Ph.D. in Health Sciences (Ph.D. HS)


The Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences emphasizes an inter-professional orientation to research and practice. It seeks to educate a wide range of individuals to teach, conduct research and practice in an ever more complex inter-professional world; it also seeks to respond to an increasing demand for faculty and practitioners who are prepared to function in fields grounded in information-driven, evidence-based practice.

The Ph.D. in Health Sciences is designed to:

  • accommodate full-time and part-time students from a wide range of professional and education backgrounds
  • link students with faculty based on a student's career and research interests
  • use a hybrid model of on-line course delivery and strategic face-to-face (f2f) sessions
  • make it possible for students to plan their graduate experience by providing an Admission-to-Graduation template that:
    • indicates the semester in which each core course is offered
    • provides the schedule of face-to-face (f2f) sessions
    • gives examples of course and milestone completion schedules for part time and full time students.

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PhD in Health Sciences
Dr. Daniel Boutin
Wirtz Hall 227

815-753-1939 (Dr. Boutin)
815-753-6169 (fax)