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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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Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Program

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

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. [+]

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. ... [-]


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.... [-]


Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)

Five Branches University
Campus Full time Open Enrollment USA Santa Cruz San Jose

The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program is designed for licensed acupuncturists interested in developing advanced TCM knowledge and skills, achieving a medical specialization, and gaining valuable experience in research and teaching. [+]

Program Overview

The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program is designed for licensed acupuncturists interested in developing advanced TCM knowledge and skills, achieving a medical specialization, and gaining valuable experience in research and teaching.

Faculty

Receive extensive TCM academic and clinical training from renowned senior TCM practitioners and biomedicine experts from China, the U.S., and Europe.

Admissions

Five Branches University is currently accepting applications for the DAOM program. New students are accepted on a trimester basis in September, January, and May. Call us or request a catalog online.

Financial Aid

Our financial aid programs can assist you with the financial costs of a DAOM education, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, and room and board to attend the program three to four days each month.... [-]


Doctor of Health Administration (DHA)

A.T. Still University, Online
Online Full time Part time 3 - 7 years September 2018 USA Kirksville + 1 more

This 100% online program prepares health professionals to become innovative leaders and problem solvers within the healthcare industry. By blending the theoretical with the practical, the coursework provides students with the holistic knowledge needed to transition into careers that improve and influence healthcare administration systems. [+]

This 100% online program prepares health professionals to become innovative leaders and problem solvers within the healthcare industry. By blending the theoretical with the practical, the coursework provides students with the holistic knowledge needed to transition into careers that improve and influence healthcare administration systems.

Chair: Letha Williams, PhD Credits: 62 Cost/Credit: $1000 Total Cost: $62,000 Length: 3-4 years on average (7-year max)

Overview

The Doctor of Health Administration degree program at A.T. Still University (ATSU) prepares health professionals to become innovative leaders and problem solvers within the healthcare industry. By blending the theoretical with the practical, the coursework of this advanced doctorate of health administration degree program provides students with the holistic knowledge needed to transition into careers that improve and influence healthcare administration systems.... [-]


Doctoral Degrees Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PSYD)

University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions
Campus Full time 5 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

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. [+]

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.

Clinical Psychology PsyD from USF SONHP on Vimeo.

Stressing clinical practice, USF's PsyD 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.... [-]


PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Ponce Health Sciences University
Campus Full time 5 years July 2018 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.... [-]


Doctor of Chiropractic Degree

Logan University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Doctoral Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Campus Part time 3 years September 2018 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 Nursing Practice

Grand Canyon University
Online Campus Part time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 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.... [-]


PhD Program in Cognitive Sciences

National Chung Cheng University
Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Chia Yi

The all-English Ph.D. program in Cognitive Sciences (CS) at National Chung Cheng University (CCU) is a new doctoral program, formally established in 2013, created by the joint efforts among faculty members of Center for Research in Cognitive Sciences, [+]

About the Program

The all-English PhD program in Cognitive Sciences (CS) at National Chung Cheng University (CCU) is a new doctoral program, formally established in 2013, created by the joint efforts among faculty members of Center for Research in Cognitive Sciences, Department of Psychology, Graduate Institute of Linguistics, Department of Philosophy, Graduate Institute of Education, Department of Electrical Engineering, and Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering.

CCU has been playing a leading role in fostering and promoting cognitive sciences for more than a quarter of a century in Taiwan, and we are excited to announce the new degree-awarding Ph.D. program, which represents an interdisciplinary integration across many well-developed academic institutes and departments at CCU.... [-]


The International MSc and Ph.D Program in Molecular Medicine

Shenzhen University
Campus Full time 3 - 6 years September 2018 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.... [-]


PhD in Pharmacy

MAHSA University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Malaysia Selangor 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.... [-]


Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.)

University of Malta
Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 years October 2018 Malta Valletta

In addition to the taught component which is the same as that for the Master in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy, Pharm. D. students are expected to undertake a Doctoral Research Dissertation and an Advanced Experiential as outlined in the programme of study. [+]

PhD Degrees 2018.

The Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.) is a level 8 degree offered by the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta, Malta, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC), USA. The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta enjoys a long-standing history of experience in clinical pharmacy education and research while the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago ranks among the top colleges of pharmacy in the USA. This course is unique in that it combines the development and application of advanced clinical pharmacy skills with contextual research. Taught study-units are delivered jointly by both Universities.... [-]


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

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6 years September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

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). ... [-]


PhD in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology

University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies
Campus Full time 3 years November 2018 Italy Camerino

Area: chemical and pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology [+]

Area: chemical and pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology Chemical sciences Pharmaceutical sciences Chemical sciences

The PhD program in Chemical Sciences aims to train creative and competent scientists in the field of chemical and material sciences through the pursuit of scientifically important research problems.

The design, synthesis, characterization, and properties of new molecules and materials strongly demand sophisticated scientist at PhD level of education, bridging the gap between academy and industry.

The projects are also related to many of the priority themes of the European Research Council (ERC). The tutors have important collaborations at international level with academy and industry. These collaborations are essential to keep a top research level, but also they represent valid career opportunities for the Ph.D. students at the end of the formation period.... [-]