Doctoral Degrees

Explore our different doctoral degrees for healthcare providers and professionals.

7 Programs | Entry-Level & Post-Professional Degrees

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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Residential | Full-Time | 32 Months

Become a physical therapist.

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program prepares you to enter the healthcare field as a PT with our accelerated curriculum, our focus on clinical practice and skills, and our pro-bono clinic.

PT works with elderly patient

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences (PhD)

Limited-Residency | 9 Tracks | 4 Years

Earn the preferred PhD for health professionals.

Earn your terminal research degree as you choose from 9 tracks ranging from orthopedic sports science to pediatric science to healthcare professions education. Our PhD promotes student-driven research and dissertations.

Professor with PhD in Health Sciences in library-

Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc)

Online | 4 Tracks | 16 To 20 Months

Earn the clinical doctorate for physician assistants.

Lead, educate, specialize, and set yourself apart with the clinical doctorate designed for PAs by PAs. Specialize further in psychiatry, healthcare leadership and administration, healthcare professions education, or advanced clinical practice.

PA with a DMSc uses a stethoscope

Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD)

Online or Limited-Residency | 28 Months | For Practicing SLPs

Earn the clinical doctorate for speech-language pathologists.

Advance your practice as a speech-language pathologist. Teach, lead, supervise clinically, and specialize. Become a clinician-researcher.

A SLPD works with a young boy and his mother

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional)

Online or Limited-Residency | 7 Tracks | 16-20 Months

Earn the clinical doctorate for occupational thrapists.

Set yourself apart with an OTD. Increase the quality of clinical care, specialize, prepare for leadership roles, and educate future occupational therapists.

OTD and young girl use pegboard

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-Master’s)

Online | 20 Months | CCNE Accredited

Earn the clinical doctorate for nurses and nurse practitioners

Lead, educate, and research with a DNP. Earn the highest nursing practice degree and set yourself apart in the nursing field.

FNP with a DNP using stethoscope

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy in
Pediatric Science (tDPT)

Limited-Residency | 1 Year | Post-Professional

Earn the doctorate for practicing pediatric physical therapists.

Transition from your bachelor’s or master’s degree in physical therapy to the doctorate level. Focus on pediatric physical therapy throughout the coursework and capstone projects.

Pediatric PT works with infant


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.

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