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

The fully online Pacific Doctor of Science (DHSc/DMSc) program is currently accepting applications for the next cohort of students that will start in January 2024. The program is intentionally designed for working professionals to grow their skills without having to put their careers on hold. “I would have had to leave my job,” says DHSc alumna Lucia Garcia-Martinez ‘23. “I love the fact that we can work full time and still go to school.”

The program is unique in that it offers two innovative clinical doctoral degree programs – the Doctor of Healthcare Science (DHSc) and the Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc).

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. The online DMSc program follows the same 36-credit curriculum as the DHSc program and is also four semesters in length.

The application window is currently open for the cohort that will start in January 2024 and Pacific employees are eligible to apply for an Employee Graduate Tuition Assistance Grant to help with the cost of the program. 

Please visit the Doctor of Science (DHSc/DMSc) program webpage for more information. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Amber Vanzant, the program administrator for the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership.

Application deadline for the Spring 2024 cohort: December 1, 2023

Friday, Sept. 8, 2023