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Health Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) Online
Drexel University’s online Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) program will prepare you to be a leader in healthcare by acquiring skills as educators, administrators, members of research teams, and advocates for best practice.

About

The online DHSc is designed for those who want to expand their MS level subject expertise with broad-based knowledge needed to translate research evidence into real world practice.

In comparison, a PhD, which stands for Doctor of Philosophy, is designed for those who want to be able to demonstrate expertise in a narrowly defined discipline and pursue research to advance knowledge in the discipline.

A Doctor of Health Science degree will help you learn the skills required to work as educators, administrators, members of research teams, and advocates for best practice in healthcare.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines these roles as postsecondary teaching, which means instructing students beyond the high school level. Most of these roles are in community colleges or public and private colleges and university settings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Informatics in the Health Professions
  • Academia for Health Professionals
  • Health Professional Education
  • Leadership & Professional Issues

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
  • Two letters of recommendation from advisors, supervisors, professors, or mentors
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Copy of current professional license (if applicable)
  • Writing sample on a topic of your choice or a previously written paper/manuscript

Tuition Fee

  • International

    940 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 940 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    940 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 940 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

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