Health Science

Drexel University

Ph.D. Online
36 months
997 USD/credit
997 USD/credit
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The online Health Science program of Drexel University will prepare you to be a leader in healthcare by acquiring skills as educators, administrators, members of research teams, and advocates for best practice.


The Health Science program of Drexel University is open to health professionals seeking leadership roles in education and/or clinical practice including, but not limited to:

  • Health Administrators
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians/Nutritionists
  • Physical or Occupational Therapists
  • Couple and Family Therapists
  • Creative Arts Therapists
  • Behavioral or Mental Health Specialists
  • Complementary and Integrative Health Practitioners
  • Other Healthcare Professionals

The Doctor of Health Science provides a foundation for research, focused study in a student’s specialized area of clinical practice, and competency in healthcare education.

What can you do with a Doctorate degree in Health Science?

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




45 alternative credits




Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master’s or clinical doctoral professional degree in a health profession
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Current, active US or Canadian license or credential to practice in your discipline
  • 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)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    997 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 997 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    997 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 997 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

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Health Science
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