Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science

Application Procedures

The Ph.D. Office of Admissions works on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are accepted all year round. All final documentation must be received at least 30 days prior to tentative enrollment.

All applicants to the Ph.D. program must enter through the Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) program and successfully complete the required Core Block One, Core Block Two, HSP 9006, and three required summer institute courses.

As of Fall 2012, applicants must submit official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of 150 - Verbal, 149 - Quantitative, and 4 Analytical Writing. GRE scores must be less than five years old at the time of matriculation into the Ph.D. program. Applicants must submit two writing samples from previous D.H.Sc. coursework. Letters of reference from two D.H.Sc. faculty must be provided.

Applicants will submit GRE scores, writing samples, and the letters of recommendation directly to the Ph.D. program director. The student's transcript will be reviewed to confirm the successful completion of all required D.H.Sc. coursework. The program director will request the Ph.D. Internal Review Committee to review the required documents and GRE scores for the applicant's qualifications for admission.

Transfer Credits

Students matriculated in the Ph.D. program may petition for transfer a maximum of 8 credits from a regionally accredited doctoral program of study to meet D.H.Sc Core Block One or Core Block Two course requirements, but only if the transferred courses meet the goals and objectives of the courses in question.