Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science

About Program

The Ph.D. in Health Science is a post-professional, distance-based research doctoral program designed for clinical health professionals, public health practitioners, and senior-level healthcare administrators. The focus of the program is to educate and graduate practitioners with the skills and knowledge to conduct research in a complex society and environment while focusing globally within the framework of health policy.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science (Ph.D.) is designed to:

Through professor-driven, student-centered online course delivery, coupled with research practica, three one-week on-campus institutes, and a dissertation with oral defense, the Ph.D. in Health Science program challenges the student to examine the current state of medical care, apply sophisticated knowledge of research design, biostatistics, and epidemiology to the literature of their core discipline, and initiate the design and follow-up mechanisms for research in health care.