Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences / General
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Sciences – General can help students pursue advanced roles in research, academia, and clinical care. The general area of study has no set courses, so students will have the flexibility to select classes that best align with their interests and career goals. The Ph.D. in Health Sciences – General is a great option for those seeking leadership positions in the field of allied health. Students can learn how to conduct health sciences research and develop the leadership skills needed to meet the diverse needs of the healthcare community. From working with patients to teaching at the college level, this degree can help students pursue their unique career goals. This program is broken down into 4 main parts: core health sciences courses, research and statistics classes, dissertation courses, and the general specialization. Students will explore topics like healthcare delivery systems and evidence-based practices in health sciences. Additionally, students can learn how to teach in the health sciences discipline and foster culturally sensitive methods of healthcare delivery. The dissertation provides a valuable opportunity for students to contribute their own scholarly work to the base of knowledge in their field. Depending on their previously obtained certifications and licenses, students can pursue roles as healthcare administrators, healthcare communications specialists, medical assistants, professors, and public health workers upon graduation.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)