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MHS/DHS Dual Degree Program

Program Overview

The combined MHSc/DHSc provides rigorous academic exposure to a wide range of topics pertinent to clinicians, health administrators, and health professions educators, including epidemiology, healthcare finance, statistics and research methods, conflict resolution, leadership studies, professional writing, health policy, global health issues, evidence-based medicine, medical informatics, and medical quality assurance/risk management. Students have the opportunity to engage in internships within their home community and capstone research experiences.

Graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to expand their professional roles in both clinical and non-clinical arenas. Study is primarily non-residential, and utilizes state of the art on-line course platforms that permit synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences.

Students are required to attend two one-week on-campus institutes during the doctoral portion of their studies.

This accelerated track permits the motivated student to earn both a Masters and Doctoral degree from a respected, regionally-accredited research institution with 80 credits of course content, completed within 3-7 years of study.

Program Facts

  • Program can be completed in 3-7 years
  • Total combined semester hours: 82
  • 21 hours are completed in the MHS program
  • 61 hours are completed in the DHS program
  • M.H.Sc degree awarded after completion of 44 credits
  • M.H.Sc course tuition: $410 per semester hour
  • DHS tuition: $642 per credit hour
  • MHS courses are all taught at a distance
  • Summer institutes on campus required for DHS
  • Chat sessions and threaded discussions are a regular part of the program. This allows for student - professor and student - student interaction.

Electronic Library

As a Nova Southeastern University student, you will have access to a wealth of information through the electronic library, an extension of the on campus facilities. For more information on the available offerings, visit our libraries online.

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