PhD in Health Sciences Online Research in the Health Sciences Field


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you an allied health professional seeking a terminal degree? Do you have a passion for teaching at the college level, helping people lead healthier lifestyles, serving patients in a clinical setting, or equipping athletes to perform at their best? If so, Liberty’s online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences can help you achieve excellence in your field. Whether you’re looking to pursue higher-level clinical roles, or you want to help train up the next generation of scientists and scholars, our health sciences program provides valuable training that can help prepare you for new roles and responsibilities.

Throughout this doctoral degree in health sciences, you’ll study advanced topics in leadership, research, and evidence-based practice. Our goal is to help build on your previous education and experience so you can pursue new job opportunities in the field of allied health. By completing our online PhD in Health Sciences, you can strengthen your effectiveness as a professor, scientist, scholar, or industry leader.

Partner with us and train to lead with excellence and integrity in teaching, research, service, and health care!

Throughout this program, you can learn how to conduct original research, serve diverse populations, and apply ethical principles to complex healthcare discussions. The core content of our doctoral degree in health sciences covers healthcare delivery systems, ethical issues, leadership strategies, risk management, and evidence-based practices in health sciences. You can also explore how to meet the needs of various learners and utilize effective methods for instruction and evaluation — strengthening your ability to teach at the college level.

Additionally, you’ll learn about quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistics as they relate to the health sciences discipline. By studying important literature in the field, you can prepare to conduct original research for your dissertation. The dissertation process provides an opportunity for you to contribute your own scholarly work to the base of knowledge in your field. You’ll also have the freedom to select a specialization and pursue a focused area of study that best matches your interests and career goals.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Healthcare communications specialist
  • Medical assistant
  • Nutritional consultant
  • Professor
  • Public health worker

At Liberty, you can customize your health sciences degree by selecting a specialization in the area that interests you the most.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Doctoral Full Time $595/Credit
Doctoral Part Time $650/Credit

Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees

Military Tuition Discount

We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want – at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity as you work toward your goal of reaching the pinnacle of your profession – for less.