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A PhD, or Doctorate of Philosophy, is one of the highest degrees awarded in academia. It is a terminal degree and graduates often teach at the university level. A PhD often requires students to complete research, involving a thesis and a dissertation in order to fulfill the program requirements.

What is a PhD in Health? In a PhD program, students may explore and research different aspects of health, such as health care policy and health care administration. Students may take courses related to community health, medical practices, epidemiology and disease prevention. Because of the research aspect, students may also learn about qualitative and quantitative research methods, biostatistics and measuring tools. Once core courses and research method courses are completed, typically students begin working on their specific research project.  

Graduates of a PhD program in health typically leave the program as an expert in their subject. Many students then begin to consider how they can make an impact on global or local health care policy.

Program costs for a PhD in Health can range in price depending on length, location, stipend and scholarship availability. Some schools offer PhD students either reduced or no tuition in order to entice students to conduct important research.

Once someone is awarded a PhD in Health, many doors of opportunity open up to him or her. Some graduates may choose to enter the field of hospital administration. Another possible path for students can be teaching at the university level. Other graduates may choose to continue with their research and work at a government health institute as a patient advocate, clinical researcher, medical statistician and more.

If you’ve always wanted to further your career in health, it’s time to consider online classes. If you want to find out more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Concordia University Chicago - Exercise Science Graduate Degree Online Programs

The Ph.D. in Leadership – Health & Human Performance is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to prepare students to pursue academic, clinical, leadership, and ... [+]

About

The Ph.D. in Leadership – Health & Human Performance is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to prepare students to pursue academic, clinical, leadership, and/or research roles in the fields of health promotion, exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, and other related disciplines. The program has a strong research orientation and aims to develop outstanding scholars and researchers who create and disseminate new knowledge about issues arising out of the intersection of physical activity, health promotion, and human performance.

The 66 or 67 credit hour program, which varies based on research course selection, includes coursework in leadership, health, exercise science, research, statistics and a 9 credit hour dissertation requirement.... [-]

USA River Forest
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Full-time
Part-time
8 weeks
Online
University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions

At the University of San Francisco, PsyD students are trained to translate thought into action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional, ... [+]

At the University of San Francisco, PsyD students are trained to translate thought into action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of underserved communities.

Stressing clinical practice, the program prepares doctoral students to work as health service psychologists in a variety of community health settings. Graduates will be proficient in the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of integrated, behavioral health interventions while sensitive to contextual, cultural, spiritual, and socioeconomic environments of individuals and communities.

Program Features A practice-oriented Doctor of Psychology program grounded in scientific research; students are placed in real-world clinical scenarios for observation and experience Work with marginalized populations and improve patient outcomes in integrated healthcare settings Supportive faculty focused on student mentorship and a diverse, dynamic student body Admission is based on the overall fit for each applicant. Applications are open for candidates from both Psychology backgrounds and other fields who have taken certain pre-requisite courses. ... [-]
USA San Francisco
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Full-time
5 years
Campus
Nova Southeastern University Online

In our D.N.P. program, you'll identify healthcare problems and turn complex research into real-world programs that better the field. If you don't have an M.S.N. but have ... [+]

This is the last advanced degree you can earn as a nurse. The D.N.P. program is designed for nurses who are currently nurse practitioners, clinical specialists, midwives, anesthetists, educators, and managers/executives. Our transition course allows you to enter our program without an M.S.N. and prepares you for advanced courses.

In just 12 courses, you’re prepared to identify healthcare problems that need relevant solutions, and turn your complex research into real-world programs that better the healthcare field.

A Strong Career as a D.N.P. Nurse

Graduates of the D.N.P. program are prepared to lead and engage in practical, clinically focused scholarship and research utilization.... [-]

USA Fort Lauderdale
September 2020
Full-time
6 semesters
Online
Northeast Ohio Medical University- College of Graduate Studies

Integrated pharmaceutical medicine is the scientific discipline concerned with the discovery, development, formulation, delivery, pharmacologic and toxicologic evaluation ... [+]

Developing First-rate Scholars & Investigators

Integrated pharmaceutical medicine is the scientific discipline concerned with the discovery, development, formulation, delivery, pharmacologic and toxicologic evaluation, registration and scientific monitoring of drug entities for the benefit of public health.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program

The Ph.D. degree in integrated pharmaceutical medicine at NEOMED requires a total of 90 credit hours. All doctoral students in the program will be required to complete 45 hours of didactic study (16 hours of core curriculum and 29 hours of electives that support the research area), 30 hours of research and 15 hours of dissertation work, culminating in a written dissertation and dissertation defense.... [-]

