DHSc Admissions and Graduation Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Prior healthcare related experience required.*
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. Completed personal statement.
  5. Recommended cumulative GPA of >3.0.

*Prior healthcare related experience is required and is strongly considered in the admissions process. The DHSc is a post professional doctorate designed for health practitioners, public health professionals, healthcare educators, and healthcare related administrators from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds. In general students should be able to demonstrate the expert practice of a recognized healthcare related occupation at a professional level.

The successful applicant’s health profession may emphasize delivery of services to individuals (e.g., PA, PT, RN, LCSW, etc.) or be population-based (MPH, MHA). An appropriate level of professional practice is generally recognized by either health professions licensure (e.g., RN, PT), a national certification or registration (e.g., PA-C, RVT, RRT, CRNA, FACHE, CHES, CPH), a recognized health professions academic credential (e.g., M.P.H., M.S.N., M.S.W., M.H.A., M.B.A.), or a combination of the above.

Professional experience may be documented by an organizational chart demonstrating the applicant’s position within the organization and a letter of recommendation from a supervisor (current or former) attesting to the applicant’s level of responsibility within the organization. Other forms of documentation may include copies of licensure/certification or custom documentation from a healthcare related organization.

If applicants are unsure if their experience meets the criteria for admission to the DHSc they are strongly encouraged to contact the program staff for further consultation.

Admission Process

Applications will be accepted on a rolling admissions cycle. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an online/virtual interview. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. Following the interview process, applicants will be notified by the DHSc program of an admissions decision.

Notification will be through email as well as an official decision letter through US mail. Applicants may be accepted into the program prior to completion of a bachelor’s degree or required prerequisite courses; however, an offer of admission is contingent on meeting all admission requirements prior to matriculation.

Graduation Requirements

For the Doctor of Health Sciences degree, student earn at least 54 hours of credit, of which all must be at Campbell University. Students must complete the curriculum requirements with a grade of “B” or higher.

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