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

 

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

- 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)


GPA
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. 

Degree Requirement
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 the program.

Official Transcripts
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 admissions@augusta.edu.

Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
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.

Letters of Recommendation
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.

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).

GRE Requirements
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.

TOEFL Requirements
(if applicable)
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.

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 Advisor
A 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 admissions@augusta.edu

Resume
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 admissions@augusta.edu.

Samples of Scientific Writing Skills
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 English proficiency.

Please submit to the Office of Academic Admissions via email at admissions@augusta.edu
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

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.

  • While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change.
  • Please check with The Graduate School for recent updates.
  • Substitutions 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.
  • Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.