Is the PhD Health Sciences Program offered online?

The PhD Health Sciences Program is a face-to-face, on-campus learning doctorate. While select classes are offered online, the majority of learning is done in the classroom.

Academically, what does the average student who has been accepted to the program look like?

Accepted students demonstrate scholarly writing skills, scientific values and personal commitment to science, and have a Master’s Degree or equivalent in an area that provides foundational academic preparation in the proposed PhD Health Sciences area of concentration OR Bachelor’s Degree with exceptional promise, as indicated by research experience (such as evidence of writing or an undergraduate project, recommendations, GRE scores, and undergraduate GPA).

Do I have to take the GRE? How long are my GRE scores eligible? What is the minimum score requirement?

Completion of the GRE is required for admission. For tests taken on or after July 1, 2016, scores are reportable for five years following your test date. For tests taken prior to July 1, 2016, consult the GRE website. A combined GRE score (Verbal plus Quantitative) of 300 or greater is a requirement for admission.

When do I apply for admission? How often are applicants reviewed?

The PhD Health Sciences Program has rolling admissions and reviews. This means that applications are evaluated as they arrive (rather than all at once after a final deadline). As opposed to other programs that send admissions decisions on a specific date, the PhD Health Sciences Program sends out decisions regularly. You should consider the semester you intend to begin your study in the timing of your application.

Can I maintain a job while completing the PhD Health Sciences Program?

The PhD Health Sciences Program is an intensive and demanding program of study. While some students in the program maintain jobs outside of their studies, it is recommended that you consult with your major professor to consider what is feasible.

If I am not accepted at the time of application, what can I do to improve my chances to be reconsidered?

You are strongly encouraged to identify an area of research interest and a faculty member with an active research program in your area of interest to serve as your major professor. You should also consider how to improve upon all the elements of the admissions requirements.