Doctor of Health Science


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned


Program Length

3-4 years

Program Type

  • Online


Master’s degree or higher;
Professional healthcare or equivalent experience preferred


Name: Adam Bailis, PhD
  • Interim Program Director, Doctor of Health Science
  • Professor
  • Associate Dean of Research

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Admissions Information

To apply, submit an application along with a fee of $50 to Jefferson.

After submitting the application, you will receive instructions on how to submit your supporting application materials listed below through your online MyJefferson account. If you prefer, you may also mail your materials to:

Thomas Jefferson University
Graduate Application Document Processing
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

You will receive a MyJefferson identification number via email once you submit your application for admission. Be sure to include your name and MyJefferson ID on all documents that you mail to Jefferson.

Supporting Materials

Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit. Official transcripts can be sent electronically by the institution to or mailed to the address above.

Resume: A current resume is required.

Personal Statement: Submit a statement of 1,000 words or less describing career goals and past and present scholarship interests, with particular mention of how they intersect with those of preferred faculty mentors.

Letters of Recommendation: Submit two letters of recommendation from persons with the ability to attest to your academic achievement, and potential for success as a professional prepared for evidence-based healthcare leadership, teaching, and research.

Professional License/Certification: If you have a professional license(s) or certification(s) please provide a copy of them in your application.

Academic Writing Competency: Submission of examples of graded, academic writing from graduate school is optional, but may strengthen your application. You can submit these in your application. 

Examples of Scholarship: Examples of scholarship such as publications, dissertation, etc. are optional, but may strengthen your application.  You can submit these in your application.

GRE: The GRE is not required, but may strengthen your application. 


Before applying to Jefferson, you should review the prerequisites required for admission for your program of interest.

Additional Requirements for International Coursework

Students who have taken coursework outside of the United States should submit a course-by-course academic credential evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member credentialing organization. Applicants who do not have a NACES evaluation are required to submit official transcripts, along with an official English translation, to Jefferson for review. Thomas Jefferson University reserves the right to outsource student academic credentials to our NACES member partner for evaluation.

International Applicants

At Jefferson, we set a high priority on the exchange of ideas, research, and education with members of the international community. Learn more about specific requirements for international applicants.

Application Deadlines

To be considered complete and eligible for review, an application must be verified and all applicable documents must be submitted by the program deadline date.

Fall Priority Application Deadline: March 1
Fall Application Deadline: August 1


Contact us for more information about this program, how to apply for admission, and your application status.


Phone: 215-951-2800