DHSc in Population Health

College

Population Health

Degree Earned

DHSc

Program Type

Hybrid

Curriculum

Courses

The DHSc program is a 3-year cohort program consisting of 51 credit hours.  Students take courses together on the same schedule.  All courses are 100% online except for the residencies, which take place on our Philadelphia campus over long weekends.  Below are the courses for each year of the program (subject to change). 

Fall

  • DHS 750 Beginning Residency (1) (virtual due to COVID-19)
  • HPL 512 Medicare & Medicaid (3) (Fall A)
  • DHS 700 Descriptive Research Methods (3) (Fall B)

Spring

  • DHS 751 Spring Residency (1) (virtual due to COVID-19)
  • DHS 701 Population Health Research Methods (3) (Spring A)
  • HPL 550 Comparative Health Systems (3) (Spring B)

Summer

  • DHS 702 Population Health Management Strategies (3) (Summer A)
  • DHS 703 Systematic Reviews & Analysis (3) (Summer B)

Fall

  • DHS 752 Fall Residency (1)
  • DHS 704 Population Health Implementation Science I (3) (Fall A)
  • HPL 520 Fundamentals of Practice-Based Statistics (3) (Fall B)

Spring

  • DHS 753 Spring Residency (1)
  • DHS 705 Population Health Implementation Science II (3) (Spring A)
  • AHE 502 Statistics I (3) (Spring B)

Summer

  • OPX 530 Applied Leadership Strategies for Effective Change (3) (Summer A)
  • DHS 706 Academic & Professional Writing (3) (Summer B)

Fall

  • DHS 754 Fall Residency (1)
  • DHS 800 Dissertation I (3)

Spring

  • DHS 801 Dissertation II (3)

Summer

  • DHS 755 Summer Residency (1)
  • DHS 802 Dissertation III (3)

For course descriptions, please view the Jefferson College of Population Health Course Descriptions page.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the DHSc program will be prepared to:

  • Assume leadership roles in professional, clinical, academic, or community organizations
  • Apply their knowledge of concepts to lead, inspire and facilitate the work of interprofessional teams
  • Assess and evaluate issues of strategic importance and offer recommendations based on relevant data
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop and test population health interventions that are informed by relevant models, valid and reliable data and stakeholder needs
  • Assess the impact and effectiveness of strategic population health improvement plans