Doctoral Degrees Obtainable in the US

We’ve compiled a list, in alphabetical order, that The National Science Foundation recognizes as research doctorate degrees you can obtain in the USA. Unfortunately, not all of these doctorates can be found in an online version. For your convenience, we have highlighted the ones that are obtainable online in red and we are currently fulfilling the need to choose the best schools for each degree available online. Do you see your destiny in the list below, future Dr.?

RESEARCH DEGREES:

Doctor of Arts (DA)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Doctor of Canon Law (JCD)
Doctor of Design (DDes)
Doctor of Engineering or Engineering Science (DEng, DESc, DES)
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA.)
Doctor of Hebrew Letters (DHL)
Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD, SJD)
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Doctor of Music Education (DME)
Doctor of Modern Languages (DML)
Doctor of Nursing Science (DNSc)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Public Health (DPH)
Doctor of Sacred Theology (STD)
Doctor of Science (DSc, ScD)
Doctor of Theology (ThD)

Professional doctorate degrees contain a much longer list but again, your choices for acquiring a Ph.D or Doctorate online is much shorter. The good news is that many colleges and universities are adding online doctorates to their available online degree programs at a higher rate of speed than before AND the more popular doctorates are already available in an online format for the busy professionals with fixed goals!

PROFESSIONAL DEGREES:

Doctor of Acupuncture (D.Ac., D.Acu.)
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (D.A.O.M.)
Doctor of Anesthesia Practice (Dr.AP)
Doctor of Applied Science (D.A.S.)
Doctor of Architecture (D.Arch.)
Doctor of Athletic Training (D.A.T.)
Doctor of Audiology (Au.D)
Doctor of Behavioral Health (D.B.H.)
Doctor of Chemistry (D.Chem.)
Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)
Doctor of Church Music (D.C.M.)
Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (D.C.N.)
Doctor of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology (CScD)
Doctor of Comparative Law (D.C.L.)
Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.)
Doctor of Computer Science (D.C.S.)
Doctor of Criminal Justice (D.C.J.)
Doctor of Criminology (D.Crim.)
Doctor of Divinity (Divinitatis Doctor) (D.D.)
Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
Doctor of Environmental Science and Engineering (D.Env.)
Doctor of Forestry (D.F.)
Doctor of Geological Science (D.G.S.)
Doctor of Health Administration (D.H.A.)
Doctor of Health and Safety (D.H.S.)
Doctor of Health Education (D.H.Ed)
Doctor of Hebrew Literature/Letters (D.H.L.)
Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc., D.H.S.)
Doctor of Hebrew Studies (D.H.S.)
Doctor of Humane Letters (D.Hum.Litt.)
Doctor of Industrial Technology (D.I.T.)
Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.)
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Doctor of Law and Policy (L.P.D., D.L.P.)
Doctor of Liberal Studies (D.L.S.)
Doctor of Library Science (D.L.S.)
Doctor of Management (D.M.)
Doctor of Medical Humanities (D.M.H.)
Doctor of Medical Physics (D.M.P)
Doctor of Medical Science (D.M.Sc.)
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
Doctor of Missiology (D.Miss)
Doctor of Music (D.M., D.Mus.)
Doctor of Music Therapy (D.M.T.)
Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine (D.N.)
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D., N.M.D.)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D., D.O.T.)
Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)
Doctor of Organizational Leadership
Doctor of Oriental Medicine (D.O.M., O.M.D.)
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
Doctor of Pastoral Counseling (D.PC)
Doctor of Pastoral Music (D.P.M.)
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
Doctor of Physical Education (D.P.E.)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)
Doctor of Practical Theology (D.P.T., D.Th.P.)
Doctor of Professional Studies (D.P.S.)
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D)
Doctor of Public Administration (D.P.A.)
Doctor of Recreation (D.Rec., D.R.)
Doctor of Rehabilitation (Rh.D.)
Doctor of Sacred Music (D.S.M.)
Doctor of Science in Dentistry (D.Sc.D.)
Doctor of Science and Hygiene (D.Sc.H.)
Doctor of Science in Veterinary Medicine (D.Sc.V.M.)
Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.)
Doctor of Social Science (D.S.Sc.)
Doctor of Social Work (D.S.W.)
Doctor of Transformational Leadership (D.T.L.)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)