Doctor of Health Sciences, DHSc

Doctor of Health Sciences, DHSc

Take the next step in your career in healthcare, administration or education with your Doctor of Health Sciences.

Expand your potential

The Doctor of Health Sciences will ready you for a leadership position in the workplace. Our program exposes you to a broad range of topics, including:

  • Healthcare delivery systems
  • Strategic communication
  • Medical simulation
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Data analytics
  • Health policy
  • Organizational management
  • Conflict analysis

Get ahead. Earn your Doctor of Health Sciences.

Why choose EVMS?


Distance learning

Balancing obligations to your job, education and family? Online, asynchronous courses make it easy.


Fast track

Complete your Doctor of Health Sciences in just eight consecutive semesters.

Meet Our Faculty

Jeffrey A. Johnson, DHSc

Associate Dean, Director, Doctor of Health Sciences Program, Associate Professor, School of Health Professions

Dr. Johnson has worked in higher education for over 35 years, specifically in academic health centers. He is closely involved with the overall management of educational programs that are part of EVMS' School of Health Professions.

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Areas of expertise

  • Higher education
  • Interprofessional education
  • Strategic planning
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Logistics
  • Accreditation

Vincent A. Rhodes, PhD, APR

Chief Communications & Marketing Officer

Dr. Rhodes has a comprehensive background in communications and management. Prior to joining EVMS, he served as the Communications Manager and Clerk of the School Board for Norfolk Public Schools, managing editor of the national scuba diving magazine Sport Diver and a freelance graphic designer and feature writer.

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Areas of expertise

  • Executive communications and speechwriting
  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational change management
  • Effective presentations and data visualization
  • Media relations
  • Feature magazine writing and design

Maureen Boshier, LPD, MBA, MS, RN, FACHE

Adjunct Associate Professor, Doctor of Health Sciences

Dr. Boshier has an extensive background in education, healthcare administration, policy and advocacy and community health care. She has worked at EVMS in several capacities, as Vice President for Operations, coordinator for Association of American Medical Colleges site review, teaching as an associate professor in the School of Health Professions and serving as faculty and track coordinator for the joint EVMS-ODU Master’s in Public Health program.

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Areas of expertise

  • Healthcare policy
  • Healthcare management
  • Business administration
  • Community healthcare