PhD

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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.

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EdD Health and Human Performance

Concordia University Chicago - Exercise Science Graduate Degree Online Programs
Online 8 weeks Open Enrollment USA River Forest

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. [+]

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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.... [-]


PhD in Clinical Social Work

The Institute for Clinical Social Work
Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2019 USA Chicago + 2 more

ICSW’s doctoral program, with both Onsite and Distance Learning options, emphasizes the application of psychodynamic theory to a broad range of practice settings. [+]

Overview

ICSW’s doctoral program, with both Onsite and Distance Learning options, emphasizes the application of psychodynamic theory to a broad range of practice settings.

Students combine their professional pursuits and educational goals to engage in intensive research and case-based clinical training under the guidance of close faculty mentorship.

ICSW’s doctoral graduates move on to become experts in the field of clinical social work through service, research, and practice. Students are prepared to extend their careers in a wide range of professional settings serving diverse communities, including:

community mental health agencies academia the court system child welfare medical settings administration primary, middle, and secondary schools private clinical practice agencies serving marginalized populations substance abuse treatment settings private mental-health agencies Program ... [-]

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

National University of Health Sciences
Campus Full time 40 months January 2019 USA Lombard Saint Petersburg + 1 more

The doctor of naturopathic medicine program at National University focuses on teaching traditional naturopathic philosophy and clinical theory rather than simply naturopathic methods and modalities. Naturopathic philosophy focuses on treating the individual, not simply the disease or diagnosis, and treating holistically which means looking at all the factors that comprise health with the ultimate goal of restoring balance and supporting the natural healing process. [+]

Program Overview

The doctor of naturopathic medicine program at National University focuses on teaching traditional naturopathic philosophy and clinical theory rather than simply naturopathic methods and modalities. Naturopathic philosophy focuses on treating the individual, not simply the disease or diagnosis, and treating holistically which means looking at all the factors that comprise health with the ultimate goal of restoring balance and supporting the natural healing process.

Curriculum

You can earn your Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree in as little as 10 trimesters. Students attend school year round and may complete the program in three years and four months. National University's distinctive and innovative curriculum provides you with a comprehensive base in human biology and anatomy and extensive hands-on training in diagnosis and treatment--we train you to think like a physician. ... [-]


Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner

University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions
Online Campus Full time 24 - 54 months August 2019 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a variety of track options providing one-of-a-kind opportunities for interprofessional collaboration. [+]

The School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a variety of track options providing one-of-a-kind opportunities for interprofessional collaboration.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree prepares registered nurses (RNs) to take on greater leadership roles. The curriculum combines nursing, business, informatics, and healthcare administration coursework with advanced practice in clinical settings. Graduates join the workforce with the skills to improve models of health care delivery, evaluate clinical outcomes, identify and manage the health care needs of diverse populations, and use technology and information to transform the field.

The curriculum is rigorous and gives students the opportunity to gain exposure to diverse perspectives, to be immersed in theory and research, and to obtain a critical understanding of professional practice issues.... [-]


MBBS in Stomatology

Kursk State Medical University
Campus Full time 5 years February 2019 Russia Russia Online

The faculty offers a five-year program of Stomatology. The teaching-learning process is meant to emphasize the development of practical competence. Careful attention is given to the development of the students' personality and work habits, stressing on a personal skill that are key factors for successful careers. [+]

The faculty of Stomatology was opened at Kursk State Medical University in 1997. At present more than 300 students are currently being trained at the faculty.

The faculty offers a five-year program of Stomatology. The teaching-learning process is meant to emphasize the development of practical competence. Careful attention is given to the development of the students' personality and work habits, stressing on a personal skill that are key factors for successful careers.

Curriculum

Students are taught general subjects (chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, anatomy, physiology etc.) during the first and second academic years. Later, more attention is given to newly emerging fields in the study of pharmacy: molecular biology, biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, and biopharmaceutics. The clinical aspects of modern pharmacy are given a stronger emphasis each year. The study program includes 6 months of practical training at both public and hospital pharmacies.... [-]


Doctor of Chiropractic Degree

Logan University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 USA Chesterfield

Logan University’s Doctor of Chiropractic degree curriculum strives to be evidence-informed and outcome-based in order to create practice-ready Doctors of Chiropractic. The Logan education is based on an academic curriculum that is grounded in the Logan tradition and infused with current research, technology, and proven practices to educate tomorrow’s chiropractor. [+]

