Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Applied Health Sciences


Doctor of Philosophy In  
Allied Health Sciences

    • Both part-time and full-time options are available
    • A strong didactic program combined with advanced research in Allied Health Sciences 
    • Opportunities to work with outstanding faculty with expertise in health services
    • Prepares interprofessional, research-focused, and clinically-oriented faculty in the health sciences
    • Produces scholars capable of advancing the discovery, dissemination and application of new knowledge in the health sciences

About the Program

The PhD program in Applied Health Sciences (AHS) is an interdisciplinary program to provide advanced study and research training opportunities for Allied Health professionals. The program is offered in three tracks: Healthcare Outcomes Science, Rehabilitation Science, and Diagnostics Science.  Our program combines advanced health care education with excellence in research, teaching students research skills required for (innovative) healthcare problem solving.  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.

Applicant Profile

We are seeking professionals working in an area of health care with a minimum of bachelor’s degree and education, experience, certification or licensure in any area of allied health sciences.  Our PhD students have opportunities to collaborate with faculty and students in the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Dentistry. The AHS program is offered full-or part-time as a program in the College of Allied Health Sciences through the Graduate School at Augusta University’s Health Sciences Campus.

Meet the Program Director

Raymond Chong, PhD

"Our interdisciplinary educational approach produces future leaders that will advance the science and practice of health care. We train our students to be stewards that will uphold the highest standard in their field of practice. We welcome you to our program." - Raymond Chong, PhD

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