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Welcome to Grand Canyon University (GCU), Arizona's premier private Christian university. For more than 65 years, our Phoenix campus has been the gateway to success for countless scholars and industry leaders. Our commitment to our Christian worldview is carried out in a loving way that provides greater unity across the university, and our foundational documents help articulate those beliefs and who we are as a community. With acres of scenic grounds and outstanding facilities, we invite the next generation of students and working professionals to enjoy the complete university experience.

University Growth

GCU is growing rapidly with plans for continued expansion. Since 2009, we have invested millions into the university to improve the quality of academic offerings and student experiences. This infrastructure includes new classrooms, laboratories, libraries, student support centers, residence halls and recreational facilities. In fall 2016, we welcomed a record number of students to our Phoenix campus and we plan to expand our student population and campus facilities going forward. Our university also continues to accommodate our growing online and evening student communities. We have tens of thousands of online students attending class from across the globe. In turn, we are constantly refining our digital platforms to deliver GCU's outstanding campus experience to virtual settings. We are also building additional campus locations to help full-time and evening students attend class closer to home. "New" is infused throughout GCU's growing campus. In fall 2016, we finished construction on a 173,447-square-feet, state-of-the-art engineering building, designed to accommodate our growing number of students studying in STEM majors. We also opened three new on-campus apartment buildings for upperclassmen. As part of our initiative to add 10 new sports facilities to campus in the next two years, we unveiled the brand new, 6,000-seat GCU Stadium in fall 2016, home to our NCAA Division I soccer teams. GCU has also expanded outside of campus to include new properties. The GCU Hotel is located close to campus and offers affordable room rates and renovated accommodations - the perfect place for families to stay when visiting their student. Canyon 49 Grill, located in the hotel, offers the perfect local hangout, with delicious food, family-friendly atmosphere and plenty of Lope spirit and hospitality. Explore the GCU Hotel by visiting gcuhotel.com; click on Dining to browse Canyon 49 Grill's menus. The Grand Canyon Beverage Company, also located in the hotel and on campus, offers gourmet beverages, including coffee, tea, and specialty drinks.

Student Experience at GCU

At GCU, you'll find everything you need to enjoy a full college experience, from NCAA Division I athletics to suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, fun events and clubs, and organizations. Traditional, online and evening students are equally valued members of our community and receive full access to GCU's campus resources and events.

GCU's Mission and Vision

Vision GCU is a premier Christian university, educating students to lead and serve. Mission Grand Canyon University prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage.

Christian Worldview: Graduates of GCU will be able to express aspects of the Christian worldview, which affect human value and dignity, ethical decision-making, academic disciplines and vocation. "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." (1 Timothy 2:5) Global Citizens: Global citizens learn with empathy, avoid ethnocentrism and embrace the reality that people are different. They appreciate a range of perspectives on history, religion, value systems and many other aspects of life. Global citizenship means that by understanding others, we learn to understand ourselves. "The same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him." (Romans 10:12b) Effective Communicators: Effective communicators excel in language proficiency, understand how the written word impacts others intellectually and emotionally, and are challenged to employ new venues and modes of communication. "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord." (Psalm 19:14) Responsible Leaders: Responsible leaders are grounded in the reality of the world, accept the consequences of choice and strive unselfishly to help others meet their highest potential through servant leadership. "Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant." (Matthew 20:26) Critical Thinkers: Critical thinkers work to master clarity and logic in thought. They ask questions and pursue knowledge to avoid the blind acceptance of ideas, searching for solutions rather than dwelling on problems. "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)

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DBA

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The Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics) offers a strong foundation in preparation for your doctoral business and academic journe ... [+]

The Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics) offers a strong foundation in preparation for your doctoral business and academic journey. This bridge to data analytics doctoral program is designed for visionary leaders who have an earned a master’s-level degree in a field other than business administration and now seek to transform their career by completing an online DBA program at Grand Canyon University.

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At Grand Canyon University, the Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration With An Emphasis in Marketing) program is your introduction to an exciting executive and academi ... [+]

At Grand Canyon University, the Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration With An Emphasis in Marketing) program is your introduction to an exciting executive and academic journey. Designed for aspiring marketing doctoral learners who have earned a master’s degree in a field other than business administration, this bridge online DBA program provides the strong foundation necessary for engaging in the business doctoral level study.

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Grand Canyon University’s Bridge to Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision program is for independently licensed or associate-level licensed mental h ... [+]

Grand Canyon University’s Bridge to Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision program is for independently licensed or associate-level licensed mental health professionals who want to teach counseling students, supervise clinical counselors and become expert practitioners in clinical or academic environments. Learners must have completed a master’s-level statistic class and graduated from an approved Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) entry-level institution OR graduated from an equivalent program.

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The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an Emphasis in Data Analytics degree is offered online by the College of Doctoral Studies at Grand Canyon University (GCU ... [+]

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an Emphasis in Data Analytics degree is offered online by the College of Doctoral Studies at Grand Canyon University (GCU). This program provides the framework to build and evolve evidence-based theories and practices.

Designed to meet the contemporary demands of a global economy, the DBA degree is perfect for those seeking to enhance their leadership while helping to spark industry-wide innovation. At GCU, the dissertation process is integrated throughout your studies beginning with the very first course. Frequent feedback and mentoring from faculty help you polish your final dissertation to perfection. You will also participate in two four-day residencies conducted in-person with faculty and fellow learners.... [-]

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The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an Emphasis in Management, offered online by the College of Doctoral Studies, is an immersive educational experience comb ... [+]

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an Emphasis in Management, offered online by the College of Doctoral Studies, is an immersive educational experience combining strategic management theory with transformative business practice.

Gain in-depth expertise in the competitive needs of a global economy, perfect for those seeking to drive organizational change or advance careers within higher education. Learn to thrive in a dynamic global marketplace shaped by geo-political conflict, big data analytics, e-commerce, mobile technology and much more. Enhance your skills in financial management, planning, marketing, research and business decision-making in direct response to these and other constantly evolving factors. Broaden your perspective and sharpen your practice through our unique Integrated Case Study, your chance to create and grow a complex business enterprise and re-evaluate its components as part of your DBA courses.... [-]

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The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an Emphasis in Marketing teaches learners to apply data-driven strategies to creating competitive advantage across a vari ... [+]

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an Emphasis in Marketing teaches learners to apply data-driven strategies to creating competitive advantage across a variety of business disciplines. Designed for executive and aspiring leaders, the marketing doctorate degree program empowers you with the theoretical and practical expertise to deliver next-generation leadership and teaching while cultivating your own research and innovation

Step into an advanced learning environment where faculty and advisors are deeply invested in your success. DBA learners at Grand Canyon University (GCU) engage in the dissertation process from the very first course as part of a uniquely integrated approach, while also enjoying frequent feedback and mentoring. Participate in two unique four-day residencies conducted onsite with faculty and fellow learners, a prime opportunity to strengthen your studies and expand your network.... [-]

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Doctor of Education

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Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning degree is designed for learners interested in andragogy sc ... [+]

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning degree is designed for learners interested in andragogy scholarship and teaching master’s and doctoral programs to other educators. Students will learn to excel in teaching with the advanced ability to study industry trends, implement new effective teaching strategies based on original research and apply findings to foster greater classroom success at the collegiate and adult levels.

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PhD

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Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision provides the opportunity for learners to demonstrate their God-given purpose in teac ... [+]

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision provides the opportunity for learners to demonstrate their God-given purpose in teaching counseling students and supervising clinical counselors. Learners will also engage in psychological research generating the knowledge and skills to become expert practitioners in academic or clinical environments.