Logan University’s Doctor of Chiropractic degree curriculum strives to be evidence-informed and outcome-based in order to create practice-ready Doctors of Chiropractic. The Logan education is based on an academic curriculum that is grounded in the Logan tradition and infused with current research, technology, and proven practices to educate tomorrow’s chiropractor. Students are introduced early on to a variety of topics, allowing integration of the classroom coursework with hands-on clinical practice. Logan students spend 40% of their time in their first year in hands-on clinical skills courses. By offering students hands-on experience early in their education with a broad diversity of clinical immersion opportunities, Logan graduates are confident and better prepared.... [-]


PhD Biomedical Sciences

Tulane University - Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (School of Medicine)
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA New Orleans

Tulane’s Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences takes an interdisciplinary approach to graduate education and research. There are many ways to shape your Tulane experience to fit your needs and career goals, and our program has an array of options to accelerate, customize, and enrich your education and, ultimately, your career. The program is dynamic, giving you an array of controls that allows you to heavily customize your experience here to suit you. [+]

Tulane’s Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences takes an interdisciplinary approach to graduate education and research. There are many ways to shape your Tulane experience to fit your needs and career goals, and our program has an array of options to accelerate, customize, and enrich your education and, ultimately, your career. The program is dynamic, giving you an array of controls that allows you to heavily customize your experience here to suit you.

Tulane brings together some of the nation’s most talented young people with nationally- and internationally-recognized teachers and researchers: all in the context of a vibrant city replete with opportunities both in and out of the lab and classroom. Whatever studies you pursue, your learning will intersect with the city’s unique mix of influences- ethnic, musical, architectural, geographical, commercial, political, environmental, and social. Beyond the classroom and lab, Tulane also provides you with multiple opportunities for career development and possible career exploration, both in and outside of academia. As a Tulane graduate student, you will find unmatched opportunities: opportunities to pursue ideas and work that matters to others, and opportunities to grow and mature.... [-]


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Campus Full time 3 - 5  March 2019 USA Cleveland

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing created the first practice doctorate in nursing in 1979 to allow nurses to build upon their clinical expertise and expand their education in doctoral-­level leadership and research. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is now recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing as the highest level of preparation for clinical nursing. [+]

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing created the first practice doctorate in nursing in 1979 to allow nurses to build upon their clinical expertise and expand their education in doctoral-­level leadership and research. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is now recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing as the highest level of preparation for clinical nursing. DNP graduates apply their education and expertise in leadership roles on the front lines of nursing, in clinical practice, administration, teaching and research, and health policy design and development. At Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, students have a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country as they share ideas and experiences.... [-]


PhD in Pharmacy

MAHSA University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Malaysia Shah Alam Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

The Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy is an elite, multi-disciplinary postgraduate degree programme tailored for candidates who are looking to go into research, education, consultation, or any other specialisation in Pharmacy. [+]

Programme Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy is an elite, multi-disciplinary postgraduate degree programme tailored for candidates who are looking to go into research, education, consultation, or any other specialisation in Pharmacy.

A qualification which creates almost unlimited opportunities in almost any field, MAHSA University’s PhD in Pharmacy is one of the foremost Doctorate programmes and one of the very few advanced degrees in Pharmacy available in the country.

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy candidates who graduate from MAHSA will have secured their place among Malaysia’s most elite academicians, the recognition of any reputable institution of higher learning, medical institution, or advanced research facility in the world. They will be ready to prove their worth, and so much more.... [-]


PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Ponce Health Sciences University
Campus Full time 5 years July 2019 Puerto Rico Ponce

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Sciences is an integrated, interdepartmental program in the basic biomedical sciences that seeks to provide students with a broad-based two-year core curriculum followed by advanced courses and dissertation research leading to a Ph.D. degree.

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The Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Sciences is an integrated, interdepartmental program in the basic biomedical sciences that seeks to provide students with a broad-based two-year core curriculum followed by advanced courses and dissertation research leading to a Ph.D. degree. The Program reflects the interest of the Institution to promote the formation of professionals in the biomedical sciences. The degree is awarded after successful completion of an interdisciplinary core curriculum in biomedical sciences, which includes Histology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Pharmacology, and electives in special topics. Students must also complete an original research project that significantly contributes to the scientific knowledge in a particular field. Registration, orientation period and commencement of classes take place in second half of July.... [-]


The International MSc and Ph.D Program in Molecular Medicine

Shenzhen University
Campus Full time 3 - 6 years September 2019 China Shenzhen

The program aims at understanding molecular mechanisms of human diseases, including cancer, aging-related disease, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic disease as well as training of the next generation of researchers at the highest standards. [+]

The International MSc and Ph.D. Program in Molecular Medicine

The international MSc and Ph.D. Program in Molecular Medicine of the Shenzhen University School of Medicine (SZUSOM) announces open positions for graduate students. The program aims at understanding molecular mechanisms of human diseases, including cancer, aging-related disease, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic disease as well as training of the next generation of researchers at the highest standards. The program is recruiting 10-15 Ph.D. candidates and 20-30 MSc candidates for enrollment in September 2017. On average, it takes 3 years or 3-6 years to obtain an MSc degree or a Ph.D. degree, respectively.

