Distinguished by an interdisciplinary mentorship model approach to graduate study, the Ph.D. in Health Sciences, offered through the School of Health & Medical Sciences, is designed as a professional education program for health professionals interested in pursuing an advanced research and scholarship-focused education at the doctoral level. Seton Hall is one of only two schools in New Jersey to offer the Ph.D. in Health Sciences, and it is the largest program, presently enrolling more than 100 doctoral students.
The program includes a broadly-based global health sciences core curriculum, allowing students to take courses with health science professionals in such varied professions as nursing, hospital management, pharmaceutical, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology. The program requires a minimum of 60 credits beyond a Seton Hall master’s degree (a minimum of 66 credits beyond a non-Seton Hall master’s degree), or 48 credits beyond the clinical doctorate. For students with a baccalaureate degree, 92 credits are required.
To be eligible for financial aid, students must be accepted and matriculated into a degree program. Financial aid for graduate students is available in the form of a FFELP/Stafford Loan, an alternative loan or a personal loan.