At USIU-Africa, students learn not what to think, but how. In an atmosphere of free and open inquiry, students and professors debate, collaborate, and investigate while challenging assumptions—and one another. Rooted in rigorous inquiry, USIU-Africa's unique education transforms individuals, preparing and empowering them to make a positive impact on the world.
The mission of the DBA program is to provide an opportunity for experienced business professionals to refine and extend their business knowledge and skill at an advanced level. The program emphasizes on applying emerging theories and practice in addressing interdisciplinary business issues, applying effective leadership in a dynamic business environment, applying financial information to enhance business decisions, developing and implementing strategic solutions in a dynamic environment and designing conducting and disseminating research that contributes to business knowledge and solutions.
The Doctor of Psychology, PsyD, Clinical Psychology is a practitioner - scholar model designed to meet professional standards of international practice in Clinical Psychology. The degree includes course work, practicum and internship supervised training, and the doctoral dissertation.
The program focuses on academics, experiential training, and research in psychology; with emphasis on assessment and treatment with individuals, couples and families; application of psychometric tests, psychological evaluations, and training in psychotherapy modalities.
Development of professional standards of practices in psychology is needed in Kenya, East Africa, and beyond. As graduates with an accredited Doctor of Psychology, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, you will be prepared to:
The full-time program duration is 3 years and 2 trimesters at 90 units.
The Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations Program at USIU - Africa is both course work intensive, research oriented, and is to be awarded on both full time and part time basis.
Upon completing coursework (except dissertation) and passing written comprehensive exams, students will be advanced to candidacy.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in International Relations Program is a scholarly research–oriented degree that is anchored on a student-centered curriculum. The Program is both course work-intensive and research-oriented, to be awarded on both full-time and part-time basis.
The core strength of the PhD program is in three areas: peace and conflict studies, development studies, and foreign policy and diplomacy. The study curriculum entails a participatory teaching and learning approach characterized by independent research and seminar presentation, interactive classroom discussions, case studies, small group discussion, reflective diaries, portfolio development and simulations.
Faculty will use a variety of teaching and testing techniques that will encourage students to be proactive, innovative, self-directed, reflective, and able to apply what they have learned. Effective use of ICT will be made.
The PhD program is designed to prepare candidates for positions in the academia, research institutions, government, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society, among others.
The full-time program is expected to be completed in a minimum of five years.
The mission of the Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems and Technology is to produce career innovators, researchers and academics who can contribute to the good of the community and society using current and future Information Systems and Technology concepts.
In line with the university mission, the program offers an opportunity for Information Systems and Technology professionals to refine and extend their knowledge and skill at an advanced level by treating ICT as an ecosystem and encompasses multiple elements: ICT human resources, ICT industries and services, ICT applications (interdisciplinary informatics) in government, business and finance, civil society, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), ICT in various sectors (education, health, agriculture, etc.), digital policies and regulations, and digital leadership in institutions.
Upon completion of a PhD in IST, students will be able to take on faculty and research positions in academia, industry, and government agencies.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the programe, students will be able to:
This is an interdisciplinary program and students must have a Master’s degree in Information Systems and Technology, or its equivalent from USIU-Africa or any other accredited University.
Program Duration and Delivery
The duration of the PhD. program is three (3) academic years. Each academic year is divided into 3 trimesters of 14 weeks each.
The main teaching and learning methods include online, face to face, webinars and tutorials, practical learning, projects, and learning through research.
A student shall only be allowed to embark on their thesis only after successfully completing the coursework and passing the comprehensive Examinations. All PhD. candidates must successfully present and defend (PhD viva) their thesis according to the procedures outlined in the PhD. Information Systems and Technology Thesis Handbook.