Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science

Admissions Requirements

The Ph.D. Program will admit health care professionals with diverse graduate education, professional level health care work history, and life experiences, who have demonstrated capacity to pursue a rigorous course of graduate study and increasingly responsible positions in health care.

Prospective Ph.D. students who successfully complete the Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) Core Block One, Core Block Two, HSP 9006, and the three required summer institute courses shared with the D.H.Sc. program, may petition in writing to the Ph.D. program director for entry into the Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. Internal Review Committee program will recommend students for admission by considering the overall qualities of the applicant through Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, writing samples, and faculty letters of recommendation.

The student's transcript will be reviewed to confirm the successful completion of all D.H.Sc. coursework.