Our interdisciplinary program helps healthcare professionals become advanced practitioners, researchers, managers and educators - and Seton Hall is one of only two schools in New Jersey to offer the health sciences doctorate.
Whether your ultimate goals are in the classroom or the boardroom, as a clinician or a researcher, the Seton Hall Ph.D. in Health Sciences program offers a relevant specialization track. Our students can choose to focus on health professions leadership, movement science or speech-language pathology.
Students choose to study full- or part-time. Our courses meet once a week in the evening, so you can elect to take one, two or three courses per semester.
By the Numbers
- 100 Students Currently Enrolled
- 1 of Two N.J. Schools With Health Sciences Ph.D.
“My research was the first to investigate the extent to which nurse managers’ leadership behaviors influence a nursing unit’s performance in areas such as patient satisfaction, length of hospital stay, cost effectiveness and quality care.”Jesus “Jessie” Casida, Ph.D. ’07, RN, APN-C, CCRN-CSCChair, Undergraduate Honors Program at University of Michigan School of Nursing
Our broad-based curriculum lets students explore many areas of health sciences. The curriculum covers core coursework, specialization tracks and research, culminating in the defense and publication of a doctoral dissertation.
Students develop their individualized plan of study with a dedicated academic adviser who is a member of the faculty. Coursework also is enhanced by regular interactions with professionals in varied health fields, including nursing, hospital and healthcare systems management, pharmaceutical, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology.
A Master's degree from an accredited, entry-level healthcare professional program is required for admission.
- April 1 - Application deadline for admission starting in a Summer/Fall semester
- November 1 - Application deadline for admission starting in a Spring semester
Our doctorally prepared faculty work together within the Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration to create a dynamic and challenging environment for our students. They are knowledgeable teachers and compassionate mentors whose expertise comprises a wide range of health disciplines, from physical therapy and neuroscience to corporate leadership and health law.
In response to society's rapidly changing healthcare needs, the School of Health and Medical Sciences combines the expertise of Seton Hall University with the resources of affiliate hospitals and clinical sites to provide exemplary academic and clinical training in two distinct divisions: graduate education in health sciences and administration, and post-medical school residencies and fellowships. The school's emphasis on interprofessional education prepares healthcare leaders of tomorrow to focus on patient-centered care and to make a difference in patients' lives and their communities.