The PhD program in Health Related Sciences prepares students to develop solutions to complex health problems by conducting rigorous research and analyzing data. This program was designed for experienced working health professionals who are passionate about a particular subject and are ready to expand their understanding of that topic through research. Through this program, students have the opportunity to gain expert-level knowledge in their area of practice while learning research skills which can ultimately improve the health and well-being of their communities.

Our program focuses on practice-based and problem solving knowledge which is threaded throughout the curriculum in order to prepare students to become leaders in education, research, and administration upon graduation. The students entering the PhD in HRS program are not discipline or track dependent, which opens opportunities for people from various departments to be working on the same project in a collaborative manner. The PhD in HRS program structure is flexible and accommodating to working professionals from a variety of disciplines; we support students with up to date technology and educational designs that meet their needs. The curriculum is relevant, timely and meaningful.

Finally, the mission of the PhD in HRS Program supports the mission of the College of Health Professions in providing students with a high value education, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to be innovators in their field, conducting rigorous and fundable research, and having impact on the health and wellbeing of our communities.