Shenzhen University is the only comprehensive university fully supported by the Shenzhen municipal government. Shenzhen is an international city of innovation in China. It locates just across the bay of from HongKong, with a subtropical monsoon climate and clean air yearlong. The SZUSOM retains an internationally competitive faculty, information of the potential mentors of this program is available on our website.... [-]


Doctoral Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Campus Part time 3 years September 2019 Ireland Dublin China Guangzhou + 2 more

This part-time course is designed to enable TCM professionals to gain a fully-recognised Doctoral Degree from a leading Chinese Medicine University in China while mainly working and living in Ireland/Europe during the majority of the post-graduate degree programmes. This is a rare opportunity to undertake high level post-graduate study in Chinese Medicine from a European base with only a minimum number of... [+]

Doctoral Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Doctor of Chinese Medicine specialising in:

Acupuncture Medical Qigong or Chinese Herbal Medicine Objectives

As stated in the Agreement between Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine:

To promote the development of Higher Education in the field of Chinese Medicine To provide quality TCM medical services, to people in many different localities, by educating senior TCM professionals to Masters or Doctoral degree level

The course is designed to enable TCM professionals to gain a fully-recognised Masters or Doctoral Degree from a leading Chinese Medicine University in China while mainly working and living in Ireland/Europe during the majority of the post-graduate degree programmes. This is a rare opportunity to undertake high level post-graduate study in Chinese Medicine from a European base with only a minimum number of requisite visits to Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Perdana University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2019 Malaysia Serdang + 1 more

Perdana University aims to provide the highest level of training by thesis to our Ph.D. candidates in the health sciences in order to strengthen the teaching and research capacity both nationally and globally. [+]

Highly trained and specialized scientists are of paramount importance for the generation of knowledge for a better understanding of the various aspects of the health sciences industry as well as to improve the design of appropriate health policies in Malaysia and globally. Perdana University aims to provide the highest level of training by thesis to our Ph.D. candidates in the health sciences in order to strengthen the teaching and research capacity both nationally and globally.

Uniqueness of the Programme Diverse and unique exploration areas Faculty with clinical and research experience Access to international network of health science experts and clinicians Benefits of the Programme ... [-]

Doctor Of Nursing Practice

Grand Canyon University
Online Campus Part time September 2019 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 3 more

Grand Canyon University's Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP) guides advanced-practice registered nurses, nurse informaticists and nurse leaders in applying current research to practice or system challenges to achieve a positive impact. [+]

Offered By: College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Overview

Become a Nursing ExecutiveGrand Canyon University's Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP) guides advanced-practice registered nurses, nurse informaticists and nurse leaders in applying current research to practice or system challenges to achieve a positive impact. Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are different from Ph.D. nursing programs, where nurses conduct original research to add to the body of academic theory and nursing knowledge. If you are a practice-focused leader, then a DNP is for you.

Offered through the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, our doctorate of nursing practice degree program consists of curriculum aligned to AACN essentials for DNP nursing. You do not have to leave your practice or organization to attend one or more residencies in the doctorate in a nursing program. Rather, through peer discussion and scholarly, in-depth application-based activities, you integrate and synthesize didactic learning into your current or desired future practice environment. These practice immersion activities are designed to help you meet your personal and professional goals while attaining the knowledge and skills appropriate for the highest level of nursing practice.... [-]


Doctoral of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus 4 - 6 years January 2019 USA Washington

The doctoral program in Biomedical Engineering is designed to prepare students for a career of creative scholarship by providing a broad but balanced background of knowledge and guidance in the performance of research. This interdisciplinary program provides coursework and research that draw on resources from across the School of Engineering and Applied Science. [+]

Biomedical Engineering

Program Overview

The Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering is designed to prepare students for application of engineering principles to problems in medicine and biology; to understand and model attributes of living systems, and to synthesize biomedical systems and devices. The program is strongly interdisciplinary, as students choose from a large array of areas of study across the university. The core faculty expertise includes cancer therapy, cardiac electrophysiology, biosensors, microfluidics, and ultrasound applications in medicine.

The Ph.D. program is based on the main campus in the heart of Washington, D.C., taking full advantage of the proximity to the School of Medicine, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the GW Hospital. These interactions are supplemented by collaborations with nearby clinical and research facilities, including Children’s National Health System and federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). ... [-]