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

About

The EdD 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 emphasizes a rigorous application of evidenced-based research, assessment, and scholarship as the basis for identifying and addressing issues arising out of the intersection of physical activity, health promotion, and human performance. The 61 credit hour program 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

The doctor of naturopathic medicine program at National University focuses on teaching traditional naturopathic philosophy and clinical theory rather than simply naturopa ... [+]

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. ... [-]

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
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
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
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
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
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
University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies

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.... [-]

Italy Camerino
November 2019
Full-time
3 years
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
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
Walden University

Through Walden’s Ph.D. in Health Services program, you can prepare for a leadership role in the field of healthcare. Expand your understanding of current health leg ... [+]

Through Walden’s Ph.D. in Health Services program, you can prepare for a leadership role in the field of healthcare. Expand your understanding of current health legislation, policy, and ethics and how they affect the nation’s healthcare system. Combine your interests in health services and public health and broaden your career options in public and private healthcare organizations.

Walden also offers an accelerated program, in which students who hold a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) have a shorter path to the Ph.D. in Health Services.

Specializations

Community Health Healthcare Administration Leadership Public Health Policy Self-Designed [-]
USA USA Online
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 8 years
Online
Hamad bin Khalifa University

The multidisciplinary, taught programs are tailored to focus on fields that are central to the long-term aspirations and needs of Qatar and the region. They have been des ... [+]

Doctoral program in applied areas of biological and biomedical sciences.

The mission of the Life Sciences Division at the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) is to perform outstanding basic and translational life sciences research while providing exceptional training to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. To this end, the division is home to the master’s and PhD programs in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), as well as the master’s and PhD programs in Genomics and Precision Medicine (GPM). The strength of these programs lies within the college’s exceptional students and faculty. CSE’s faculty members are international experts in their fields, and cover a wide range of interests, including the following: ... [-]

Qatar Doha
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 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