Interprofessional Studies (DSc/PhD)

This program is an opportunity for practitioners in various disciplines such as health professions educators, medicine, podiatry, nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, physician assistants, and clinical laboratory sciences and other health related professions to advance their knowledge and skills in collaborative interprofessional education and practice.  The program is 100% online. Students can study full- or part-time in an interprofessional curriculum focusing on creating innovative methods to bridge the healthcare professions, both in practice and education.  The program emphasizes the development of scholarly evidence-based skills to improve healthcare.

DSc - The DSc is recommended for individuals who are interested in advanced degrees but still plan on working in clinical practice.  The dissertation is typically clinically-based and is more focused than the PhD.

PhD - The PhD dissertation is recommended for individuals who are interested in academic career that includes research.  The dissertation is typically more theoretical and broader in scope.


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