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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences


Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences program prepares professionals to be leaders who discover and disseminate knowledge in the allied health sciences.

The program provides you with the skills to teach, practice and perform research to advance the science and practice of health care.

This interdisciplinary online program includes the following elements:

  • Core coursework in education, leadership, research and statistics
  • Dissertation research
  • Professional development in an area that matches the student’s professional interests

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Fast Facts: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences
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Program Type:
Full-Time or Part-Time
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Program Length:
4-5 years

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Average Class Size:
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Per Credit

Our Approach

A RUSH U provider and health care administrators have a pleasant discussion in the hallway.

We use a teacher-practitioner model. This means your teachers are experienced practitioners in their fields.

We offer a flexible, fully online program that caters to working professionals. Our online courses have been recognized for their excellence by Quality Matters.

In addition, we are one of only a few PhD programs in health sciences in the country. Learn more about the RUSH experience.

Program Length and Location

Education for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences program takes place online. The program takes approximately four to five years to complete.

Program Tuition

At RUSH University, we know your education is a big investment. We want to make sure you have all the information to be able to make the best financial decisions for you and your family.

Tuition for the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences program is $1,080 per credit.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences Career Opportunities

With a PhD in health sciences, you will be prepared to assume the role of academician, clinical researcher or allied health leader.

You will have research skills that integrate the biological, behavioral, educational and clinical sciences.

You will be able to participate in research to improve quality, access and cost of health care and related services for patients.

In addition, you will have the leadership skills necessary to serve as a senior level professional in your allied health discipline. This allows you to influence health care systems and policy.

The range of salaries for someone with a PhD in health sciences varies across a wide span of industries, depending on specialty.

Demand is particularly high in academia, where a PhD is required for a number of positions, including teaching and institutional leadership.

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Douglas Kuperman, PhD

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