Doctor of Philosophy With A Major in Applied Health Sciences
PhD WITH A MAJOR In ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES
Application Deadlines (Fall 2020 entry):
February 15, 2020
Application Fee (non-refundable): $55
Application Fee (non-refundable): $55
- All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.
- Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.
Applied Health Sciences PhD Admission Requirements
(Fall 2020 Entry Term)
A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
and, if applicable, a minimum overall graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Applicants with an overall undergraduate GPA less than 3.0 can submit additional documents that include evidence of outstanding professional leadership, practice or scholarship for special consideration.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
To be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts
must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended.
Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official
course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript.
Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.
To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed
and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution.
Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from
the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be
directed to email@example.com.
An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts
and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from
one of the following three credentials evaluation services: JosefSilny & Associates,
Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).Silny
and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts,
documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
Recommendations (which include a reference form and letter of recommendation) from
three individuals are required. Referees should be individuals qualified to critically
assess the applicant's prior academic (usually college professors), employment, artistic,
research and/or clinical experience (clinical or research supervisor/manager) and
qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant's potential as a graduate
student in the field/program selected.
Letters of Recommendation
Recommendations can be submitted online only. Within the application, you will provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals you have asked to serve as your recommenders. Once your application is submitted, each recommender will receive an email notification directing them to the online site where they can complete their recommendation. To change a recommender after the application has been submitted, log into yourApplyWeb (CollegeNet) account and make updates. Status updates of your recommenders' submissions will be provided to you directly fromApplyWeb (CollegeNet).
A minimum GRE score of 300 total (combined Verbal and Quantitative scores) is required.
All scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University's Office of Academic
Admissions directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than
five years old. The institution code for submission of GRE scores to Augusta University
is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
The GRE requirement may be waived for an applicant who has previously earned a doctorate degree from an accredited university in the United States.
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required
for applicants whose first language is not English. The TOEFL exam must be taken
within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code
for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
TOEFL Requirements (if applicable)
The minimum scores are:
- 213 computer-based
- 79 internet-based
- 550 paper-based (PBT; prior to October 2017)
- No minimum for the revised paper-delivered test (PDT; October 2017 and later)
Program Specific Requirements
Letter of Support from a Major AdvisorA Major Advisor is sometimes referred to as the dissertation advisor. Choose an Advisor based on your research interests. Take the time to decide who you want as your Advisor. This person is the most important faculty in your PhD training. Their role is to help you select courses pertinent to the objectives of your training, plan your research project, prepare and administer your Comprehensive Exam, critical review of your research progress and grade your dissertation oral defense. The Advisor should have the research background and track record to fulfill these roles. The Advisor must have a full (not associate) graduate faculty appointment in The Graduate School at Augusta University and be affiliated with the AHS PhD program.
- The Advisor should have the research background and track record to fulfill these roles
-The Advisor must have a full (not associate) graduate faculty appointment in The Graduate School at Augusta University
- Please submit to the Office of Academic Admissions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit a resume listing your educational qualifications, credentials, work experience,
and research accomplishments. Resumes must be submitted to the Office of Academic
Admissions via email at email@example.com.
Writing is a big component of the PhD program. Submit at least 1 sample of your writings
(e.g. research papers) which demonstrate your scientific writing skills as well as
Samples of Scientific Writing Skills
Please submit to the Office of Academic Admissions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proof of Lawful Presence
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.
Testing and Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.