee-Internet use,etc.(per semester) $175 E&G Facilities Construction and Renovation $190
Classroom Renewal Fee $100 Academic Credentialing Fee $50
Arts Fee $70 Visa Processing Fee (for international students only – non refundable) $250
Medical insurance fee for 5 weeks (for international students who receive an I-20 and live on campus) $50 Graduation Application fee $180

This is the total course fee. There are no additional or hidden charges.

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