Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences
Nova Southeastern University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science post-professional doctoral program is designed for clinical health professionals, public health practitioners, and senior-level healthcare administrators who are able to contribute clearly defined and proficient working knowledge of clinical and non-clinical health practices.  The curriculum focuses on providing students with the skills to conduct research in complex environments while focusing on the framework of health policy, giving them the necessary abilities to increase their responsibilities and function both independently and dependently in the clinical and non-clinical research environment.  The program challenges students to examine the current state of medical care while applying sophisticated knowledge of research design, biostatistics, and epidemiology to the core discipline.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by:

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

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • The program requires two one-week on-campus institutes.
  • Prior health care experience is required.