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Doctoral Degrees

Explore our different doctoral degrees for healthcare providers and professionals.

10 Programs | Entry-Level & Post-Professional Degrees

Doctor of Medical Science
(DMSc)

Online | 4 Tracks | 16-20 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.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-Master’s)
(DNP)

Online | 16 Months 

CCNE Accredited 

Earn the clinical doctorate for nurses and nurse practitioners.

Lead, educate, and implement change with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Earn the highest nursing practice degree and set yourself apart in the nursing field.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree/Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Bachelor’s)
(DNP/FNP)

Limited-Residency | 8 Semesters

CCNE Accredited 

Earn the clinical doctorate for nurses and nurse practitioners straight from a Bachelor of Science in Nursing while also earning your Family Nurse Practitioner degree.

Lead, educate, and implement change with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Earn the highest nursing practice degree and set yourself apart in the nursing field.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Entry-level)
(OTD)

Hybrid (Primarily Online) | 8 semesters

Our Doctor of Occupational Therapy program prepares you to enter the healthcare field as an OT. Our unique hybrid model allows you to learn where you live, while also getting on-site, hands-on intensive weeks where you implement what you’ve learned.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional)
(pOTD)

Online | 8 Tracks | 16 Months

Earn the clinical doctorate for occupational therapists.

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

Doctor of Optometry
(OD)

Residential | Full-Time | 11 Semesters

Our Doctor of Optometry program prepares you for a career as an Optometrist with our focus on National Boards, our training in medical skills, and our on-site Eye Institute.

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences
(PhD)

Limited-Residency | 6 Tracks | 4 Years

Earn your terminal research or academic degree for healthcare clinicians.

Our PhD in Health Sciences program enables healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge in various health science specialties ranging from Health Promotion & Wellness, Orthopedic Sport Sciences, to Human & Sport Performance.

Doctor of Physical Therapy
(DPT)

Residential | Full-Time | 8 Semesters

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.

Dual DPT/PhD option is available.

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.

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.