USA Rootstown Township
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2 - 6 find your juris doctor
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University of Louisville

Our Ph.D. program has been designed to provide rigorous training in statistical theory and methods, with the goal of enabling students to carry out original research in b ... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics

Our Ph.D. program has been designed to provide rigorous training in statistical theory and methods, with the goal of enabling students to carry out original research in biostatistics. Graduates of our Ph.D. program are prepared to:

Conduct theoretical and methodological research in biostatistics. Employ modern statistical techniques in the analysis of large and/or complex data sets in the health sciences. Serve as biostatisticians in collaborative research teams in the health sciences. Teach biostatistics to health sciences professionals and graduate biostatistics students.

We seek students with master’s degrees in mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, or related fields who are interested in extending their knowledge of biostatistics to be able to conduct cutting-edge research in theory and methodology. The Ph.D. curriculum is mathematically rigorous, so while we do welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to our program, applicants are required to possess some level of fluency in advanced mathematics.... [-]

USA Louisville
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Southern California School of Pharmacy

The USC School of Pharmacy established the nation’s first Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in 1950 and remains a pioneer in the innovative education and preparation of ... [+]

Overview

The USC School of Pharmacy established the nation’s first Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in 1950 and remains a pioneer in the innovative education and preparation of tomorrow’s practicing pharmacists.

The largest degree program within the School of Pharmacy, the four-year, full-time PharmD program provides students with:

A unique pharmacy practice experience program beginning the first year of study that gives students immediate and progressively challenging clinical experience An extensive offering of a dual degree, joint degree, and certificate programs The largest alumni network of pharmacists in the region, which can provide valuable career support to graduates entering the pharmaceutical profession ... [-]
USA Los Angeles
September 2020
Full-time
8 semesters
Campus
Ariel University

Join doctorate students from Israel and many other countries around the world in developing and expanding your horizons. Take your research to the next level by furtherin ... [+]

Welcome

The School of Graduate Studies at Ariel University invites you to apply for a Ph.D. position in the fields of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Business Administration and Health Sciences.

Join doctorate students from Israel and many other countries around the world in developing and expanding your horizons. Take your research to the next level by furthering your academic interests and experience in advanced laboratories, under the guidance of world-class researchers with proven research in an environment of multidisciplinary international research cooperation. Our doctorate students publish papers in leading refereed international journals and conferences.

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Israel Ari'el
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Pécs

The Academic Program offered by the Faculty of Pharmacy leads to the Pharmacy degree with a Pharm. D. title. This program extends over a period of five years (10 semester ... [+]

Description of the Program

The Academic Program offered by the Faculty of Pharmacy leads to the Pharmacy degree with a Pharm. D. title. This program extends over a period of five years (10 semesters). It begins with an introduction to the basic sciences providing a basis for further pharmaceutical studies. In the second part of the program, students take part in general and special pharmaceutical education at the university departments, teaching pharmacies, institutes, laboratories, and pharmaceutical works.

The diploma program consists of five years of basic and special studies. The first two years are devoted to the basic sciences. The 3rd and 4th years specifically concentrate on the special pharmaceutical sciences. After the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years, students take part in practical training on three occasions, in public pharmacies or at a pharmaceutical company in Hungary or in their countries. In the 9th semester students must submit a written Thesis, and in the 10th semester, they are engaged for 4 months in a practical training program in public and hospital pharmacies. After the practical training period, students take examinations in the presence of the State Board, where they have to prove their skills in pharmaceutical sciences (both practical and theoretical).... [-]

Hungary Pécs
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German
Full-time
5 years
Campus
University of Georgia - College of Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students initiate and drive cutting-edge research that with supporting studies, position them to be new leaders in the advancement of their f ... [+]

Admission to School of CMB Graduate Programs

In addition to College of Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. requirements, the School of CMB has the following admission guidance and requirements:

Consideration is given particularly to the following components of the application: GRE and other test scores, undergraduate Grade Point Average, the student’s Statement of Purpose (SOP), and letters of recommendation. Quality students who have completed a B.S. degree in a non-engineering field such as Physics, Chemistry or Biology and who have completed mathematics through differential equations will be considered for admission to the School’s graduate program. These students typically are required to complete 3-4 additional engineering courses at the onset of their graduate education which will be determined by the School Curriculum Committee in coordination with the College Graduate Admissions and Advisory Committee. Change of major from M.S. to Ph.D.: a) each GRE score must be at least 150 (verbal and quantitative), b) Ph.D. entrance requirements must be met, c) adequate progress in the M.S. must be demonstrated, d) the undergrad GPA must be at least 3.0 (or its equivalent), and e) a compelling case for the change must be given. Overview ... [-]
USA Athens
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Union University

The challenges facing the health care community in the 21st century are numerous, and practitioners will need excellent pharmaceutical, professional and ethical training. ... [+]

At Union University, be transformed.

