Welcome to the  School of Health Science at Delaware City University!

If you’re like many of our students, you’re considering a health sciences degree because you want to make an impact in the lives of others. At DCU School of Health Sciences, we share your passion for helping others and are committed to providing you with an education that can help you develop the skills you need to make a positive difference.

Online Learning Programs:

Professional Bachelor Degree Programs

B.S. in Public Health

School of Health Science Bachelor of Science in Public Health offers a variety of concentrations to help you meet your personal and professional goals:

Majors:
  • General Program
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Health and Cultural Diversity
  • Health Communication
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Management
  • Health Promotion and Wellness
  • Health Psychology and Behavior

B.S. in Healthcare Management

Dramatic changes in healthcare have created increasingly complex challenges for organizations.
That’s why it’s more important than ever for professionals looking to advance in the field to earn a healthcare management degree. DCU B.S. in Healthcare Management program explores the latest trends in healthcare, including how new legislation is affecting the industry and healthcare organizations.

Professional Master Degree Programs

Master of Healthcare Administration

Master’s in Healthcare Administration can help you gain the specialized skills you need to stay at the forefront of the dynamic changes in the healthcare field.

Master of Public Health

From fighting infectious diseases to reducing health disparities, public health professionals across the globe face new challenges every day.

DCU Master of Public Health (MPH) program provides the education you need to address public health issues, including:

  • A solid foundation in the core areas of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, public health administration, and social and behavioral sciences.
  • A global perspective on public health, enriched by the experiences of students from all over the world.

M.S. in Health Education and Promotion

Students enrolled in the M.S. in Health Education and Promotion program may choose the General Program or one of three optional specializations to gain further knowledge in a particular area. Students who choose an optional specialization will add three specialization courses to their curriculum.

Specializations
  • General Program
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Health Policy and Advocacy

M.S. in Health Informatics

Enter the rapidly expanding field of health informatics and position yourself at the forefront of efforts to improve the nation’s healthcare system.

Professional Doctorate Degree Programs

Doctoral of Public Health

This online public health doctoral program features two tracks, depending on your academic background:

  • Track I
    Track I is a program of study for students who have a Master of Public Health (MPH). It allows the student to forgo foundational public health courses and complete the program in a shorter amount of time.
  • Track II
    Track II is a program of study for students who have a master’s degree in a discipline unrelated to public health.

Doctoral of Health Services

Through DCU Doctorate of Health Services program, you can gain the skills and experience you need to help prepare you for leadership positions in healthcare administration and policy in a variety of public and private healthcare settings.

Specializations
  • Community Health
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Leadership
  • Public Health Policy

Doctoral of Community Health Education

  • Track I:
    Health education is critical to promoting healthy lifestyles. The Community Health Education specialization addresses how to assess and improve the well-being of communities and public health systems. Learn to analyze a community’s overall health by examining available health resources and the quality of living conditions. Explore how to develop programs that can lead to healthier environments and better health for individuals. Your study culminates in a community health assessment and the development of a public health program to address that community’s needs.

Track I is designed for students with a Master of Public Health (MPH) or an M.S. in Public Health.

  • Track II:
    Health education is critical to promoting healthy lifestyles. The Community Health Education specialization addresses how to assess and improve the well-being of communities and public health systems. Learn to analyze a community’s overall health by examining available health resources and the quality of living conditions. Explore how to develop programs that can lead to healthier environments and better health for individuals. Your study culminates in a community health assessment and the development of a public health program to address that community’s needs.

Track II is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in an academic discipline other than the public health field. In addition to specialization coursework, Track II explores public health fundamentals including case studies and research methods, public health management, and environmental health.

Doctoral of Public Health in Epidemiology

  • Track I:
    Infectious and chronic diseases can devastate entire communities. The Epidemiology specialization broadens your understanding of how these diseases affect populations and explores strategies for maintaining the health of communities. Study how the prevalence of chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes can stress communities and learn to create education programs that can help prevent the spread of chronic disease. As part of your coursework, you will conduct an epidemiological field study that includes original research.

Track I is designed for students with a Master of Public Health (MPH) or an M.S. in Public Health.

  • Track II:
    Infectious and chronic diseases can devastate entire communities. The Epidemiology specialization broadens your understanding of how these diseases affect populations and explores strategies for maintaining the health of communities. Study how the prevalence of chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes can distress communities and learn to create education programs that can help prevent the spread of chronic disease. As part of your coursework, you will conduct an epidemiological field study that includes original research.

Track II is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in an academic discipline other than the public health field. In addition to specialization coursework, Track II explores public health fundamentals including case studies and research methods, public health management, and environmental health.

Application for Admissions

To submit an application by email, you may do so:

  1. Download a College of Arts and Science Application, click here. (PDF file)
  2. Complete the application
  3. Email to: admissions@dcu-edu.org