The Doctorate of Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.) program is distinguished by its interdisciplinary approach to graduate study. The program will prepare practicing health care professionals to assume leadership roles in the academic and/or clinical and research settings. The degree will also prepare graduates to develop and implement solutions to the health issues of our society and to teach in academic and clinical settings. The program requires the student to successfully complete a minimum of 48 credit hours of graduate work beyond a master’s degree and to write and defend a doctoral dissertation (18 credit hours) as prescribed in the regulations of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.