The University of Bridgeport is proud to announce it is accepting applications for its new online hybrid Doctor of Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.) program to groom the next generation of highly skilled leaders and educators in health care.

According to federal labor forecasts, the health care sector is expected to generate 2.3 million new jobs by 2024. Many of them require doctoral-trained professionals who have the know-how to understand, adapt and apply scientific knowledge as administrators, educators, and clinicians to make more informed healthcare decisions.

“There’s a need for high-functioning doctoral-trained individuals who have the ability to understand and apply science to areas of administration, teaching, research, and practice,” said Director of the Doctorate of Health Sciences program Dr. Al Grazia.

UB’s program enables Doctor of Health Sciences students to choose between two concentrations: Health Care Clinician or Health Care Educator for teaching in higher education. Both concentrations equip students with skills in research-design and analysis, best practices, as well as an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research.

The hybrid D.H.Sc. program is accepting applications for the fall 2016 semester. Courses run through three semesters (fall, spring, and summer) and are designed to be flexible for working professionals. Depending on prior coursework and scheduling the program can be completed in 40 months.  All coursework is conducted online except for one one-week on-campus residency, during which students participate in seminars, workshops, and work with guest speakers who are leaders in the profession.

For more information or to apply to the program, contact admit@bridgpeort.edu or click here to read more about the Doctor of Health Sciences program.

Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu