The Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) program prepares professionals to be effective leaders and change agents in a variety of settings in which healthcare is taught or practiced. The program offers innovative curriculum in a flexible, online format with two short summer residencies to best meet student needs. Courses are facilitated by experienced faculty through an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach. Coursework prepares students to critically analyze ongoing challenges in the health sciences, with a focus on one of two select tracks: healthcare leadership or educational leadership. The program builds competencies to evaluate, plan, and implement solutions to these challenges in academe and clinical settings. The DHSc degree leads to a career in high-level administration, teaching, and applied research or practice, where advanced analytical and conceptual capabilities are essential to advance careers to top executive and academic appointments.
Upon completion of the Doctor of Health Sciences program, graduates will able to:
1. Apply advanced knowledge in health sciences systems thinking, scholarship, pedagogy, and evidence-based practice.
2. Integrate knowledge and skills for designing, conducting, analyzing and disseminating health sciences research, education, and programs.
3. Apply knowledge and critical analytical thinking skills in foundational areas of health sciences.
4. Illustrate advanced and effective skills in communication, ethical practice, systematic thought, and professional writing.
The Doctor of Health Sciences program requires 48 credits of courses.