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PhD in Health Sciences
Overview & Career Outlook

The Doctor of Philosophy in health sciences (PhD) degree program is designed to prepare health science professionals to assume major leadership, research and educational roles within their professions, as well as to provide career advancement opportunities.

This interdisciplinary PhD program of study includes core course work in education, leadership, management, research, and statistics. Advanced course work in a health science professional track, as well as elective courses in related areas are included. The completion of a research project, culminating in the successful defense of a dissertation, is also required.

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PhD in Health Sciences

The curriculum for the PhD in Health Sciences has been designed to offer a rigorous and comprehensive program of study in Health Sciences. It is aligned on the three core competencies of Education, Research and Statistics, and Leadership and ten professional tracks including Medical Laboratory Science, Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Health Systems Management, Medical Physics, Clinical Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Perfusion Technology, Physician Assistant Studies, and Respiratory Care.

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PhD in Health Sciences
Admission Requirements

Applicants must have completed a Master of Science degree or higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, provide official transcripts from each college or university attended and hold appropriate certification/licensure in their individual health science profession by a major U.S. certification/licensing agency, as applicable. Courses taken outside the United States may be considered for transfer with the approval of the section director but all such courses must be evaluated by the Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) and be judged equivalent by U.S. standards.

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