Doctoral Degrees

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UAB Graduate School Application

Applications required for doctoral students. Please refer to individual program admission requirements before applying to the Graduate School.


Administration-Health Services, D.Sc (Executive Program)
Practice-oriented, academic program designed to meet the needs of experienced healthcare executives who currently occupy or who are preparing to enter senior leadership positions within their organizations.

Administration-Health Services, Ph.D. (Residential Program)
Offers students the chance to pursue the conceptual, philosophical, and applied aspects of administrative processes in health care. Students usually have backgrounds in health administration, public health, business, finance, and economics. Other students include physicians and other clinical professionals.

Nutrition Sciences, Ph.D.
Provides training and research experiences in classical nutrition, clinical nutrition, nutrition and disease prevention, and metabolism of nutrients. Students learn the science of nutrition as it relates to maintaining the health of individuals and populations, as well as to the care and treatment of individuals with a variety of diseases.

Physical Therapy, D.P.T.
For students who hold baccalaureate degrees in fields of study other than PT, the goal is to prepare a physical therapist to function effectively in clinical practice, education, administration and scientific inquiry with a primary focus on clinical practice.

Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science
Graduates have career options to design and implement rehabilitation research programs and studies in a wide range of employment settings---health care delivery organizations, academic and government institutions, and private sector companies (such as:  durable medical equipment/device development).