For requirements, objectives, or a more detailed description of the program, please see the graduate catalog
Whether you work in clinical practice as a nurse, a physician assistant, or some other practitioner or you help keep the wheels of modern medicine turning through a technical role, you have dedicated your life to helping others find the help and treatment they need to heal and live better lives. Now, you’re wondering if there is a way to extend your healing touch to help more people and whole communities. There is—through healthcare leadership opportunities, healthcare research, or health education.
Prepare to take the next step in your healing career with a Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) degree program from Keiser University. This program is filled with the theory, applied research, and skills you need to make a meaningful impact for the field of health science and healthcare.
Up to 18 credits of transfer credit
Career opportunities in healthcare administration, education, and more.
Financial aid for those who qualify**
** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.
* Time to completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.
The Doctor of Health Science degree provides healthcare professionals with the theory and skills to advance a career in health-related administration, teaching, or clinical practice. Doctoral students will be well positioned to effectively manage and help overcome the ongoing challenges of accessibility, cost, and quality in healthcare. The program provides current healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to excel in project management, decision-making, managing organizational behavior, setting standards based on evidence, and applying research to professional practice.
Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to succeed throughout their careers and their lives—whether that is in this health science doctorate or one of dozens of other graduate degrees. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer several learning options, including both on-campus and online delivery formats.
Through our DHSc program, we help doctoral students prepare to achieve career goals, whether that’s conducting research, teaching health science courses, or leading health initiatives or entire health systems.
Advance your management and educational skills in the field of healthcare with Keiser University’s Doctor of Health Science program. It prepares healthcare professionals like you to effectively manage diverse populations and the ongoing challenges of access, cost, and quality in healthcare in the communities you serve as well as to skillfully analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate proposed solutions to these challenges.
What You Can Expect to Learn
Keiser University’s DHSc program gives students the education needed to pursue healthcare administrative positions or to contribute to the field of health science through independent learning, scholarship, and research. Upon completion of the program, doctoral students will be able to:
Relevant master’s degree or doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
To receive a Doctor of Health Science degree, students must earn 60 graduate semester credit hours—at least 36 core credit hours, 9 credit hours in research, 12 credit hours in dissertation, and complete two doctoral residencies. Curriculum coursework includes:
Graduate Division Courses
|Foundations in Research Writing||3.0 credit hours|
|Management & Leadership Approaches||3.0 credit hours|
|Delivery of Health Care to Diverse and Vulnerable Populations||3.0 credit hours|
|Cultural and Ethical Influences on Global Health||3.0 credit hours|
|Global Health Policy||3.0 credit hours|
|Evidence-Based Medical Practice||3.0 credit hours|
|Health Care Finance||3.0 credit hours|
|Health Informatics||3.0 credit hours|
|Global Health Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Community Health Promotion and Disease Prevention||3.0 credit hours|
|Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Health Care||3.0 credit hours|
|Economics and Business Planning for Advanced Practice||3.0 credit hours|
|Methods & Analysis of Quantitative Research||3.0 credit hours|
|Survey Research Methods||3.0 credit hours|
|Mixed Methods||3.0 credit hours|
|Dissertation||12 credit hours (6 courses at 2 credits each)|
Note: Doctoral students must complete two residencies: one in the first year of the program and the second prior to dissertation.
Upon graduation from our Florida-based healthcare leadership program, you will have earned a Doctor of Health Science as well as gained the abilities you need to:
Through Keiser’s DHSc program, you will gain insights and hone abilities for project management, decision making, managing organizations, and instructing others in your specialty area of health science. You will also gain the skills and credentials needed to pursue career opportunities for:
If you’ve been looking for your healthcare career’s educational next step, such as a doctorate in health science, Keiser University has you covered. Our DHSc program offers the tools you need to pursue your goals, whether that’s in health education, research, or administration. Learn more about our Doctor of Health Science today by Requesting More Info now!
We understand that today’s students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.