University of Maryland Global Campus

University of Maryland Global Campus, University of Maryland Global Campus

  USA, Adelphi
Year Program Started
Curriculum Model
Coursework and dissertation.
Curriculum Description
36 credit hours of coursework, including quantitative and qualitative research courses, plus 12 credit hours of dissertation work for a total of 48 credit hours. (This does not include the 3 credit prerequisite course; see below in “application requirements.”)
Thesis Requirements
A dissertation is required. Students are required to defend their dissertations in the final dissertation course. The dissertation must be completed within four years to a maximum duration of seven years for the program.
Cohort Profile
Approximately 12 students per cohort; Average age is 47; Non-white is 77.5%; Female is 54%
Program Description
UMGC’s DBA degree is designed for executive-level working professionals. It is a hybrid program with fully online courses and onsite residencies in Maryland, three times per year, in which attendance is mandatory. The program emphasizes the real-world application of strategic thinking, leadership, research, innovation, and sustainability in the global business environment. The cohort structure promotes close, interactive partnerships among students, faculty, and staff and a supportive network for lifelong learning. Benefits include exposure to national and global perspectives and collaboration with geographically diverse classmates and faculty.
Application requirements
Online application, $100 fee, graduate transcripts, current resume, personal statement, two letters of recommendation, writing sample, interview, and successful completion of 11-week, 3-credit prerequisite course - DBA 600: Foundations of Doctoral Study.