Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree by Research via Distance Learning

A PhD by Research via Distance Learning perfectly adjusts to adult students’ needs, that is, to people having work and family commitments yet willing to go through alternative academic path. Rexford Business University is an independent private international university that helps adult international students achieving their academic goals.

Over the years, several surveys have shown that via Distance Learning PhDs by research can be as useful as those earned by traditional academic systems. Clearly, it has to be granted that the private institution is highly reputable. In this regard, Rexford Business University has acquired a respectable and trustworthy reputation, always giving personal skills and professionalism the deserved emphasis.

PhD via distance learning is an original academic research in a specific branch of human knowledge. The candidate works autonomously and his/her project culminates in a final doctoral thesis.

Unlike any other traditional campus based PhD, Rexford PhD by Research does not have semesters splitting; it rather consists in an independent and autonomous theoretical research on a specific academic area. This research is implemented in a final thesis that students shall complete within 24 months or less.

The Distance Learning PhD is earned after successfully completing and defending the final doctoral thesis in the academic major that has been chosen. The “Doctor of Philosophy” is the only PhD that can be obtained via Distance Learning. It should be quite clear that any laboratory method or professional practice cannot occur online or through any distance learning system.

The main requirement for a distance learning PhD by Research is to submit and defend the final thesis whose minimum length have to be 90/100 pages. That will be reviewed and evaluated by an academic committee of the Rexford Business Unversity. In some cases, previous candidates’ publications may be relevant for PhD purposes. In case the thesis credits are not sufficient, in order to have all the required doctoral credits, additional in-depth reports (about 15-20 pages each) based on textbooks may also be requested.

Program outline

65 academic credits besides a Master’s program.
Max Average Duration: 18 months + six months further on demand.
Admission is open for adults over 30 years of age. Master’s degree or international equivalent is required for admission. 
Supervisor’s support, evaluation and assessment, diploma certificate  and transcript, legalization by Apostille according to the provisions of the 1961 Hague Convention.

Tuition fees

The cost of a PhD by research via Distance Learning is obviously much lower than a campus based doctorate.
Cost for 1 PhD credit: 35 USD. Transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience not allowed.  Final Cost: $2.300 USD.
Payment plans are available upon request.

Thesis Defence
Considering that Rexford students come from all over the world, often miles away from the university headquarters, the PhD degree via distance learning thesis can be defended in two different ways:

1) Oral Defense: (recommended) the student sends an audio or video file (at least 30 minutes duration) containing his/her defense;
2) In presence: speaking in front of two/three of Rexford Business University accredited professors from the candidate region. The student sets a date with the affiliate institutions overseas or at the University office.

PhD Application/Registration

Download and fill in the application. Attaching the required documents specified in the application and send by email to: and pay the application fee of $50 USD.

If your application is successful you will receive confirmation of your registration, the Certificate of Enrollment, the Payment invoice according to the choice made in the application and the necessary information to start your PhD program. We would like to remind you that the admission requirement for a PhD is a Master’s Degree or international equivalent title.

Certificate Award
The PhD degree is awarded by the Rexford Business University

Available Courses

  1. PhD in Finance & Accounting
  2. PhD in Management
  3. PhD in Engineering Management
  4. PhD in Supply Chain, Logistics, Shipping & Maritime
  5. PhD in Marketing, Sales & Advertising
  6. PhD in Public Administration & Government Policy etc.