School of Health and Medical Sciences
Application Deadlines:
November 1 for Spring
April 1 for Summer/Fall

The following are prerequisite for admission to the program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences:

  • Graduate of an accredited, entry-level healthcare professional program, with a minimum of a master's degree.  For those interested in the movement science or speech-language pathology specializations, proof of eligibility for licensure to practice in New Jersey is also required.
  • Two letters of recommendation indicating that the applicant possesses the aptitude and ambition to complete a course of graduate study. Preferably, letters should be from current or previous employers and/or from last school attended.
  • Statement of goals and research career interests.
  • Personal interview.
  • Completion of an application for admission along with official transcripts from all undergraduate or graduate study.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate work.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • If English is not the native language, a student must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Score Report documenting a paper-based score of 550 or above, a computer-based score of 213 or above, or an internet-based score of 79 or above.
  • GREs preferred
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Department Secretary:
Joann DeBerto

(973) 275-2076

Outcomes Link

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