I am looking for a PhD program that will allow me to finish as quickly as possible, at a very reasonable cost, and with no lengthy residency requirements. My BA and MA are both in economics. The doctorate doesn’t necessarily have to be in economics. It could be in international development, political science, or perhaps another field within the social sciences. Because of family and work commitments, as well as a desire to enjoy my life, I don’t want to invest more than 5 years studying for a PhD. This time line would include any type of coursework that needs to be taken in preparation for the PhD dissertation. I am currently at looking at UNISA, largely because of the low cost. However, I would have a preference for a U.S. or European degree. Anyone know of any universities or programs that might fit the bill?