PhD in Health Sciences
Why the PhD in Health Sciences?
The programs in the Department have a superb reputation for helping graduates be effective leaders in many facets of health care. This is made possible through the faculty's content expertise and commitment to excellence in education. Coupled with affordability of state university tuition, this translates into an outstanding value for health care professionals seeking to advance their careers.
Value Added Features:
The programs in the department offer a variety of value-added features which distinguish it from other similar programs. These include:
- The convenience of entirely on-line course offerings
- The flexibility of 8- and fifteen-week course offerings
- The option of several specialized tracks in all undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
- A highly regarded university reputation
- A growing network of successful alumni
- The potential to articulate into a doctoral degree program
- The outstanding value inherent in the tuition of a state educational institution
Program Outcomes and Objectives
Expected Outcomes and Objectives
The Program promotes the general outcomes established for doctorally-prepared graduates of the School of Health Related Professions (see SHRP catalog). Specific objectives targeted by the Program include graduates' abilities to:
- Function in a leadership role in the research, academic and/or clinical setting;
- Plan, conduct and defend original research that creates or tests new concepts, hypotheses, models and/or theories;
- Apply research findings in the design and/or evaluation of new methods or approaches to diagnostic or treatment services, health care delivery systems or patient or health professions education
- Work collaboratively with others to advance the scientific bases of knowledge in the health professions via ongoing research and scholarship
- Critically review, appraise and synthesize the health sciences literature;
- Demonstrate competency in oral, written and electronic modes of communication, using both scholarly and technical formats;
- Apply computer and information technologies to address both theoretical and practical problems, enhance communication and disseminate knowledge;
- Integrate basic principles of ethics and cultural sensitivity within all interpersonal and professional activities.