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Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science

Program Details

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.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges