Ph.D. in Health Services Research

The College of Health and Public Service at the University of North Texas is pleased to offer a new Ph.D. program in Health Services Research. This program provides the necessary foundation in health services for future leaders, while providing different choices for specialization based on areas of expertise.

Health care systems are ever-changing and under constant pressure to improve quality of care and outcomes its consumers. Leaders in the current health care delivery environment seek a broad based graduate education that offers the opportunity to assume a leadership role in diverse health care delivery settings that serves a broader spectrum of the population.

This program provides a broad foundation in public health concerns, research and evaluation methods, and health and social policy analysis to meet the demands of a dynamic health services delivery environment. The Ph.D. program in Health Services Research (HSR) provides opportunities for specialized expertise across several Concentration areas: Applied Gerontology, Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, and Rehabilitation Science.

We have a core faculty that has a vast array of experience in a variety of health care delivery environments, and broad expertise in health care and health-related research and policy. The focus will be on developing academic research scientists who are interested in contributing to the health services discipline through research, education and policy analysis.

Graduates of the PhD Program in Health Services Research will be prepared to function as educators, researchers and leaders in health services. You may find future graduates working as university faculty; health research policy analysts with government and non-profit agencies; or as health systems administrators in the public or private industry. The degree program graduates will be prepared to address research, education, service delivery, and policy challenges requiring an interdisciplinary perspective across various service settings.

Concentration in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology:

Prepare competent researchers, with advanced knowledge and technical expertise necessary for improving the quality of life for people with speech, language and hearing disabilities.

Program Requirements

  • 18 semester hours in foundation core courses covering researchmethods and design, statistics, grant proposal writing andanalysis and writing for publication.
  • 15 designated semester hours in the student's chosenconcentration
  • 9 semester hours of approved electives
  • A minimum of 9 semester hours of dissertation

Application Deadline: Jan 11, 2021 for Fall 2021.


  • Graduate Degree from an accredited institution
  • GRE Scores
  • Program Application including resume, statement of intentand example of previous work
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Interview with PhD Committee
  • International students will have additional requirements

For more information contact:

Sharon Miller, Ph.D., CCC-A
Assistant Professor
Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
University of North Texas
Denton, TX, USA.