Feb 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Health Sciences, D.H.S.c. - Radford University Carilion Campus


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MSHS / DHSc Dual Degree (66 Credits Required)


Students take 54 core credits drawn from the MSHS and DHSc programs and 12 credits from either the Community and Public Health Concentration OR 12 credits from the Education Concentration.

MSHS / DHSc Dual Degree Core with Optional Clinical Research Administration Concentration Core (54 Core Credits Required)


Students enrolled in the MSHS / DHSc Dual Degree program may opt to complete the MSHS Clinical Research Administration Concentration.

DHSc (42 credits required)


DHSc Concentrations (12 credits required):


MSHS / DHSc Dual Degree students must complete one of the following 12 credit concentrations:

  • Community and Public Health Concentration OR
  • Education Concentration

 

DHSc students must complete one of the following 12 credit concentrations:

  • Administration Concentration
  • Community and Public Health Concentration OR
  • Education Concentration

MSHS / DHSc Dual Degree and DHSc Graduation Requirements


Students enrolled in the MSHS / DHSc Dual Degree program or the DHSc program must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA at all times and will be placed on academic probation if their GPA falls below 3.0. Students who are unable to raise their cumulative GPA to 3.0 at the end of the probation semester or who fall below a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for a second time will be dismissed from the program.

The capstone project conducted in HSCI 870 is performed independently under the mentorship of a capstone committee. Students must successfully complete each of the capstone project milestones, in order shown, to successfully pass the capstone and complete the overall DHSc program:

  • Project Premise / Research Concept in written form
  • Project Proposal, presented as a written document and oral presentation
  • Final Defense of the Project, presented as a written document and oral presentation

Through dedicated effort, it is possible to complete the capstone in two semesters (6 credit hours). Students requiring more time to complete the capstone project will be allowed, with permission, up to two additional semesters to achieve a satisfactory completion. If the capstone has not been completed in 4 academic semesters, the student will receive a failing grade in the capstone and will be dismissed from the program.

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