Doctor of Health Sciences (DHS)

Variations on this sample curriculum are possible. Please see the University Catalog for a detailed description of the program curriculum. Current students should refer to their program evaluation when registering for courses.

Doctor of Health Sciences Core Courses


Healthcare Trends and Challenges

HSC 821 Health and Wellness Across Lifespan 3
HSC 823 Cultural and Mental Health Issues 3
HSC 827 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3
HSC 828 IPE and Collaborative Practice 3

Population Health

HSC 831 Demographics and Population Health 3
HSC 833 Disease: Population Impacts and Influences 3
HSC 837 Patient-centered Care and Healthcare Integration 3

Quality Improvement

HSC 841 Safety and Risk Management 3
HSC 843 Health Systems Monitoring and Evaluation 3
HSC 836 Innovative Healthcare Technology 3

Doctoral Core Courses

HSC 801 Introduction to Doctoral Studies 3
HSC 815 Healthcare Research Methods 3
HSC 852 Capstone I: Question Development & Search for Evidence 3
HSC 854 Capstone II: Appraisal of the Evidence 3
HSC 856 Capstone III: Dissemination of Findings 3
Health Sciences Required Courses Total Credits 45

Doctor of Health Sciences Concentration Courses

Health Systems Administration
HSC 781 Transformative Leadership 3
HSC 785 Health Policy and Reform 3
HSC 787 Financial and Human Resource Management 3
Educational Leadership
HSC 782 Principles and Theories of Teaching and Learning 3
HSC 784 Designing Curriculum 3
HSC 786 Assessment & Evaluation 3
Global Health
HSC 771 Critical Global Health Issues 3
HSC 773 International Relations and Politics 3
HSC 777 Disaster Management 3
Health Sciences Concentration Total Credits 9

Total credits to complete degree requirements: 54 semester hours