Earn a DHSc or DMSc Degree in Pacific’s Online Doctor of Science Program

Are you a health professional or a certified physician assistant who's looking to advance your career? Pacific's online Doctor of Science (DHSc/DMSc) program is accepting applications for the January 2024 cohort of students.

Earn one of two innovative clinical doctoral degrees online — the Doctor of Healthcare Science (DHSc) or the Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) — in only four semesters!

Check out our FAQ page for more information.

The Doctor of Healthcare Science (DHSc) program was developed specifically for the allied health professional (certified/licensed), advanced practice clinician, health profession educator, healthcare administrator/manager or public health professional who has the desire to continue their education as a means of advancing their career within diverse healthcare settings. The 36-credit curriculum for the DHSc degree is presented primarily asynchronously with limited synchronous instruction on the Moodle® learning management system. The program is four semesters in length.

The Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) program was developed specifically for the physician assistant who is certified and actively practicing. All physician assistants who complete the Doctor of Science program will earn a DMSc degree, because the DMSc degree is specifically associated with the physician assistant field. The online DMSc program follows the same 36-credit curriculum as the DHSc program and is also four semesters in length.

Learn more about tuition and financial aid. Employees also are eligible to apply for the Employee Graduate Tuition Assistance Grant

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Amber Vanzant, the program administrator for the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership.

Apply for the January 2024 cohort by Dec. 1, 2023!


Monday, July 17, 2023