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

The Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences emphasizes an interprofessional 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 interprofessional 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

Every year we welcome a new group of students, or cohort, who will move through the program together.

Student Biographies

Meet Andrew Notebaert, Ph.D.

I enjoy the challenge of the interdisciplinary focus. I enjoy the idea of working with experts and students from various fields and backgrounds.

Contact Us

Ph.D. in Health Sciences
Wirtz Hall 323
815-753-6169 (fax)

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