Health Sciences (Ph.D.) - General

Health Sciences (Ph.D.) - General

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
HSCI 705Ethical Issues in Health Science3
HSCI 710Healthcare Delivery Systems3
HSCI 715Cultural Competency in Health Sciences3
HSCI 720Principles and Theories of Teaching in the Health Professions3
HSCI 725Leadership in Professional Practice3
HSCI 730Risk Management in Health Sciences3
HSCI 735Evidence Based Practices in Health Sciences3
Total Hours21
Research & Statistics Core Courses
HSCI 810Review and Critique of Health Science Literature3
HSCI 815Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis in Health Sciences3
HSCI 820Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics in Health Sciences3
Total Hours9
General Cognate
Choose 15 credit hours of any 500-900 level course not already required by the degree15
Total Hours15
Dissertation Courses 1
HSCI 987Dissertation I5
HSCI 988Dissertation II5
HSCI 989Dissertation III 25
HSCI 990Dissertation IV0
Total Hours15

Once the student enters the Dissertation phase, he/she must maintain continuous enrollment (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) until all degree requirements are completed.


Any student who is not ready for enrollment in HSCI 990 Dissertation IV (0 c.h.) after completing HSCI 989 Dissertation III (5 c.h.) may be required, as determined by the student's dissertation chair, to repeat HSCI 989 Dissertation III (5 c.h.) until deemed ready for enrollment in HSCI 990 Dissertation IV (0 c.h.).

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than B- may be applied to the degree
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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