Doctoral-Level Certificates

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by sanantone, May 30, 2024.

  1. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I'm creating a thread on doctoral-level certificates since these are harder to find. For teaching purposes, I'm not sure if these will have more value than graduate certificates.

    Feel free to post any doctoral-level certificates you come across. They can either be post-master's or post-doctorate, but the credits must be at the doctoral level.

    Wayland Baptist University

    Liberty University

    Walden University

    Regent University

    South College
  2. Xspect

    Xspect Member non grata

  3. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    South College's 9-credit courses are...different. A Degree Forum member reported finishing nine doctoral courses in one term. It would be interesting to know whether they'll allow students to complete multiple programs in one term on just one $6,000 payment.

    I guess I should add the warning that there's a rumor that SACSCOC will be reviewing South College's accreditation early because of the CBE programs. My guess is that they don't think the 9-credit courses meet their standards.
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  4. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    California Southern University's current graduate certificates each consist of a mix of 6000- and 7000-level courses, all coded PSY.

    National University offers numerous Post-Master's Certificates using doctoral-level courses in subfields of business, public service, psychology, and marriage and family therapy, most or all inherited from Northcentral University.[degree-type]=certificate
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  5. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    Liberty University seems to offer a significant number of certificate programs and is less costly for tuition (especially if you are military/veteran @ 300 per course).
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  6. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    Any accredited $100 per credit hour graduate certificate/diploma programs?
  7. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    Should read $300 per credit.
  8. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    There are some online UK Level 8 Certificates (ILM, CMI and the like); do these count, too?
  9. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    How would a person utilize such PD certificate?
    Will it allow one to expand their Doctoral discipline in the new directions?
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  10. Xspect

    Xspect Member non grata

    my question is, are the certificates worth $6000 when you can get a graduate certificate from Ivy, near Ivy, or ranked university for a few thousand more ?
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Consider that there are social circles in which a credential from Liberty University would take you further than one from any of the schools you're mentioning.
  12. Xspect

    Xspect Member non grata

    Sorry, I was mainly referring to South College. I live in a very profoundly red southern state. Liberty University and conservative values win the day here.
  13. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    It's plausible that a doctoral level certificate, or the coursework within the certificate, might improve someone's chances of teaching at the graduate level in the field of that certificate if their doctorate is out-of-field. It's plausible that it could have some advantage over a graduate certificate built on master's-level courses.
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  14. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    How do other countries deal with gaining additional qualifications to teach college courses in a different subject?
  15. Vicki

    Vicki Well-Known Member

    Would be nice if they extended that to veteran spouse/children. ;)
  16. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

  17. PositiveSoul

    PositiveSoul Member


    Thank you for compiling this list. I tried looking for post-doctoral Cyberpsychology courses but couldn't find any. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  18. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Cyberpsychology programs are new to the U.S. So far, I've only seen a PhD, a few master's degrees, concentrations, and a bachelor's degree.

    Cyberpsychology can go in multiple directions: educational psychology (how people learn online and via virtual reality), forensic psychology (cyber crime investigations or using online activities to profile and locate suspects), social psychology (how people interact on social media), clinical psychology (internet addiction and how online images trigger eating disorders), and human factors psychology (how humans interact with technology).
  19. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

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