Ph.D. in Health Sciences (Ph.D. HS)


The Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences emphasizes an inter-professional orientation to research and practice. It seeks to educate a wide range of individuals to teach, conduct research and practice in an ever more complex inter-professional world; it also seeks to respond to an increasing demand for faculty and practitioners who are prepared to function in fields grounded in information-driven, evidence-based practice.

Our Objectives

  • accommodate full-time and part-time students from a wide range of professional and education backgrounds
  • link students with faculty based on a student's career and research interests
  • use a hybrid model of online course delivery and strategic face-to-face (f2f) sessions
  • make it possible for students to plan their graduate experience by providing an Admission-to-Graduation template.

NIU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street
Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Phone: 800-621-7440 or 312-263-0456

Ph.D. in Health Sciences Cohorts

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Meet our recent graduates


Amy Gootee-Ash and Brian Anderson received their NIU Ph.D. in Health Science at the May, 2019 commencement.


Hana Hinkle and Steven Hinojosa have become the first graduates from the NIU Ph.D. in Health Sciences program. Learn more about their degree paths. Also, check out their tips for successfully completing the program.