The challenges facing the health care community in the 21st century are numerous, and practitioners will need excellent pharmaceutical, professional and ethical training. Union University's commitment to integrating rigorous academics with a Christian worldview is exemplified in the credentials of the College of Pharmacy faculty.

Academic Program

We challenge our students with courses in non-prescription drugs and human gross anatomy during the first semester. They experience human patient simulator technology within the first-year curriculum. Class size is kept small in order to enhance personal interaction with professors, some of the finest Christian scholars in the field.... [-]

USA Jackson
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Long Island University

LIU Pharmacy — The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences — offers a six-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program to prepare student ... [+]

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LIU Pharmacy — The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences — offers a six-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program to prepare students for entry-level pharmacy practice. The Doctor of Pharmacy is classified as a "doctor's degree-professional practice" by the U.S. Department of Education. The program consists of two years of pre-professional studies (offered through LIU Brooklyn's Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) and four years of professional studies.

Dramatic changes taking place in the health-care system are creating many new and exciting roles for pharmacists. The pharmacist is now not only responsible for the safe and effective distribution of prescription and nonprescription medication but is also assuming the role of pharmaceutical therapy advisor and manager, having increasingly more patient-care responsibilities.... [-]

USA New York
September 2020
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Georgia Southern University

The Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) program at Georgia Southern University will prepare you to be effective public health professional. Whether you’re a full-time stude ... [+]

Doctor of Public Health, Dr.P.H. – Statesboro

Degree Requirements: 60 Credit Hours

Our doctorate degree in public health will prepare you for broad-based public health practice through advanced courses in: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health services administration and social and behavioral sciences.

Because public health is an interdisciplinary field with several career options, graduates can pursue several careers, such as: healthcare administrator, university or college professor, health policy analyst, biostatistician and epidemiologist.

The DrPH is a 60-credit hour degree program and is designed to be completed in three or four years. See the DrPH Plans of Study. In addition to coursework, students complete a 300-hour preceptorship and are required to prepare, complete and successfully defend a dissertation.... [-]

USA Statesboro
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Our Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (ELOTD) is designed for students entering with a degree in a field other than OT. ... [+]

Matthias Zomer / Pexels

Our Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (ELOTD) is designed for students entering with a degree in a field other than OT. Students will experience an exciting program combining a diverse curriculum, research, service learning, and fieldwork. Our program prepares students to graduate as a generalist, ready to work in any area of the field while fostering leadership skills, allowing our students to emerge as top practitioners and researchers in occupational therapy. We believe that our program can teach our students to be Empowered, Innovative, Educated and Inspired in the profession of occupational therapy.

Learning Objectives

In the tradition of Tufts University and the Boston School of Occupational Therapy we strive to Educate, Inspire, Innovate, and Empower:... [-]

USA Medford
May 2020
Full-time
9 semesters
Campus
George Washington University - School of Medicine and Health Sciences Online

The online Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy is designed for licensed occupational therapists who hold a prior master's degree in any field. The program prepares ... [+]

The online 36 credit Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program is designed for licensed occupational therapists who hold a master's degree in any field. The program prepares you to explore new specializations, develop occupational therapy curriculum, and lead within the field through both teaching and practice. You'll graduate ready to apply critical thinking, analytic, and communication skills to resolve occupational performance issues; exhibit leadership in transdisciplinary teams, and contribute to evidence-based occupational therapy in post-acute settings.

Why GW's online Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy? Individualized Attention: Experience a program with some ... [-]
USA Washington
August 2020
Part-time
Online
University of Bradford

Apply to study your PhD at the Bradford School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, which encompasses multidisciplinary research in the Centre of Pharmaceutical Engineering ... [+]

Apply to study your PhD at the Bradford School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, which encompasses multidisciplinary research in the Centre of Pharmaceutical Engineering Science and is also research active in the following areas:

Education Innovation Research & Development Medicines Development and Pharmaceutical Sciences Medicines Optimisation Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Institute of Cancer Therapeutics

You are welcome to contact the listed supervisors before submitting your applications - contact details are listed under each project.

The most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) rated 92% of our research as of international quality/world-leading.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
October 2020
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus