What is the average duration of an online doctoral degree program in the U.S.?

Online doctoral degrees in the U.S. are considered to be the highest degree qualification in any field. These degree programs are specifically designed for students wishing to take upon research in their chosen field. Doctoral degrees offered by online educational institutions in the U.S. usually take over five years of full-time education and require students to complete a research thesis as well. However, in certain cases students can take over seven years to satisfy the program’s graduation requirements.