I'm looking for a non-clinical PhD that allows dissertation defense from a distance. Ideally without requiring other residencies. If that's not possible, I may do a PsyD instead, or I may do in-person defense, but I see that as a major inconvenience because of life circumstances. Residencies within the first year (especially) or two years are less of an inconvenience for me, but that isn't usually how they work! I want the PhD for personal growth and so I can publish. I know that publishing is possible with a Masters, but I am not going that route. I don't plan on a traditional academic career, but would do PT online adjuncting. No: 1. Walden and ASU (Behavioral Science) have too much residencies/practicum. 2. Chicago School of Professional Psych seems extremely expensive (nearly $1500 a credit). 3. U of the Rockies, WISR, Institute of Transpersonal Psych appear to be gone. 4. Ryokan, CalCoast, Cal Southern are not regionally accredited. 5. U of Phoenix seems to no longer have a PhD in Psych. Backup Options: 1. Touro and Ashford which only have PsyD, but I'm not sure about residencies. 2. Fielding only has one non-clinical PhD in Media Psychology and I'd rather not have this focus. They are a little pricier. I'm not sure about residencies. However, Fielding looks best on the resume since they have an APA accredited program? I would be much more interested if they had general Psych or some others. 3. NCU requires oral defense. I have not verified that it's required in-person or checked about other residencies. NCU seems to cost over $70K now and their rep is below average, so this is a backup option only. Needs Info: 1. Grand Canyon U has two residencies. However they are about writing the dissertation. I have not checked if they also require a visit for dissertation defense. 2. Capella. I don't know what is required yet. I don't like their rep and some reviews I read, but I have to keep them on the list. 3. ULM PhD in MFT. Not in psychology. Not my preferred degree, but I like it a little more than a PsyD and it's also cheap. I don't know what residencies are required. Not worried about most entrance requirements, but slightly prefer schools with quicker entrance. ULM seems to have one only start per year. 4. Foreign schools? I have only checked US schools thus far. Perhaps I missed some. For international, I'd like to only consider schools in Canada, Australia, and certain parts of Europe. 5. Possibly PhDs in cognitive science, behavioral health, behavioral science, etc? These generally seem to be hybrid and not online. The science programs may be too heavy on the science for me as well. Health science would not be too heavy. I'm not looking for cheap, but would rather not pay one of the priciest schools unless it's really worth it. I haven't paid a lot attention to price and number of transfer credits. Do most programs accept credits from a second Masters that was completed and/or credits from an incomplete second?