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Experience Seton Hall University's Interdisciplinary Approach to the Ph.D. in Health Sciences

Distinguished by an interdisciplinary mentorship model approach to graduate study, the Ph.D. in Health Sciences, offered through the School of Health and Medical Sciences, is a graduate program for health professionals interested in pursuing an advanced degree at the doctoral level (PhD) with a strong focus on faculty mentored educational experiences. Seton Hall is one of only two schools in New Jersey to offer the Ph.D. in Health Sciences. It is also the largest program with a diverse group of highly skilled faculty.

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences program includes a broadly-based global health sciences core curriculum, allowing students to take courses with other health science professionals in such varied professions as nursing, hospital management, pharmaceutical, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology. The program requires a minimum of 60 credits beyond a Seton Hall master's degree (a minimum of 66 credits beyond a non-Seton Hall master's degree), or 48 credits beyond the clinical doctorate. For students with a baccalaureate degree, 92 credits are required.

Three program specialization tracks allow healthcare professionals to assume leadership roles as advanced practitioners, researchers, managers and educators:

  • Health Professions Leadership
  • Movement Science
  • Speech-Language Pathology

The core curriculum, taken by students in all tracks, provides an understanding of the healthcare delivery system and its role and importance within a variety of organizations. Additional courses in scientific writing, scientific inquiry, statistical methods and research design, also taken by all students, provide the tools necessary for the critical analysis of research and the scientific basis of investigation. Students along with their academic advisor design an individualized plan of study that meets their needs and interest within their chosen specialization track of concentrated study. Coursework is further enhanced through seminars, practicum, scholarly projects, research forum presentations and teaching experiences.

Innovative scheduling supports full or part-time study. Courses are uniquely structured to meet once per week in the evening. Small class sizes distinguish the classroom setting, allowing for positive faculty-student interactions.

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