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- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Master of Science in Nursing Administration
- MFA in Design Thinking
- Health Sciences Dual Degree Track (MS to DHSC)
- Physician Assistant
- Teacher Education & Leadership
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- Doctor of Health Sciences
- Master of Social Work
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- Master of Criminal Justice
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- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy
- Master of Healthcare Administration
- Master of Science in Health Sciences
- M.S. in Strategic Communication
By enrolling in the dual degree track, students are able to complete both the Master’s of Health Sciences and the Doctor of Health Sciences programs at an accelerated pace. Graduates from this track can complete both degrees over the course of 8 semesters (66 credit hours, which is 12 hours less than taking the two programs in succession).
What makes this program different?
- This accelerated program is geared towards highly motivated individuals who aspire to quickly advance in the areas of higher education, public health, or healthcare administration. By successfully completing this track, students will graduate with two degrees in less than three years.
- The dual track is 100% online, allowing students to pursue their education from any location while continuing to work.
- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.3 or higher in the field of health sciences, public health, education, administration, healthcare, or other health-related discipline.
- All applicants must have completed a college level statistics course s well as a research methods course with a grade of B or higher prior to or during the first semester of the program.
- Personal statement detailing how this program will enhance your academic and/or professional goals.
- Three letters of reference.
- Current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- An online interview is required for applicants to be considered for acceptance.
- Students currently enrolled in the MSHS program at Radford University Carilion should apply for the MSHS to DHSc Dual Degree before the end of the second semester. A GPA of 3.3 or higher in the MSHS program and one letter of recommendation from a MSHS faculty are required to be considered for acceptance.
Students may transfer up to twelve (12) graduate credit hours to the MSHS to DHSc Dual Degree program. Only comparable graduate-level courses completed within the past five years and with a grade of “B” or higher will be considered for transfer. Transfer credit is not allowed for a course counted towards completion of another graduate degree.