Applying to a Doctoral Degree Program

If you have earned a baccalaureate and graduate degree, you are eligible to apply to one of our doctoral degree cohort programs in Health Sciences, D.H.Sc. or Educational Leadership and Administration, Ed.D.

Admissions Term

Both doctoral programs will enroll a new cohort every other Fall term. After Fall 2023, the next cohort will begin coursework in Fall 2025. The average cohort for either program is 20 students

Doctoral Application Deadline

For consideration by the respective department, the online application and all supplemental items should be submitted by June 1st. Any applications submitted after June 1st will only be considered if a seat in the cohort is available.

Application Review and Interview

When all required supplemental items are received and the application is complete, the doctoral admissions committee will review your file. The respective program coordinator will invite applicants to interview with the doctoral admissions committee. As part of the interview:

  • DHSc candidates will conduct a 5 minute presentation on a health-related topic related
  • EdD candidates will be provided an article and asked to write a reflection essay

Following the interview, the doctoral admissions committee will forward their decision recommendation and the Office of Admissions will send the official outcome notification.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us at (570) 422-3536 should you have any questions about Graduate Admissions.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Reibman Administration
(570) 422-3890
(570) 422-3711 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Associate Director of Graduate and Extended Studies
Kevin Quintero