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    May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog

Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Applied Health Sciences

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Program Overview

A PhD degree in Applied Health Sciences is an advanced research-focused program of study that examines various aspects of population health, emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches. The degree is designed for individuals seeking to deepen their understanding of public health and health services research (HSR) through advanced coursework, rigorous research, and the completion of a doctoral dissertation.

HSR studies the end results of public health interventions and health services, to identify the most effective programs, policies, and interventions to improve the health of individual patients and populations. It can also play an important role in identifying disparities among different populations and guiding equitable resource allocation, policy formulation, and intervention strategies.

Key Highlights: 

  • Offers a strong methods-oriented, didactic program combined with opportunities to conduct advanced health services research.
  • Trains graduates to analyze data from diverse sources, apply appropriate analytic methods, address complex health and healthcare challenges, and contribute to the population health improvements in various settings.
  • Equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct rigorous original research and contribute to the advancement of health services research.
  • Prepares doctoral students to make meaningful contributions to population health improvement through original research, critical analysis, and the application of their expertise in various professional settings.

Program Contact
Dr. Elena Dent
Progression & Graduation Requirements
Program Information
Program Length: Minimum 3 years to maximum 7 Years
CIP Code: 51.9999
Program Code: DPHIL_AHSC
Major Code: APHS
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