Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences
Rush University

Program Details

The online Ph.D. in Health Sciences program prepares professionals to become leaders who can discover and disseminate new knowledge in the allied health sciences.  The curriculum provides students with the skills needed to teach, practice, and perform research 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.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Rush University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Requires travel to campus for your comprehensive examination and final dissertation defense