Apr 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health Sciences (Ph.D.)


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Master of Science, Health Sciences: Total 30 credit hours


*Note: The M.S. in Health Sciences is not offered as a terminal degree. Sutdents who are [accepted to and] enrolled in the Ph.D. in Health Sciences program who are unable to complete the dissertation for personal or academic reasons, may earn the M.S. in Health Sciences.

Major Area Coursework


Teaching (6 credit hours):


Leadership & Issues in Health & Human Services (6 credit hours):


Research (6 credit hours):


Capstone (3 credit hours):


Discipline-Related coursework (9 credit hours):


*Subject to advisor and Graduate Committee Approval

Student Learning Outcomes (MS)


  1. Critically synthesize and integrate knowledge from the health sciences and the student’s professional discipline.
  2. Serve as experts within an area of inquiry important to healthcare.
  3. Provide leadership in education, research, health care, and health policy.
  4. Apply current educational research and theory in health science professional education.
  5. Integrate basic principles of ethics and inclusivity within all interpersonal and professional activities.

Doctor of Philosophy, Health Sciences: Total 75 credit hours


Major Area Coursework


Discipline-Related coursework (15 credit hours):


  • Subject to advisor and Graduate Committee Approval

Research (15 credit hours):


Dissertation (15 credit hours):


Note:


60% of coursework must be completed at USD. Up to 36 credits from USD or 30 credits from another regionally-accredited institution may be transferred in from the master’s or professional doctorate, subject to approval by the advisor and Graduate Committee.

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Upon completion of the Ph.D. program, graduates will be prepared to critically synthesize and integrate knowledge from the health sciences and the student’s professional discipline.
  2. Upon completion of the Ph.D. program, graduates will be prepared to conduct original research and scholarly work that contributes to the generation and dissemination of new knowledge relevant to healthcare and interprofessional education.
  3. Upon completion of the Ph.D. program, graduates will be prepared to serve as experts within an area of inquiry important to healthcare.
  4. Upon completion of the Ph.D. program, graduates will be prepared to provide leadership in education, research, health care, and health policy.
  5. Upon completion of the Ph.D. program, graduates will be prepared to apply and contribute to current educational research and theory in health science professional education.
  6. Upon completion of the Ph.D. program, graduates will be prepared to integrate basic principles of ethics and inclusivity within all interpersonal and professional activities.

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live


If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

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