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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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.... [-]


Doctor of Physical Therapy

Briar Cliff University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Sioux City

Within a Catholic Franciscan University, with a tradition of service, caring and openness to all, broad intellectual background with career development, and encouragement of growth in self-awareness and in one’s relationship to others and to God, the mission of Briar Cliff University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is to pursue academic excellence in preparing the next generation of physical therapists to practice autonomously and respond to patient and societal needs of the region, including the underserved, by restoring, maintaining, and promoting optimal movement, activity participation, and wellness of clients. [+]

Our Mission

Within a Catholic Franciscan University, with a tradition of service, caring and openness to all, broad intellectual background with career development, and encouragement of growth in self-awareness and in one’s relationship to others and to God, the mission of Briar Cliff University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is to pursue academic excellence in preparing the next generation of physical therapists to practice autonomously and respond to patient and societal needs of the region, including the underserved, by restoring, maintaining, and promoting optimal movement, activity participation, and wellness of clients. By challenging students to provide skilled, reflective, ethical, legal, compassionate, culturally competent, interprofessional, evidence-based, and patient-centered care, graduates will be prepared to be effective leaders and health care providers within their communities and the ever-changing healthcare environment.... [-]


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). ... [-]


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. [+]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Ponce Health Sciences University
Campus Full time 5 years July 2019 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 ... [-]

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.... [-]


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 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.... [-]


PG Veterinary Medicine

Universitas Airlangga
Campus Full time 4 years July 2019 Indonesia Surabaya

The objective of this program is to prepare competitive graduates by having good skills to analyze and to solve the problems in animal reproduction, animal and aquatic infectious and non-infectious diseases, zoonosis, biosecurity and biosafety, one health system, and prepare a high professional doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM).

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Objective

To prepare competitive graduates by having good skills to analyze and to solve the problems in animal reproduction, animal and aquatic infectious and non-infectious diseases, zoonosis, biosecurity and biosafety, one health system, and prepare a high professional doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM).

Course Description

The study conducts an in-class activity, laboratory practice, clinical practice, and fieldwork. The bachelor in veterinary medicine curriculum is designed in 148 credits within 4 years study program, continued by 28 credit to complete the Professional Program for Veterinary Medicine. The master degree program is designed in Biological Reproduction (40 credits), Animal Infectious Disease and Veterinary Public Health (40 credits), Vaccinology and Immunotherapeutic (42 credits), and Agribusiness (40 credits). The Philosophy Doctoral program curriculum is completed in 42 credits.... [-]


Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PSYD)

University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions
Campus Full time 5 years August 2019 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.

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. ... [-]

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.... [-]


Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Medford + 1 more

The Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral (PPOTD) program at Tufts prepares occupational therapists to fulfill leadership roles that will make an impact on individuals and groups in society and the world in such areas as health, functioning, wellness, and quality of life. Graduates of the program will be prepared to implement leadership projects and disseminate results. This program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis and requires a total of 8 credits. [+]

Post-Professional OTD

The Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral (PPOTD) program at Tufts prepares occupational therapists to fulfill leadership roles that will make an impact on individuals and groups in society and the world in such areas as health, functioning, wellness, and quality of life. Graduates of the program will be prepared to implement leadership projects and disseminate results. This program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis and requires a total of 8 credits.

Eligibility:

Registered occupational therapists or candidates who are eligible for NBCOT Certification. Those not credentialed in occupational therapy at entry will be given provisional acceptance. NBCOT credentialing before entry into the PPD is strongly recommended.... [-]


PhD in Depth Psychology with Specialization in Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices

Pacifica Graduate Institute
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Carpinteria Santa Barbara + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Ph.D. in Nursing

Walden University
Online Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years September 2018 USA USA Online + 2 more

Advance your career as a nurse researcher, educator, or policymaker with Walden University’s research-focused PhD in Nursing program. [+]

Advance your career as a nurse researcher, educator, or policymaker with Walden University’s research-focused PhD in Nursing program. Through multidisciplinary projects with other doctoral students from various health disciplines, you can develop the skills to lead or collaborate with cross-functional healthcare teams and promote positive change.

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