Admissions Requirements

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.

Applications for admission are accepted for the fall (August) semester. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by May 1.

Students must satisfy all general requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at ISU as stated in the Graduate Catalog.

Applicants must also satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • A master’s degree in health-related field.
  • A master’s level statistics course with a grade of B or better.
  • A master’s level research methods course with a grade of B or better.
  • A minimum graduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale on all graduate coursework attempted.

It must not be assumed that meeting minimal qualifications guarantees admission to the program.

Applicants must also provide the following information:

  • A written statement of purpose that addresses reasons this program was chosen.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are clearly qualified to comment on the applicant’s academic performance and likelihood of success in graduate school.
  • A current resume.