Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc)

Convenient 100% online courses in accelerated 8-week format

The Campbell University Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) degree program is the first program of its kind in North Carolina. The DHSc program is a 100% online, 54 credit-hour, interdisciplinary doctorate that equips post-professionals with skills and expertise to positively shape the future of healthcare and health-related organizations.

The program courses are 100% online and in a convenient accelerated 8-week format.

The program provides an interdisciplinary curriculum with a focus on practical application of modern health care delivery, rural health policy and public health ethics, health administration, and interprofessional education/practice that will prepare students to provide leadership, planning, innovation, and organizational improvement in colleges and universities, clinics, hospitals, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, non-profits, private industry, and other related healthcare-oriented organizations.

Application Process

Applications for classes starting Fall 2024 must be submitted and completed no later than July 12, 2024. Applications completed after that date will be considered for classes starting Fall 2025.

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Doctor of Health Sciences FAQ

No. The DHSc degree is a 100% online program.

Yes. The program provides an interactive online orientation, which all students are required to complete one week prior to the beginning of classes. The orientation has been designed to provide information to familiarize you with the technologies and resources available to you as you pursue your academic goal as well as offering the opportunity to meet your peers in a virtual setting.

In order to complete the program in three years, students should anticipate taking two (2) courses per semester. Courses are 8 weeks in length. Courses are offered every 8 weeks during the following academic terms; Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II and Summer.

To earn the DHSc degree you will complete a capstone research project based on your professional interests and area of concentration.

The DHSc program uses a rolling admissions process reviewing applications as they are received for a fall semester start.

This degree is designed to be completed in three years.

The Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Doctor of Health Sciences Program is  approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.