Doctoral Degree Programs

Doctoral Degree Programs

Cavalla International University offers 27 doctoral degrees programs and more than 30 concentrations. The university also has customized degree programs available for students seeking to specialize in programs that are out of the primary doctoral programs at the university.

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree is the most advanced qualification that a university can award to a graduate student. Graduates of the doctoral programs are prepared to be industry leaders and ready to contribute to the academic community professionally by means of teaching, training, scholarly research work, and in many other professional ways. The program provides in-depth skills, knowledge, up-to-date knowledge of current practices, and effective research skills. The theoretical skills, practical skills, and research skills acquired by the students prepared them to be well-grounded and well-rounded for their professions. All doctoral programs at CIU are research-based, which helps graduates to develop high-level research skills comparable to other universities around the world.

All Doctor of Philosophy Degree programs at Cavalla International University require 75 credit hours for completion. The program is a research-focused program guided by faculty advisors.

Note: Students enrolled in Accelerated semesters option can complete their degree in 2 – 3 years by enrolling in 4 academic semesters during the year (Year 1 and year 2 academic requirements can be completed in 1 year – see structure below). Students enrolled in the standard semesters option can complete their degree in 3 – 4 years or more but not more than 6 years.

Note: Most students in the accelerated semesters option complete the doctoral program in 2 ½ years.

Arts and Sciences:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science and Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agribusiness Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agribusiness Management and Policy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Psychology and Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in International Relationship and Diplomacy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in peace and Dispute Resolution
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice

Business Management and Administration:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management and Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Accounting and Auditing
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Financial Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource and Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Information Management Systems
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership and Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Management

Education and Human Development:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, Learning and Culture

Health Sciences and Technology:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems