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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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University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Occupational therapy is a vibrant health profession that involves the assessment and treatment of individuals whose ability to perform their daily occupations are threate ... [+]

Overview

Occupational therapy is a vibrant health profession that involves the assessment and treatment of individuals whose ability to perform their daily occupations are threatened or impaired by developmental disability, physical disability, psychosocial dysfunction, sensory impairment, or the aging process. The occupational therapy process involves the prevention or correction of physical, developmental, or emotional problems that affect the occupational performance of the individual. The goal of occupational therapy is to assist the patient in the performance of activities that provide meaning to her or his life.

Occupational therapists serve patients of all ages in a variety of settings including rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, public schools, psychiatric hospitals, daycare facilities, sheltered workshops, homes, community agencies, and industrial sites.... [-]

USA San Antonio
January 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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
Open Enrollment
8 weeks
Online
National University of Health Sciences

At National University, students are broadly educated and extensively trained in evidence-based medicine to provide whole health healing to patients. Students study in an ... [+]

Program Overview

At National University, students are broadly educated and extensively trained in evidence-based medicine to provide whole health healing to patients. Students study in an integrative learning environment alongside other natural healthcare focused professions. Students are well prepared to become first-contact, primary care physicians, ready to diagnose, treat and manage a wide range of patients and conditions.

Curriculum

You can earn your Doctor of Chiropractic degree in as little as ten trimesters at our Illinois campus or our Florida site. 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. Throughout the program, you will learn how to master a variety of chiropractic adjustments through our diversified technique curriculum, which also includes flexion-distraction technique. ... [-]

USA Lombard Saint Petersburg
January 2020
Full-time
40 months
Campus
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
August 2019
Full-time
5 years
Campus
Tulane University - Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (School of Medicine)

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA New Orleans
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Cleveland
March 2019
Full-time
3 - 5 
Campus
Ponce Health Sciences University

The goal of the DrPH in Epidemiology is to educate professionals with knowledge, skills, and abilities in the development of an epidemiological methodology that will be a ... [+]

The goal of the DrPH in Epidemiology is to educate professionals with knowledge, skills, and abilities in the development of an epidemiological methodology that will be applied to health needs including the identification of risk factors, clinical research, programs assessment, prevention, protection, and treatment of diseases.

The DrPH is awarded after the successful completion of an interdisciplinary 63-credits curriculum. Students take a comprehensive test at the end of the second year. An original research of significant contribution to the scientific knowledge or epidemiological application in a particular health field must be completed during the final years of the program.

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Puerto Rico Ponce
July 2019
Full-time
5 years
Campus
The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science

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 knowle ... [+]

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). ... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 6 years
Campus
MAHSA University

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, ... [+]

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.... [-]

Malaysia Shah Alam Kuala Lumpur
January 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies

Area: life and health sciences ... [+]

Area: life and health sciences Ecosystems and biodiversity management Molecular biology and cellular biotechnology One health Ecosystems and biodiversity management

Learning objective aimed to merge scientific and technical expertise from different fields of environmental studies in order to offer disciplinary and interdisciplinary training at national and international level.

Based on a long lasting tradition for research in Plant and Animal taxonomy; Geobotany; Plant ecology; Wildlife and herbivores management; Genetics and population approach; Assessment, evaluation and management of natural resources, including biological monitoring, the curriculum encompasses all the level of bio-ecological organization.... [-]

Italy Camerino
November 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University's Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP) guides advanced-practice registered nurses, nurse informaticists and nurse leaders in applying current ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
Part-time
Campus
Online
Pacifica Graduate Institute

This doctoral specialization cultivates an integrative approach to professional development in the art and science of therapeutic practice. Working with leading faculty, ... [+]

Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with Specialization in Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices

Classes begin mid-September

An innovative doctoral specialization that re-imagines approaches to the therapeutic practice, enhances and supports the individuation work of students, and integrates the essential perspectives of depth psychology and applied healing traditions.

About Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices

This doctoral specialization cultivates an integrative approach to professional development in the art and science of therapeutic practice. Working with leading faculty, Pacifica students engage in a journey of personalized education that fosters advanced therapeutic skills and practices, and which supports them in making important and original scholarly contributions to their fields.... [-]

USA Carpinteria Santa Barbara
September 2019
Full-time
3 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 ... [+]

About

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 2019
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
September 2019
Full-time
5 years
Campus
Perdana University

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 ... [+]

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 ... [-]
Malaysia Serdang
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus