Admissions – Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Health Sciences
The Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Health Sciences program will require the student to complete as many credit hours as are needed for competency in the field depending on the student’s incoming credit and resulting advanced placement. In addition to the curriculum, the student will also be required to write and defend a dissertation of a minimum 25,000 words. The dissertation committee will be composed of two faculty members or may also include pre-approved doctoral members or others who are specialists in the field who are chosen from outside the University. The Dean and/or the Committee Chairperson will work with the doctoral candidate in the selection of this committee. The dissertation may be defended at one of our University sites and in some situations via video web conferencing if approved by the Committee Chairperson. Upon successful defense of the dissertation and approval of the final draft the student will be conferred the Doctor of Philosophy in their chosen field of Natural Health. Clinical research may be substituted for the dissertation but must also be defended before the committee.
*Each Curriculum is Designed on an Individual Basis Depending Upon Concentration.
Bachelor Degree: 38-65 credit hours minimum of curriculum and write and defend before the PhD committee a 25 credit hour (25000 word) dissertation for 90 total credit hours.
Master Degree: 20 credit hours minimum of curriculum and write and defend before the PhD committee a 25 credit hour (25000 word) dissertation beyond a Masters or Doctorate degree for 45 total credit hours minimum.
Doctoral Degree: Dissertation/clinical research may be all that is required if sufficient background in natural healing. Otherwise some individually designed curriculum may be required. *