Doctoral Degrees

Online Doctoral Degree ProgramsAspire to Become a Leader in Education

Whether you want to excite the next generation of professional nurses with cutting-edge techniques or lead efforts to improve educational policy and quality, UWG online can set you on the right path.

Explore the options below and begin your journey today!

Doctor of Education in Professional Counseling and Supervision


Mission Statement

The Mission of the Professional Counseling and Supervision program (Ed.D.) is to prepare counseling professionals to positively impact their clients and communities of service through effective practices and programs, leadership, and advocacy.

 Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision equips graduates with the skills they need for advancement and/or achievement in counseling-related positions. The curriculum builds upon skills and knowledge acquired through previous degrees in counseling and extends graduates' knowledge through an emphasis on program evaluation, clinical and administrative supervision, and advocacy and leadership.

At the completion of the program, students defend a professional practice dissertation that is designed to evaluate and improve programs in order to positively impact the clients and communities of service in which they work. 

Doctor of Education with a Major in School Improvement


3 years| Credit Hours: 60

The online Ed.D. program in School Improvement offers a unique  opportunity for educators looking for an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based doctoral program that prepares graduates to become the next generation of change agents. Our mission is to develop educational professionals who initiate systemic and sustainable improvement in schools. Graduates will strategically and collaboratively plan, design, implement, and document the impact of educational improvements that promote and increase the academic achievement and social development of all students.

Two things make the Ed.D. in School Improvement unique (1) the program provides for students to develop a specialized "Area of Concentration" and (2) students work on their dissertations simultaneously with their coursework. Students can complete their dissertation by the end of their coursework.

Doctor of Education with a Major in Nursing Education


University of West Georgia School of Nursing ranked 48th in the nation for "Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs" (U.S. News & World Report, 2014).

 11 semesters | 60 hours (includes 12 dissertation hours)

UWG's online EdD in Nursing Education is designed to prepare nurse educators for the 21st century. The School of Nursing and the College of Education have collaborated to develop the joint curriculum.  The 100% online program will enable students to earn a doctorate degree that will prepare them to train future nurses, helping address a critical shortage in the state, region and nation. This is one of only four such programs in the nation!