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The Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Health Sciences is a 60-semester hour program consisting of 24 semester hours of core courses; 12 semester hours of track courses; 9 semester hours of electives; 3 semester hours for the dissertation proposal; and 12 semester hours for the dissertation.
Core Courses are:
After successful completion of the core courses (with a GPA of 3.0 or better) and the qualifying exam, students may apply for candidacy.
Clinical Health Systems Track Courses are (choose any 4 courses):
Clinical Laboratory Sciences Track Courses are (choose any 4 courses):
DissertationEach candidate is required to complete a dissertation that evidences published (or publishable) original investigation conducted under the supervision of the director of the student’s advisory committee. The advisory committee will review the dissertation and provide comments and corrections before the oral dissertation defense. The completed dissertation must then be approved by the advisory committee and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students receiving the Ph.D. degree are required to have research accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal prior to the awarding of the degree. To meet this requirement, the student must be listed as the first author on at least one publication.
Typical course of study (full-time)Although the plan of study is designed by the individual student and a faculty member with closely matching research interests, a typical course of study for full-time students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Health Sciences follows:
Typical course of study (part-time)Although the plan of study is designed by the individual student and a faculty member with closely matching research interests, a typical course of study for part-time students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Health Sciences follows:
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