Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences Admissions & Deadlines

Admissions requirements

To be considered for admission into the PhD in health sciences program, you will need to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  1. Masters degree or higher earned from a regionally-accredited college or university prior to matriculation
  2. Appropriate certification or licensure in your health science profession by a major U.S. certification or licensing agency, as applicable
  3. Health care experience in your professional area of study
  4. Prior research experience, especially in a medical or biomedical environment
  5. Overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  6. Official GRE or MCAT scores

How to apply

Entry term: Spring (January) or Fall (September)
Application cycle: September - June 1
Deadline to submit application: Spring: November 1; Fall: June 1
Deadline to establish research mentor: Spring: December 1; Fall: August 1

To apply to the PhD in health sciences program, complete the following steps:

Complete an application using the Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS).

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You will also need to submit the following through AHCAS:

  1. Official transcripts from every U.S. college or university attended
  2. International course evaluations for coursework completed at a college or university outside the United States
  3. Three professional recommendations from persons who are knowledgeable about the quality of your scholarly activities or work experiences
  4. Personal statement
  5. Resume or CV

Submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). We recommend that you have verbal, quantitative and analytic scores near the 50th percentile. Please use the Rush University institution code 3263. Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores may be considered as well.

If your native language is not English, submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

Participate in an interview with the division director.

 

Admissions Contact 
Phone: (312) 942-8271

Email: douglas_kuperman@rush.edu

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Learn more about the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences program at an on-campus or online information session.