The College of Allied Health Sciences at the Augusta University offers an innovative, interprofessional, and highly applicable PhD in Applied Health Sciences for professionals seeking advanced study and research training opportunities in order to comprehensively solve health care problems.
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Graduates of this collaborative program will be research-focused and clinically oriented, able to work on health care teams in evidence-based practice or as allied health faculty. The program is housed in the College of Allied Health Sciences. The degree is awarded through the Graduate School at the Augusta University’s Health Sciences Campus in Augusta.
Our program combines advanced health education with excellence in research. We provide graduates with the innovative research skills needed for health care in Georgia and beyond.
PhD in Applied Health Sciences
The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum is not lock-step.
- Students do not graduate as a class at the end of a specific semester.
- Nevertheless, students are expected to follow the first 2 years of the full-time curriculum. The reason is that many courses run in sequence and therefore cannot be taken out of order.
- The average time to degree is approximately 4-5 years of full-time, year-round study.
- Acceptable duration of the program is between 3 and 7 years.
Full-time students must register for at least 9 credits per semester.
- International students must be enrolled in the program as a full-time, i.e., must take 9 credits every semester. There is no part-time option.
A minimum of 72 credits is required to complete the program.
Fall Entry: February 15
Augusta University is an equal opportunity educational institution based on the student’s academic preparation and ability. The admission decisions are made regardless of sex, gender, color, race, national origin, religion, marital status, age, disabilities or creed. The University follows the policy of not engaging in discrimination or harassment against any person regardless of sexual orientation, race, origin, religion, sex, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as disabled veteran of the Vietnam period and fulfill with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and regulation.
The Applied Health Sciences PhD program administered through a cooperative effort between The Office of Academic Admissions and The Graduate School. The Graduate School provides oversight to help set and ensure high academic standards in making the final decision.
Step 1: Application Submission
Step 2: Check Status
Step 3: Application Review
Exceptions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.
Step 4: Decision Notification