This PhD program focuses on the areas of counseling, teaching, counselor supervision, leadership and advocacy, scholarship and statistics and research. The College of Doctoral Studies developed this PhD in counselor education in response to the increasing number of masters level counselors in the field and need for PhD graduates to teach at the master’s level. Doctoral students will cultivate the skills to supervise, educate and lead these mental health providers in improving their practice and health care outcomes.... [-]

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The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program develops the learner’s ability to generate new knowledge and responsibly apply knowledge to achieve high-perf ... [+]

The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program develops the learner’s ability to generate new knowledge and responsibly apply knowledge to achieve high-performing entities that allow organizational employees and followers to grow and develop to their full potential.

Learners will study the major bodies of literature in leadership, reflect critically on existing theory, and identify appropriate applications of theory in education, business, and other organizational cultures. Learners will develop academic and organizational research expertise through the study of statistical and research methodologies. The program of study is consistent with Grand Canyon University's mission to develop learners who are global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders. Graduates who earn the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in K-12 Leadership will advance the study of leadership within the field of K-12 education leadership with an in-depth, research-based approach to facilitate the leadership abilities and role as a strategic professional.... [-]

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Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health. This doctoral-level degree program is designed specifically for practicing behavioral health pro ... [+]

Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health. This doctoral-level degree program is designed specifically for practicing behavioral health professionals, including licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed social workers, school counselors, psychiatric nurses, and behavioral health agency managers.

Participants must hold a master’s degree in a behavioral health-related field to participate in this program, which assists them with their development into behavioral health servant leaders who are ethical agents of change with diverse populations in a wide variety of behavioral health organizational settings. The program develops leaders capable of innovation, invention and discovery as well as the responsible application of current best practices to achieve organizational goals and objectives. This highly relevant and robust curriculum focuses on the major bodies of leadership literature and theory and identifies the most appropriate and effective applications to educational, business and organizational environments. Participants will develop academic and organizational research expertise through the study of statistics and research methodology. ... [-]

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The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program develops the learner’s ability to generate new knowledge and responsibly apply knowledge to achieve high-performing entities that allow organizational employees and followers to grow and develop to their full potential.

Learners will study the major bodies of literature in leadership, reflect critically on existing theory, and identify appropriate applications of theory in education, business, and other organizational cultures. Learners will develop academic and organizational research expertise through the study of statistical and research methodologies. The program of study is consistent with Grand Canyon University's mission to develop learners who are global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders. Graduates who earn the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Christian Ministry will advance the study of leadership within the field of Christian ministry with an in-depth research-based approach to facilitate leadership within Christian ministry and society.... [-]

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The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program develops the learner’s ability to generate new knowledge and responsibly apply knowledge to achieve high-perf ... [+]

The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program develops the learner’s ability to generate new knowledge and responsibly apply knowledge to achieve high-performing entities that allow organizational employees and followers to grow and develop to their full potential. Learners will study the major bodies of literature in leadership, reflect critically on existing theory, and identify appropriate applications of theory in education, business, and other organizational cultures. Learners will develop academic and organizational research expertise through the study of statistical and research methodologies.

The program of study is consistent with Grand Canyon University's mission to develop learners who are global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders. Graduates who earn the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Health Care Administration will advance the study of leadership within the field of healthcare with an in-depth, research-based approach to facilitate the leadership abilities and role as a strategic professional.... [-]

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Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership. This doctoral-level degree program is designed for teaching professionals who are read ... [+]

Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership. This doctoral-level degree program is designed for teaching professionals who are ready to rise to the challenge of leadership in today’s complex and dynamic environment of higher education. The program develops leaders capable of innovation, invention and discovery as well as the responsible application of current best practices to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

This relevant and robust curriculum focuses on the major bodies of leadership literature and theory and identifies the most appropriate and effective applications to educational, business and organizational environments. Participants will develop academic and organizational research expertise through the study of statistics and research methodology. The program of study is consistent with Grand Canyon University's mission to develop students who are global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders.... [-]

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Ed.D in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development. This doctoral-level degree program is designed for individuals who are ready to rise to ... [+]

Ed.D in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development. This doctoral-level degree program is designed for individuals who are ready to rise to the challenge of leadership in today’s complex and dynamic organizations.

