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Health & Services Research (Ph.D.)

Degree Level: Graduate
College: Health Sciences
Major : Health Services Research
Degree Earned: Doctor of Philosophy


  • Completed master's degree from a program that is accredited by an appropriate specialized accrediting agency or from an institution of either higher education that is regionally or nationally accredited. Degrees such as M.D., J.D., and D.D.S. are also acceptable
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) overall for the master's degree
  • Acceptable overall total score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • TOEFL score of at least 550 (233 for online version)
  • Three letters of reference from sources acapable of commening on the applicant's readiness and commitment for doctoral studies. At least one must be from an academic source and one from a professional source
  • Prerequisite courses are necessary for students who do not have graduate preparation in basic statistics, research design and health management or administration. Prerequisite courses in health delivery systems and community health may be required for students without academic preparation or experience in these areas

Application Dates

Fall Spring Summer Financial Assistantship
Deadlines July 1
International April 15


Tests GRE
Recommendations 3 (at least one from an academic source and one from a professional source)
Essay Yes
Transcripts From all prior institutions
Additional Instructions A CV or Resume is required. In addition, a Pre-requisite Competency Areas Form is required.