Doctoral (PhD) Program in Health Related Sciences

The Doctoral (Ph.D.) Program in Health Related Sciences will provide experienced health professionals with advanced knowledge and skills so that they may assume positions in teaching, research and administration upon graduation. It offers a curriculum with an interdisciplinary core of courses with specialty tracks in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Gerontology, Health Administration, Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Patient Counseling, Physical Therapy, Radiation Sciences and Rehabilitation Leadership. The program emphasizes use of distance learning technologies combined with traditional didactic methods. The curriculum is relevant, timely and meaningful to a multidisciplinary cohort of students.

The Department of Patient Counseling strongly encourages hospital chaplains to contribute to the advancement of contemporary health services. The Patient Counseling track of the PhD in Health Related Sciences, the first of its kind in the United States, offers research education needed to develop and evaluate evidence-based interventions within a multidisciplinary health care environment.  Please explore our website for further information about our department, faculty and research expertise.