Rivier’s Ed.D. program seeks to prepare leaders who anticipate the need for effective policies, practices, and interventions based on current research to promote and enhance leadership in learning and teaching.
Rivier University offers distinguished doctoral programs in Education, Nursing, and Psychology to prepare professionals for the highest level of education in their fields.
Doctoral Programs at Rivier
Rivier’s doctoral programs build on more than 80 years of experience serving the need for outstanding professionals in New Hampshire and beyond. As a doctoral student, you will be challenged by a group of accomplished faculty who are leaders in your field. You’ll also be surrounded by fellow students who share a passion for leadership and taking on a transformational role in society.
Advance to the Next Level
Watch our video to learn more about the University, its graduate and doctoral programs, and the benefits of a Rivier education.
Information sessions offer a great chance to learn more about your intended program and to have your questions answered by a faculty member or Enrollment Counselor. The Information Sessions are live, virtual sessions.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) | Virtual Information Sessions | 6 p.m.
- October 18, 2023
- December 4, 2023
Doctor of Psychology in Counseling and School Psychology (Psy.D.) | Virtual Information Sessions | Various Times
- October 18, 2023
- November 15, 2023
- December 13
Doctor of Education in Leadership and Learning (Ed.D.) | Virtual Information Sessions | Various Times
- October 19, 2023
- November 16, 2023
- December 14, 2023
Doctoral Admissions Requirements
Admissions requirements differ based on your program of choice. To read more, choose your program below. Our Enrollment Counselors are available to answer any questions you have about the process.
Rivier University does not discriminate in its application process. Read our non-discrimination policy.
Work at your highest potential and support advances in the worldwide quality of care and patient safety with Rivier's clinically focused DNP.
Develop your own scientific theories of health, illness, and human behavior and apply them to strategies and interventions for entire health systems.
Rivier University is the first college or university in the state of New Hampshire to offer a combined doctoral program in counseling and school psychology and is one of only eight other programs in the country.