Doctor of Health Sciences (DHS)

School of Arts and Sciences

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Format: Part-Time

Our interdisciplinary and interprofessional curriculum prepares healthcare clinicians, educators, and scholar-practitioners to improve the practice of healthcare.

Make Your Mark on the Future of Healthcare and Health Education

The strategic curriculum of this part-time online program is designed to prepare you as a clinician, educator, or health-sciences leader to meet the challenges of the contemporary healthcare realm. You will focus on practice-based problems and learn to translate your evidence-based learning into actionable solutions. The program can be completed in as little as nine semesters, and you may begin in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Your DHS Journey

This 54-credit program was created to meet the needs of interdisciplinary health professionals with coursework that is progressive and contemporary, including modules addressing healthcare trends and challenges, population health, and quality improvement.

  • The core curriculum prepares you to interpret and apply evidence in practice and to establish yourself as a leader in healthcare settings and educational institutions.
  • You have the option to further specialize with one of three concentrations: Health Systems Administration, Educational Leadership, or Global Health.
  • The program culminates with an Evidence-Based Healthcare Project during which you will acquire the skills and knowledge to promote the integration of evidence-based best practices into existing healthcare environments.
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The Future of Healthcare is Interdisciplinary

Interprofessional education (IPE) is a way of life at MCPHS.
MCPHS students collaborating in lab

Drive Transformational Change in Healthcare

The rigorous curriculum, combined with the support and guidance of experienced faculty members, allows you to develop and thrive as a healthcare professional.

#2 Best Doctorate in Health Science

In the U.S., as ranked by College Factual. 

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Options for Degrees in Health Sciences

In addition to the Doctor of Health Sciences (DHS), we offer six degrees covering general studies as well as training in specific disciplines.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences — Acupuncture Pathway (BS/MAc)

Spend the first three years at MCPHS-Boston before transitioning to our Worcester campus for the duration of the program.

Bachelor of Science in Health Science — Occupational Therapy Pathway (BS/MSOT)

Five-year, full-time program on the Boston and Manchester campuses.

Bachelor of Science in Health Science — Physical Therapy Pathway (BS/DPT)

Spend the first three years at MCPHS-Boston before transitioning to our Worcester campus for the duration of the program.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences — Degree Completion

Study full time or part time and choose a concentration in public health or health education.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Full-time, four-year program at our Boston campus. Choose among three tracks: general, health education, or healthcare management.

Master of Science in Health Sciences

Complete this part-time online program in as little as two years.