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 institutionally or clinically-based with a pragmatic or applied focus.

PhD - The PhD dissertation is recommended for individuals who are interested in an academic career that includes research.  The dissertation typically has a theoretical and philosophical scope.



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