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Doctor’s Degrees in Health Sciences & Services

237 Yearly Graduations
$61,200 Median Salary
$72,920 Median Debt
A doctor's degree in health science is offered at 19 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 46% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.0% of health science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Health Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 237 earned their doctor's degree in health science. This earns it the #17 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in health science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 16,503
Associate’s Degree 5,261
Basic Certificate 1,577
Master’s Degree 1,111
Undergraduate Certificate 1,081
Doctor’s Degree 237
Graduate Certificate 178

Earnings of Health Science Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in health science is $61,200. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $37,050 and the high is $83,625.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in health science is $72,920. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $142,736 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $57,885.

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The median monthly payment of a health science graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $850.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in health science. About 69.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 73
Women 164
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Health Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of health science doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 73
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 100
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 30
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Science Doctor's Degree Students

There are 19 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in health science. Learn more about the most popular 19 below:

#1

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
65 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for health science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 20,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 people received their doctor's degree in health science from NUS Florida. About 71% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

62 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

A T Still University of Health Sciences is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in health science. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health science program at A T Still University of Health Sciences awarded 62 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#3

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
43 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Walden University. Roughly 48,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

The health science program at Walden University awarded 43 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 74% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

15 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Each year, around 7,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,230 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 doctor's degrees were handed out to health science majors at MCPHS University. Of these students, 47% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Trident University International

Cypress, California
10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Trident University International is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in health science. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,240 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,120 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their doctor's degree in health science from TUI. Of these students, 50% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in health science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in health science from Rutgers New Brunswick. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in health science. Roughly 24,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,786 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in health science from CU Anschutz. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#8

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Michigan University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in health science. Each year, around 21,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,094 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,360 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 doctor's degrees were handed out to health science majors at WMU. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#9

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, California
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Loma Linda University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $26,880 per year.

The health science program at Loma Linda University awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at El Paso is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in health science. Roughly 25,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,193 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,497 per year.

The health science program at The University of Texas at El Paso awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California University of Pennsylvania is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in health science. Each year, around 6,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in health science from Cal U. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#9

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in health science. Roughly 27,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,752 per year.

The health science program at University of Arkansas awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to health science majors at RMUoHP.

#14

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Brown University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in health science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $57,112 per year.

The health science program at Brown University awarded 2 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#15

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
1 Yearly Graduations

University of South Dakota is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in health science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,697 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,062 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in health science from USD.

#15

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, Indiana
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 15th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Indiana State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,036 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,542 per year.

The health science program at Indiana State University awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#15

Midwestern University - Downers Grove

Downers Grove, Illinois
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Midwestern University - Downers Grove is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in health science. The health science program at Midwestern University - Downers Grove awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in health science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,788 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,119 per year.

The health science program at University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Health Science Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General/Allied Health Sciences 222
General Health & Wellness 15

Below are some popular majors that are similar to health science that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Medicine 19,720
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 15,507
Rehabilitation Professions 13,537
Nursing 8,781
Osteopathic Medicine 6,700

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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