Online PhD in Health Sciences – General Cultivating Health Innovators


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Beginning Fall 2024, this program will be renamed Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences – Healthcare Leadership.

Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences – General degree offers you the opportunity to earn a terminal credential that fits your academic and career goals. This program can help you pursue advanced roles in research, academia, and clinical settings. Additionally, our health sciences PhD can help equip you with the leadership skills needed to meet the diverse needs of the healthcare community. Whether you enjoy working with patients or training up the next generation of scientists and scholars, our doctoral degree in health sciences can help you become an industry leader.

In this program, you’ll explore advanced topics in risk management, evidence-based practice, cultural competency, and research methods. With the general track, you’ll have the freedom to select courses that align with your interests or that best support your dissertation topic. Our goal is to help you lead with excellence and integrity as you teach at the college level, conduct vital research in the field of allied health, or pursue higher-level positions in clinical and non-clinical settings.

Earn your health sciences PhD at Liberty and prepare to explore new opportunities in the field of allied health!

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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

At Liberty, you won’t need to put your life on hold to achieve your academic goals. We’ve designed our online health sciences degree with your success in mind. This program is offered 100% online, giving you the flexibility to complete your coursework from the comfort of your home. With our online learning platform, you can stay invested in your family, job, and community while taking the next step in your academic journey.

Throughout this health sciences program, you’ll learn from professors who have extensive experience working in academia, research, and health and human services settings. Our faculty are passionate about what they do, knowledgeable in their field, and committed to helping you gain the skills and credentials you need to take your career to the next level.

Liberty University is regionally accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Our programs have met rigorous academic standards and accreditation requirements — so you can pursue your degree with confidence. Additionally, our courses integrate ethical training with industry best practices, so you can prepare to lead with integrity in your field.

Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ. In keeping with this goal, we seek to train up ethical, value-driven professionals who can make a difference in their communities. If you are seeking a promotion or a pay raise, our doctoral degree in health sciences can help you demonstrate your expertise to employers.

Our doctoral health sciences program is broken down into 4 main parts: core health sciences courses, research and statistics classes, dissertation courses, and the general specialization. Within the core courses, you’ll study healthcare delivery systems, evidence-based practices in health sciences, and strategies for teaching in the health sciences discipline. Our professors will also train you to develop respect for cultural differences among patient populations and help you foster culturally sensitive methods of healthcare delivery.

Additionally, our research and statistics courses can help you understand the quantitative and qualitative research methods used in the field of health sciences. You’ll also explore how to review and critique the quality of literature found for focused clinical questions. You can then conduct original research throughout the dissertation process and contribute your own scholarly work to the base of knowledge in your field.

The general area of study has no set courses, so you can select classes that best align with your interests and career goals. With guidance from our seasoned faculty, you can strengthen your knowledge of the allied health discipline, learn how to better serve your clients, and become equipped to pass on your love of health sciences to the next generation of students.

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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.