Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences
Rush University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences program prepares professionals to become leaders who are able to discover and disseminate new knowledge in the allied health sciences.  The curriculum provides students with the skills needed to teach, practice, and perform research in order to advance the science and practice of health care.  Coursework includes education, leadership, research, and statistics as students achieve professional development in areas that match their professional interests.


  • Masters degree or higher earned from a regionally-accredited college or university 
  • Appropriate certification or licensure in your health science profession by a major U.S. certification or licensing agency, as applicable
  • Health care experience in your professional area of study
  • Prior research experience, especially in a medical or biomedical environment
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three professional recommendations 
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission