Through Waldens Ph.D. in Health Services program you can prepare for a leadership role in the in-demand field of healthcare. Expand your understanding of current health legislation, policy, and ethics and how they affect the nations healthcare system. Combine your interests in health services and public health and broaden your career options in public and private healthcare organizations.
The Ph.D. in Health Services program examines healthcare delivery and international healthcare systems. Students are trained by teaching practitioners to identify problems and solutions based on social science theories and models as well as a knowledge of historical and contemporary issues in health services and management. The program of study places an emphasis on healthcare practice and applied research.
You can gain the skills to become a healthcare leader who can work effectively with diverse work forces and communities in a variety of political and economic settings. Through the Leadership specialization, you can build competencies in organizational change management, team building, mediation, collaboration, and systems thinking and planning. You can also develop the leadership and ethical capabilities required to advance public health goals as you gain the skills to motivate, inspire, and manage people through effective communication.
At the end of this program, students will be able to:
Choose from career options in the following areas:
Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.
Two courses selected from all specialization courses offered within all programs (810 credits)
Throughout the course of their dissertation, students will receive training from scholar-practitioner faculty members as they pursue individual research in an interest area of community health education and advocacy.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Admission requirements for Waldens programs vary but generally include the following:
Applicants must have successfully completed a higher education/ university-level degree or a comparable university degree in Health Science. Additional academic qualifications may also be considered.
Excellent grades are expected. Applicants who do not have graduated yet at the time of the application deadline, but who expect to graduate before the beginning of the program, can also apply for admission subject to timely graduation.
Transfer of credits based on a course-by-course evaluation of relevant transcripts.
At least 3 year(s) of work experience is required.
Three years of related professional or academic experience.
Walden Universitys Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. CCNE accreditation ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses by:
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
The North Central Association is one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned their degree from an accredited university.