Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Science degree program. The Ph.D. in Health Science is a post-professional doctoral program designed for clinical health professionals, public health practitioners, and senior-level healthcare administrators. The focus of the curriculum is to further educate graduate practitioners with the skills to conduct research in a complex environment while focusing on the framework of health policy.

Students of the advanced program will be able to contribute a clearly defined and proficient working knowledge of clinical and non-clinical health practices. The Ph.D. curriculum provides professional the necessary abilities to increase responsibilities within health science careers. The program prepares graduates to function both independently and dependently in the clinical and non-clinical research environment.

As a post-professional degree, the Ph.D. coursework is taught through research practica, three one-week on-campus classes and a dissertation with oral defense. The Health Science program challenges student to examine the current state of medical care while applying sophisticated knowledge of research design, biostatistics, and epidemiology to the core discipline.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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