NAU’s PhD Interdisciplinary Health degree curriculum
Foundational courses combined with courses across campus
The IH PhD is a 60-credit hour degree program. In year one, IH PhD students are required to take two (3-credit hour) core courses in Interdisciplinary Health Theory and Application (fall and spring), and a course (3-credit hour) in health-specific research methods (fall). In year two, IH PhD students are required to take a course (3-credit hour) in health-specific scholarship and grant writing (fall). Students are also required to take 9-credit hours of analytical and research skills courses, 12-credit hours in area of research specialization, 6-credit hours of electives, and 6-credit hours of directed research. These courses build the foundation upon which students design their own doctoral research. Students will perform their own original research, write a dissertation, and make an oral, public presentation of their dissertation results. With approval, up to 18 credit hours of previous coursework may be considered for transfer.
Specific requirements are included in the IH PhD Program of Study.