Enhance Your Career by Earning Your D.H.Sc. Degree in Our Hybrid, Online Program

The University of Bridgeport’s Doctor of Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.) degree is designed for health professionals looking to advance their careers. With a focus on qualitative and quantitative research, this hybrid program will allow you to hone your skills in research, evidence-informed care delivery, education and curriculum development, and public health.

The University of Bridgeport offers a flexible hybrid format for working professionals, including:

  • The opportunity to complete the program in 40 months
  • An online learning environment that can be accessed anywhere, anytime
  • Two academic concentrations and eight elective courses to customize a program of study to meet your career goals
  • A flexible program offered entirely online, with the exception of a one- week residency at our Bridgeport campus during which students will attend guest lectures and workshops by experienced clinicians and experts in the field

What Can I Do with a Doctor of Health Sciences Degree?

Health sciences make up a significant portion of the U.S. economy and continue to be an area of growth and change. Graduates of the program will be well-prepared to take advantage of this high demand industry, fulfilling need in the following areas:

  • Health care administration
  • Advanced clinical practice
  • Higher education
  • Research

Customize Your Career Program

As a student, you can choose from one of two concentrations: Health Care Clinician or Health Care Education. Both have been thoughtfully designed to help you meet your professional goals. In addition to the core and concentration coursework, there are eight elective courses to further advance your plan of study. Electives include:

  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Medical Ethics
  • Principles of Health Policy and Management
  • Comparative Healthcare Systems
  • Principles of Environmental Toxicology
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Infectious Disease

Health Care Clinician Concentration

Our Health Care Clinician concentration positions our graduates to be leaders in the complex and ever-changing health care environment. UB’s graduates of the Doctor of Health Sciences will have the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the health of the people and organizations they serve. The program will emphasize research, evidence-informed care delivery, and public health to meet the growing need. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that health care will generate 3 million new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016, more than any other industry.

Students in this concentration will take coursework in Advanced Disease Processes and Treatment, Lifestyle and Health Issues, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and Integrative and Complementary Medicine.

Health Care Education Concentration

For students who wish to teach, there is a tremendous opportunity. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that positions for post-secondary teachers in health care will grow by more than 15 percent.

There is strong demand for doctoral-trained college professors in health sciences. The Doctor of Health Sciences degree at the University of Bridgeport gives you the tools you need to be successful in the classroom. With coursework focused on research, leadership and education, you can leave the program confident in your ability to teach.

Students in this concentration will take coursework in Teaching in the Health Professions, Educational Assessment, Curriculum and Syllabus Development in Higher Education, and Pedagogy and Teaching Strategies for College Instructors.




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Dental Hygiene National Board Review Course @ Charles A. Dana Hall, Room 107
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm

The Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport will sponsor its 28th Annual Dental Hygiene Board Review Course.

The full course will provide participants with a comprehensive review of dental hygiene subjects. The faculty for these sessions are educators of outstanding reputation and expertise.

Course will be held from February 24 – 27, 2017.

Check out our brochure for more information.

Physician Assistant Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Fl
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Students interested in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details.

Register today! Click on the date below that work best for you:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Special Presentation: “Genetics and Immunology” @ Charles A. Dana Hall, Room 107
Mar 1 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Hosted by the UB Biology Club

Dr. Dusan Bogunovic ’04, Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, will present a one-hour presentation, “Genetics and Immunology.”

This free event is open to all UB students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Read more about Dr. Bogunovic’s research here. 

Poster Submission Deadline: Faculty Research Day @ Bridgeport.edu/FRD
Mar 3 all-day

Are you submitting a poster for Faculty Research Day?  Today is the last day to submit your poster!

Poster Registration

First Authors Only
If you are a student or faculty/staff member who is a First Author, use this registration form to submit your poster and register for the event.


Information Sessions: RN to BSN Hybrid Completion Program (Morning) @ Nursing Skills and Simulation Center, 7th Floor, Health Sciences Building
Mar 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Come learn about UB’s RN to BSN Hybrid Completion Program:

  • Meet our esteemed School of Nursing faculty
  • Bring your transcripts and receive transfer credit & program planning advisement
  • Tour our new state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Center

To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:

Evening Information Sessions:


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