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Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences

Pioneer advancements in global health sciences with our interdisciplinary PhD program.

Charisma University’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences, offered within the School of Health Sciences, features two specializations: Public Health Applications and Nursing Leadership Applications. This interdisciplinary doctorate is crafted for health sciences professionals, particularly from developing countries, who aspire to leadership roles in research, academia, or global health science environments.

The program, requiring a minimum of 63 credits beyond a master’s degree, is grounded in the rigorous application of research and scholarship to tackle complex global health challenges. Students have the opportunity for independent study and research guidance from faculty advisors, allowing for customization of their academic journey to align with personal research interests and professional goals. The program structure includes diverse course completion options, such as independent study, enrollment in other accredited institutions, and participation in a 10-day summer residential institute in Turks and Caicos Islands.

  • Successfully defend a dissertation, contributing findings to an open-access, peer-reviewed journal.
  • Function effectively in leadership roles within academic and professional health science settings.
  • Demonstrate mastery in health science coursework.
  • Critically review, appraise, and synthesize health sciences literature, applying insights into an actionable health science report.
  • Showcase proficiency in oral, written, and electronic communication, utilizing both scholarly and technical formats.
  • Collaborate effectively with others in diverse professional settings.
  • Exhibit competence in applied public health or nursing leadership.

Graduates emerge as visionary leaders, equipped to drive transformative change in global health science. With expertise in research, academia, and practical health applications, they assume pivotal roles in diverse settings, from research institutions to academic establishments, and contribute significantly to the evolution of healthcare on a global scale. This program positions professionals for impactful leadership in shaping the future of health sciences.

Program Structure

Explore the detailed program structure, including core subjects and a diverse range of electives.

Total Credits required for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences is 63.

This program has the following course requirements:

Students are required to complete the following core courses:

Completion of the following courses in the dissertation course is mandatory for obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences. The dissertation itself must be undertaken only after the successful completion of all non-dissertation courses. It is essential to note that not more than one dissertation course can be pursued in a single session.

For detailed Dissertation guidelines, please click here.

Each dissertation course carries a value of 4 credits, with the exception of the “Dissertation Complete” and “Oral Defense” courses, which are valued at 2 credits each.

Students must select from one of two specialisations below. The chosen specialisation from the Graduate Certificate will be noted on the doctoral transcript.
Any 6 courses selected with approval of an Advisor. All Graduate Certificate courses for this specialization should be courses that weren’t part of your master’s degree studies.
Any 6 courses selected with approval of an Advisor. All Graduate Certificate courses for this specialization should be courses that weren’t part of your master’s degree studies.
This program does not have any additional requirements; refer to the core courses section for all the courses required.

Tuition and Financial Aid

For comprehensive information on tuition costs and associated fees, please visit our dedicated Tuition and Fees page.

Program Brochure

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How to Apply

Find detailed information about application requirements and important deadlines for enrollment. Ready to begin your journey? Start your application now at our Online Application Portal.

Please visit our Admission Requirements page for detailed information on the institution-wide application requirements.

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Professional Experience: Minimum of three years in health sciences or related health service delivery.
  • Educational Requirement: A master’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution.
  • Licensure: Where applicable, professional practice license in the health field.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The duration of our graduate programs varies. Master’s programs typically take 1-2 years, while Doctoral programs may take 3-5 years to complete, depending on the field of study, program structure, and whether you’re enrolled full-time or part-time.

Many of our graduate programs offer a degree of customization through elective courses, independent study options, and specialized tracks. This flexibility allows students to tailor their studies to align with specific career objectives and research interests.
Charisma University understands the need for flexibility in graduate studies. We offer various options, including part-time enrollment, evening classes, and online courses, to help students balance their academic pursuits with work or other personal commitments.

Contact Information

For more information about this program, the degree requirements and program information, please contact the following personnel.
Administrative Support Contact.

registrar@charisma.edu.eu

(649) 941-7337
(406) 831-9384

More Information

info@charisma.edu.eu

(649) 941-7337
(406) 831-9384

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Clinical Hours
1 credit unit = 45 clinical hours
Courses
MSN-C 511
MSN-C 665
MSN-C 700
MSN-C 750
MSN-C 761
MSN-C 765
MSN-C 771
MSN-C 801
Total
Clinical Credits
1
2
4
4
4
6
5
6
32
Clinical Hours
45
90
180
180
180
270
225
270
1350