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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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Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice

Sacred Heart University Online
Online Full time Part time 3 years Open Enrollment USA Fairfield + 1 more

The online Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program offered by Sacred Heart University infuses practice-focused doctoral education with innovation and practical clinical research and scholarship. [+]

Graduates of this program are prepared to transform practice, lead and engage in practical, clinically focused scholarship and research. The Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing practice degree is a clinical doctorate requiring the completion of a scholarly project focusing on clinical nursing practice. Graduates will be experts in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating healthcare delivery systems and will be prepared to lead at the highest clinical and executive ranks.

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Doctor Of Nursing Practice With An Emphasis In Educational Leadership

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Part time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 3 more

The DNP in nursing education program encourages students to engage with populations from the values-based perspective of a Christian worldview and understand the effects of various worldviews on cultures, patient care and healing, within current healthcare systems. [+]

Offered By: College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Overview

Pursue a DNP in Nursing Education to Improve Patient OutcomesThe Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership, within the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, prepares nurse leaders to design and implement evidence-based strategies for practice that improve healthcare education delivery, patient outcomes and educational programs. Emphasis is placed on employing methods of curriculum design and development, applying teaching strategies and designing assessments to evaluate teaching and learning outcomes. The DNP in nursing education program encourages students to engage with populations from the values-based perspective of a Christian worldview and understand the effects of various worldviews on cultures, patient care, and healing, within current healthcare systems.... [-]


Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.)

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

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.

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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.

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PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Ponce Health Sciences University
Campus Full time 5 years July 2018 Puerto Rico Ponce

The Psychology Program seeks to develop a new generation of Clinical Psychologists capable of performing excellently in different clinical settings. The Program ascribes to a bio-psychosocial systemic model and follows a practitioner/scholar educational model. 

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The Psychology Program seeks to develop a new generation of Clinical Psychologists capable of performing excellently in different clinical settings. The Program ascribes to a bio-psychosocial systemic model and follows a practitioner/scholar educational model. It prepares Clinical psychologists able to competently integrate the professional knowledge, skills attitudes, and values that serve as the foundation of clinical practice in the supply of evidence-based training experience.

Curriculum

Psychology Internship Consortium Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) Present evidence of the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from a college level institution accredited by the PR Council of Education or by a US accrediting organization with a minimum of 15 credits in psychology including the following courses: Course Credits General Psychology 3 Developmental Psychology 3 Abnormal Psychology (Psychopathology) 3 Experimental Psychology (or Scientific Research) 3 Statistics 3 GPA – 3.00 or above (on a four-point scale) GRE minimum score of 279 or EXADEP minimum score of 500, no more than five years old. www.ets.org Submit the following documents: Official transcript from all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate) Three letters of recommendation written by professors or individuals familiar with the applicant’s professional work and skills using the format provided with the application form. Official scores of GRE or EXADEP www.ets.org Certificate of No Penal Record (Criminal Background Check) A non-refundable USD$80.00 application fee ... [-]

Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Program

National University of Health Sciences
Campus Full time 40 months May 2018 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 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.... [-]


Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program at CIIS

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The PsyD Program at CIIS is unique. Located in the heart of San Francisco, ours was the first accredited university in North America to offer programs that connect the insights of Western psychology with Eastern spirituality. [+]

The Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program at CIIS

The PsyD Program at CIIS is unique. Located in the heart of San Francisco, ours was the first accredited university in North America to offer programs that connect the insights of Western psychology with Eastern spirituality. We continue today to present a dynamic clinical psychology curriculum that combines the latest scientific research with the world's great wisdom traditions. We believe that such a synthesis permits a deep understanding of the human condition, as well as insight into the most effective ways of helping those in need.

