The following is from the CHE on-line service, 9/30/02


U. of Phoenix Online Adds 3 Doctoral Programs and a School of Advanced

<A HREF="mailto:[log in to unmask]">By ELIZABETH F. FARRELL</A>

The University of Phoenix Online received approval last week from its
accreditor to add three doctoral programs, and it has created a School of
Advanced Studies to support the new curriculums.

William Pepicello, dean of the school, said the university decided to offer
the new doctorates -- in business administration, education, and health-care
administration -- based on the strength and popularity of its undergraduate
and master's-degree programs in the same disciplines.