University Of Western California 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.
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.
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.
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
– Performing Arts
– Law and Legal Studies
– Occupational Safety & Fire Science
– Applied Arts
– Health Sciences
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.
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.