Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.)
The Doctorate of Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.) program is distinguished by its interdisciplinary approach to graduate study. The program will prepare practicing health care professionals to assume leadership roles in the academic and/or clinical and research settings. The degree will also prepare graduates to develop and implement solutions to the health issues of our society and to teach in academic and clinical settings. Our curriculum has a strong focus on pedagogy within health professions and is very interdisciplinary in nature.
The mission of the D.H.Sc. program is to prepare professionals from health and health related fields as leaders, educators, researchers and scholars that will solve problems creatively, integrate appropriate technologies and basic principles of ethics and cultural sensitivity within all professional activities to address state, national and global health problems.
The outcomes for the D.H.Sc. program include students’ ability to:
- Demonstrate pedagogically sound instructional and facilitation skills
- Demonstrate the ability to develop effective curriculum in their area of study
- Demonstrate competency in written, oral, and electronic communication
- Plan and conduct an original research study
- Disseminate the results of original work orally during the final dissertation defense
- Disseminate the results of original work through a written dissertation
- Engage in inter-professional practice and research
- Collaborate with others to initiate and promote positive change in the health field and profession
- Develop grant proposals to secure funding for programs and research
The online Doctorate of Health Sciences program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.
The program requires at least one campus visit each semester with the qualifying examination, dissertation proposal and final defenses taking place face to face on the Indiana State University campus.
Financial Aid & Assistance
Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.
In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.
Students also may be eligible for graduate assistantships within the department
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The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.