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Ph.D. in Health Professions


The Ph.D HP curriculum includes two major components, education and research. The HPED courses are the education cognates, the foundation and theory for the education knowledge base. These are the courses that constitute the CAGS HP ED program and they are taught exclusively online.

The DEDU courses are the research courses in the Ph.D. program that provide the background and theory for the research portion culminating in the dissertation research project. These courses are taught on site at Simmons College.

Course descriptions for both the first portion(CAGS HP ED)and the second portion(Ph.D.) and a smaple curriculum are provided below: