The curriculum is designed for working health science clinicians and educators. The DMSc and DHSc programs are designed with two points of entry into the program
Option 1: Traditional 36-unit (4 semester) program
Option 2: Advanced standing 27-unit (3 semester) program
The program offers two tracks, Clinical Leadership, and Educational Leadership. All curricula will be delivered online asynchronously with the option to attend live virtual sessions.
Students will be evaluated for advanced standing based on their transcripts. The additional trimester courses for the traditional track focus on topics foundational to success in the program. Anyone admitted to this program can take these foundational courses if they lack equivalent coursework for advanced standing or anyone who would like to refresh in these foundational topics.
All students will complete a doctoral project suitable for peer-reviewed publication, not a dissertation or thesis. We value the practical skills that students will gain by completing a rigorous doctoral project in collaboration with a faculty advisor with expertise in the topic. The Doctoral Project in our program is modeled after the “thesis by article” concept that values contributions to the field of study in the form of publications.