The Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) Program is fully online with the majority of coursework offered in an asynchronous online environment. The DHSc application portal will open on October 9, 2023 and will remain remain open until August 1, 2024.

Requirements for Admission

  • A master's or doctoral degree awarded by a regionally accredited institution in the field of healthcare, education, management, or related disciplines.
  • Qualifying grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (on a 4-point scale), taken from the highest of the following two possible calculations:
    • Completed Undergraduate GPA (foreign degrees considered on a case by case basis)
    • Completed U.S. graduate degree GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can reasonably assess the applicant’s ability to successfully complete our doctoral program. Make sure your recommenders submit this form through the GradCAS Evaluator portal.
  • Personal essay of approximately 300-500 words describing how the Doctor of Health Sciences program will enhance the applicant's academic and/or professional career goals.
  • Current resume/CV documenting professional experience and educational achievements.
  • Applicants must report all institutions attended and send all official transcripts to GradCAS. If you do not list or send official transcripts for all institutions attended, processing of your application may be delayed.
  • Following the online instructions, applicants must contact every college or university attended and request transcripts be sent directly to GradCAS
  • Sending transcripts to GradCAS by mail
    • Download a transcript request form after you enter each institution in GradCAS
    • Send the transcript request form to the institution registrar to send transcript by mail to the address below:

                                                                       GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
                                                                          P.O. Box 9217
                                                                          Watertown, MA 02471

Additional requirements for international applicants

English Proficiency Exams -- Competitive applicants should achieve or surpass the following scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):

  • 80 for the iBT (preferred),
  • 213 for CBT or
  • 550 for the PBT.

Scores must have been obtained within two years of the application date. This requirement will be waived for applicants who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States.

In addition to official transcripts, applicants must provide both a transcript evaluation and translation, including a course-by-course evaluation and an overall GPA calculation:

Sending International Transcripts to GradCAS:

  • GradCAS will ONLY accept the evaluation report from the credentialing agency. DO NOT SEND your foreign transcript to GradCAS. 
  • All other foreign transcript evaluations from the credentialing agency must be sent directly to GradCAS to the following address:

          GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
          P.O. Box 9217
          Watertown, MA 02471

         TOEFL School Code: B886

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Admissions and Enrollment

For any other admissions questions, please contact Admissions and Enrollment:

Tel:  757.446.7437 
Fax: 757.446.8915