Doctoral Programs

Equip yourself to take on the most challenging leadership roles. Earning your Doctorate elevates you to the highest level of practice and proficiency in your chosen field or discipline.

Becoming an expert in any field requires dedication and commitment. The benefits are both tangible and intangible, personal and professional.

Earning your Doctorate qualifies you for top-level positions in academic and non-academic settings, positions that offer the highest potential earnings. The title of “Doctor” commands scholarly and professional respect—doctorate-level scholars are more likely to get the job, get the grant, and be published. They are also most likely to contribute to the body of knowledge in their field for the benefit of society and the common good.

Our Distinguished Programs

Doctor of Education in Leadership and Learning

Develop and influence effective policies, practices, and interventions based on current research to promote and enhance leadership in learning and teaching.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Work at your highest potential and support advances in the worldwide quality of care and patient safety with Rivier's clinically focused DNP.

Doctor of Psychology in Counseling and School Psychology

Prepare to work as a psychologist in a variety of professional settings through a curriculum that integrates the two traditional practice areas of counseling and school psychology.

“I chose to further my education in order to be the most effective leader I could be. I chose Rivier because I felt confident that I could be successful.”