Surveys conducted show that a lot of students find it very difficult to complete a dissertation and about 55-60% of those taking their doctorate degrees end up not submitting and/or defending their thesis. This then puts all their expenditures and time spent to waste. Because of this, there are schools that offer doctorate programs without dissertation. However, these schools require students to submit an alternative to that dissertation. These alternatives can either be a "record of study" or a paperwork that a student needs to submit before graduation. Basically, there is still research work to do, and there is no escape for this.
Doctoral programs without dissertation