Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences
University of South Dakota

Program Details

The University of South Dakota offers an online Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Sciences for you to expand your career.  Whether you are pursuing teaching and academia or a leadership role within your healthcare organization, this program can be tailored to your individual career path.  Electives, course projects and your dissertation can all be geared towards your goals.  What’s more, is that this degree is intended for working professionals.  The online format can accommodate your schedule and existing obligations.

This PhD program also has realistic expectations of face-to-face time.  There is an orientation and dissertation “boot camp” which require attendance on campus.  Your dissertation will also be defended at USD.  However, with permission, all of the research for your dissertation may be completed remotely.

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Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of South Dakota is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.7 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Students must attend three in-person resident experiences.
  • Applicants who hold a master’s degree can apply approved credits to shorten time to complete.