Doctoral Programs

Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Aimed at nurses working in administrative or advanced-practice roles, the post-master’s program will provide students with a mix of clinical, organizational, financial and leadership skills. Graduates will be prepared to use the latest research to enhance patient care and to evaluate and improve healthcare delivery systems.

Occupational Therapy

Postprofessional Doctor of Health Science

Offerings in the Doctor of Health Science program, with its application to advanced practice skills, allow clinicians to obtain their educational goals while still working. Current clinical expertise provides a context by which to define and develop innovative areas of practice.

Nationally known clinical experts teach in the postprofessional programs, thus ensuring that students obtain the most up-to-date and clinically relevant information.

Physical Therapy

Postprofessional Doctor of Health Sciences in Physical Therapy

The DHSc degree provides specialized preparation for practicing physical therapists in orthopedic,neurologic, geriatric, or pediatric physical therapy. Minors include administration, education, or professional issues. Graduates of this program have assumed leadership roles in practice, education, and research. Applicants must have a U.S. license to practice physical therapy.

Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy

The DPT program prepares outstanding clinicians to enter practice across the full spectrum of physical therapy settings. Our full-time, three-year program equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to function as physical therapists in increasingly complex and independent roles. Our graduates perform well on the physical therapist licensure exam and are highly regarded in the physical therapy job market.

Psychology

Clinical Psychology

The APA-accredited Psy.D. curriculum develops a solid foundation of core knowledge and assessment, intervention, and research skills by means of a structured sequence of classes and experiences. As students progress through the curriculum, they are systematically exposed to more applied, broad-based, and sophisticated course content. Students have the opportunity to develop expertise in a concentration area (Child and Adolescent Psychology; Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine; Adult Psychopathology and Psychotherapy) and to select elective courses. Three- and four-year options are available for completion of doctoral coursework. Graduates are fully eligible for licensure in every state.

  • large variety of practicum opportunities
  • option to obtain MA along with doctorate
  • assistantships and fellowships (diversity and academic)
  • small class sizes