The Doctor of Health Science program is designed to be an advanced doctoral degree program open to health professionals seeking leadership roles in education and/or clinical practice. The aim of the program is to prepare health professionals to be leaders in healthcare by acquiring skills as educators, administrators, members of research teams and advocates for best practice.
Coursework is predominantly online and may include onsite components arranged on preset weekdays or weekends during the curriculum, depending upon the student's topic of scholarship. Most of the coursework will be offered without pre- or co-requisites to maximize students' ability to balance their work and personal lives while completing the degree. Each student chooses an area of scholarship that matches the expertise of one of our faculty members; an arrangement that ensures optimal mentorship for the students.
The virtual, two-day Orientation will take place in September 16-17, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.
Questions? Please contact:
Dr. Sinclair Smith:
Sinclair Smith ScD: 267.359.5698
Cohort size is limited.
Submit your application now to be considered for the Fall 2020 start. Completed applications are reviewed upon receipt for early decisions.
Applicants are advised to identify their topic of scholarship interest and to review the list of Faculty Mentors to identify a potential fit with the mentor's area of research and expertise. Applicants are expected to reach out to potential Faculty Mentors to discuss shared research interests and potential collaboration prior to submitting an application to the program. Applicants should include information regarding the faculty mentor 'fit' and research topic in their personal statement.
Ellen Bass PhD, MS
Joan Bloch, PhD, CRNP, FAAN (not currently accepting students)
Lisa Chiarello PT, PhD (not currently accepting students)
Beth Chiatti PhD, RN, CTN, CSN
Fran Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
Diane D. DePew DSN, RN-BC
Danielle Devine PhD, RN
Jonathan Deutsch, PhD
Abby Dougherty, PhD, NCC, LPC (not currently accepting students)
Ellen Feld, MD, FACP
Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MCHES (not currently accepting students)
Ellen Giarelli, EdD, RN, MS, CRNP
Maryanne Godshall PhD, RN, CCRN, CPN, CNE
Karen Goldschmidt, PhD, RN
Sherry Goodill, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC (not currently accepting students)
Jodie L. Haak PhD
Chalice Rhodes, PhD, LPC, NCC
Margery Lockard, PT, PhD, MS, BA (not currently accepting students)
Marylou McHugh EdD, CNE, RN
Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD (not currently accepting students)
Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, MHSA
Jennifer Nasser, PhD, RD (not currently accepting students)
Carol Okupniak DNP, RN-BC
Constance Perry, PhD (not currently accepting students)
Leland (Rocky) Rockstraw PhD, RN
Albert Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, CARN-AP, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN
Deanna Schaffer, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Deeptha Sukumar, PhD (not currently accepting students)
Stella L. Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM (not currently accepting students)
Denise Way DNP, MSN, RN
Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE-A, FASPAN, ANEF, FAAN
Mary Yost PhD, RN
*Seeking additional information regarding potential faculty mentors? Contact Dr. Fran Cornelius, 267.359.5694 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must possess a master's or clinical doctoral professional degree in a health profession.
Applicants must have a current, active US or Canadian license or credential to practice their discipline, where applicable. Additional materials/qualifications may be required depending upon the admitting department. Applicants would complete a standard graduate application including submission of the following:
- Copy of professional license (if applicable)
- College/university transcripts with minimal overall GPA of 3.0
- Two letters of recommendation from advisors, supervisors, professors, or mentors that can speak to the candidates contributions or potential contributions to the profession.
- CV or Resume
- Personal statement reflecting: