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At a Glance

Doctoral Programs

Health Sciences

Postprofessional Doctor of Health Science

The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) program at the University of Indianapolis is designed to provide practicing clinicians and professionals with the necessary tools to advance their skills and knowledge, as well as expand career opportunities in the health sciences. UIndy's DHSc program is primarily online and emphasizes education and leadership. The DHSc is an advanced program of study that provides education beyond entry-level doctoral degrees.


Doctor of Nursing Practice

Aimed at nurses working in administrative or advanced-practice roles, the post-master’s program will provide students with a mix of clinical, organizational, financial and leadership skills. Graduates will be prepared to use the latest research to enhance patient care and to evaluate and improve healthcare delivery systems.

Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

This full-time program prepares students to enter practice in the profession of occupational therapy, building a strong foundation that allows for future specialization after graduation.

Physical Therapy

Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy

The DPT program prepares outstanding clinicians to enter practice across the full spectrum of physical therapy settings. Our full-time, three-year program equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to function as physical therapists in increasingly complex and independent roles. Our graduates perform well on the physical therapist licensure exam and are highly regarded in the physical therapy job market.

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

The tDPT program at UIndy is one of only a few programs to train international students at a doctoral level and prepare them for clinical practice in the U.S.


Clinical Psychology

The APA-accredited PsyD curriculum develops a solid foundation of core knowledge and assessment, intervention, and research skills by means of a structured sequence of classes and experiences. As students progress through the curriculum, they are systematically exposed to more applied, broad-based, and sophisticated course content. Students have the opportunity to develop expertise in a concentration area (Child and Adolescent Psychology; Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine; Adult Psychopathology and Psychotherapy) and to select elective courses. Three- and four-year options are available for completion of doctoral coursework. Graduates are fully eligible for licensure in every state.

  • large variety of practicum opportunities
  • option to obtain MA along with doctorate
  • assistantships and fellowships (diversity and academic)
  • small class sizes