The PsyD Program is carefully designed to prepare students for practice-focused careers in clinical psychology. As a member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), our practitioner-scholar training model provides broad and general education in clinical psychology that, in addition, integrates depth-psychological, societal, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of human experience into the curriculum.... [-]


Doctor of Nursing Practice

University of North Carolina Wilmington Online
Online Full time Part time 5 - 8 semesters September 2018 USA USA Online + 1 more

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused doctoral degree earned by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The DNP serves as a clinical leader in transforming care of the individual, the community, and the healthcare system. UNCW's DNP is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in as few as five semesters. [+]

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused doctoral degree earned by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The DNP serves as a clinical leader in transforming the care of the individual, the community, and the healthcare system. UNCW's DNP is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in as few as five semesters. We also offer you the opportunity to specialize in nursing education, transcultural nursing, nurse executive leadership, or technology and informatics. This program is pending approval by SACSCOC.

Admission Requirements: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Students will be admitted to the DNP program by recommendation of the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee based upon eligibility requirements and available resources. Under most circumstances, students admitted to the program will have met the following requirements:... [-]


PhD in Kinanthropology

Palacky University
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Olomouc

The doctoral study programme in kinantropology focuses on study and research in the field of adapted physical activity according to the preferences of each individual post-graduate student. [+]

In the field of kinanthropology there are following areas of specialization according to the orientation of the individual applicant:

Anthropomotorics Adapted Physical Activities Biomechanics Didactics of Physical Education and Sport Philosophy and Sociology of Physical Culture Exercise Physiology Functional Anthropology Exercise and Sport Psychology Recreology Senzomotorics and Pathokinesiology

Center for Kinanthropology Research

Center for Kinanthropological Research was established in 1st of January 2005 at the Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky Univerzity in Olomouc. It focuses on research in the field of physical activity and inactivity in relation to lifestyle and health of Czech inhabitants. It is composed as an interdisciplinary workplace. At the same time it has coordinating and consultating function in the sphere of monitoring PA for central European countries.... [-]


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 Genomics and Precision Medicine

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

HBKU’s Genomics and Precision Medicine (GPM) programs are multidisciplinary graduate programs that have been designed to prepare the next generation of professionals and leaders, who will help implement the use of precision and personalized medicine in the healthcare system. [+]

Qatar is well positioned to become a world leader in the provision of healthcare services, but to do so it needs to ensure that the next generation of healthcare professionals possess the knowledge and skills required to make the most of the recent scientific developments – technological developments that are enabling experts to understand the biology of individuals at the molecular and genomic level as never before.

Mindful of the need to bring fresh thinking to graduate programs in the life sciences, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) has created programs that, in a world first, provide advanced teaching across all aspects of genomics and precision medicine alongside extensive hands-on research and practical experience.... [-]


PhD in Public Health

Walden University
Online Full time Part time 72 months September 2018 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 2 more

Gain an understanding of the medical, social, ethical, and economic factors that affect community health through Walden’s PhD in Public Health program. This research-focused program gives you access to a diverse network of experienced faculty members and students, preparing you with the tools you need to influence social policy. Position yourself to pursue leadership positions in academia or roles in the public or private sector. [+]

Gain an understanding of the medical, social, ethical, and economic factors that affect community health through Walden’s Ph.D. in Public Health program. This research-focused program gives you access to a diverse network of experienced faculty members and students, preparing you with the tools you need to influence social policy. Enhance your influence as a scholar-practitioner and position yourself to pursue leadership positions in academia or roles in the public or private sector.

The Ph.D. in Public Health program has two tracks designed to match your academic background and interests. Track I, a shorter path to the Ph.D., is available to students who hold a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Track II is available to students who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in a discipline other than public health.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Doctor of Nursing Science

Kennesaw State University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 2 more

The Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS), accredited by SACS, is designed to prepare nurse educators and scholars for leadership roles in nursing education, health policy related to vulnerable populations, and applied research. [+]

Overview

The Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS), accredited by SACS, is designed to prepare nurse educators and scholars for leadership roles in nursing education, health policy related to vulnerable populations, and applied research. The graduate will function as a nurse leader with expertise in nursing and healthcare phenomena related to evidence-based practice, the investigative skills of an applied researcher, and the leadership skills for influencing health care systems, particularly related to population-based health disparities.

The curriculum focuses on nursing education and health policy within the context of health disparities and population-based health care. Coursework will prepare the graduate to evaluate and influence nursing practice and health care delivery systems and to educate the next generation of nurses through various faculty roles.... [-]