The program develops leaders capable of innovation, invention, and discovery as well as the responsible application of current best practices to achieve organizational goals and objectives. This highly relevant and robust curriculum focuses on the major bodies of leadership literature and theory and identifies the most appropriate and effective applications to educational, business and organizational environments. Participants will develop academic and organizational research expertise through the study of statistics and research methodology.... [-]

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The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program develops the learner’s ability to generate new knowledge and responsibly apply knowledge to achieve high-perf ... [+]

The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program develops the learner’s ability to generate new knowledge and responsibly apply knowledge to achieve high-performing entities that allow organizational employees and followers to grow and develop to their full potential. Learners will study the major bodies of literature in leadership, reflect critically on existing theory, and identify appropriate applications of theory in education, business, and other organizational cultures.

Learners will develop academic and organizational research expertise through the study of statistical and research methodologies. The program of study is consistent with Grand Canyon University's mission to develop learners who are global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders. Graduates who earn the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Special Education will advance the study of leadership within the field of special education with an in-depth research-based approach to facilitate the leadership abilities and role as a strategic professional.... [-]

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Grand Canyon University’s Education Specialist in K-12 Leadership program is designed to prepare educators to assume a variety of leadership roles in economically and cul ... [+]

Grand Canyon University’s Education Specialist in K-12 Leadership program is designed to prepare educators to assume a variety of leadership roles in economically and culturally diverse 21st century K-12 educational communities.

After foundational instruction in ethics, research, and theory, coursework focuses on educational policy development and decision making, staffing, and organizational leadership, supervision of teaching and learning, instructional and curricular supervision, department and unit management, and other areas related to leadership at the building or district level.

The program is aligned with the standards of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and is consistent with the University’s mission to develop learners who are global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders in a technologically advanced world.... [-]

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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction is geared toward individuals who work in government positions, indust ... [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction is geared toward individuals who work in government positions, industry, school systems, and other types of instructional and applied settings. This program also prepares individuals for teaching and research at the university and college level. With a focus on how the human mind works and retains information, the Ph.D. in Cognition and Instruction explores the most effective way to teach and train so that information becomes embedded.

Core areas of knowledge include history and systems of psychology, cognition, research methods, statistics, as well as personality, abnormal, social, multicultural, and developmental psychology. Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself.... [-]

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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology with an emphasis on Industrial and Organizational Psychology was developed for individuals who want to become behav ... [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology with an emphasis on Industrial and Organizational Psychology was developed for individuals who want to become behavioral specialists in the workplace.

Those with a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology often pursue careers as teachers or researchers at the college or university level, consultants and staff psychologists, or researchers. In the workplace, industrial and organizational psychologists work to improve areas such as selection and placement, training and development, and the evaluation of employee performance.

This program involves an in-depth study of how individuals behave in a variety of settings. Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself.... [-]

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The program prepares individuals to engage their knowledge and skills in cognition and instruction in applied settings of teaching and/or conducting psychological researc ... [+]

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology program offers a broad array of courses that increase the understanding of human actions in the past and present. The program prepares individuals to engage their knowledge and skills in cognition and instruction in applied settings of teaching and/or conducting psychological research in business, government, or institutions of higher education. Core areas of knowledge include history and systems of psychology, cognition, research methods, and statistics, as well as personality, abnormal, social, multicultural, and developmental psychology. Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself. Entry to this program requires a graduate degree and related coursework. ... [-]

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Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology program offers a broad array of courses that increase the understanding of human actions in t ... [+]

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology program offers a broad array of courses that increase the understanding of human actions in the past and present. The program prepares individuals to engage their knowledge and skills in cognition and instruction in applied settings of teaching and/or conducting psychological research in business, government, or institutions of higher education. Core areas of knowledge include history and systems of psychology, cognition, research methods, and statistics, as well as personality, abnormal, social, multicultural, and developmental psychology. Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself. Entry to this program requires a graduate degree and related coursework.... [-]

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