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DMSc in Emergency Management and Global Health

For the PA ready to lead in the boardroom, a care team, natural disaster response, and the recovery.

Transform your career in just one year.

Doctor of Medical Science

Emergency Management and Global Health Concentration

As the professional doctorate for PAs, our Doctor of Medical Science degree opens the door to new opportunities in the clinic and far beyond. You’ll expand on your PA experience by learning how to build and lead a health care team, innovate by applying research, or drive decision-making in the boardroom.

With the DMSc-EMGH concentration, you’ll emerge as a dynamic leader in global health and emergency management. You’ll be uniquely prepared to enhance health care delivery and patient outcomes in the most challenging environments, from remote areas to disaster-stricken regions. You’ll be able to deliver impactful emergency management operations globally and navigate the intricate landscape of global health with confidence.

Unlock an exclusive opportunity by pairing the DMSc-EMGH with the Master of Public Health option. After completing the DMSc, you’ll be able to transfer courses toward the MPH, and complete both degrees in under two years.

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The Emergency Management and Global Health concentration includes an intensive in-person experience. It’s a rigorous, yet exciting 7-to-10-day session at our 490-acre nature preserve, where you’ll apply your learned skills in emergency management and global health, readying you for real-world application in challenging environments.

This immersive training sharpens your abilities as an administrator and clinician in emergency management and global health, allowing you to apply your entire educational journey in a practical, complex emergency response and disaster management environment. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to lead in emergencies, disaster responses, and global health, positioning you for leadership roles in these critical fields.

The course is held in the week before Commencement, so you'’re able to complete the program and stay for Commencement, with only one or two extra days.

DMSc + MPH: Combined Graduate Degrees in Under Two Years!

Unlock an exclusive opportunity with Lynchburg’s DMSc program, designed for completion in just 12 months. Upon completing the DMSc, seamlessly transition into our MPH program. As a DMSc graduate, you’ll receive guaranteed admission.

Leverage your DMSc achievements further: Get credit for two DMSc courses toward your MPH, reducing the total required credits and fast-tracking your path to combined graduate degrees.

Master of Public Health (for DMSc graduates):

  • Credit hours: 30 24
  • Tuition: $17,160 $13,728

Don’t forget: Virginia residents could get an additional $2,500 through the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant!

For PAs by PAs.

The DMSc degree is the professional doctorate for PAs. At Lynchburg, DMSc courses build on your foundation as a clinician and support growth as a health care leader, administrator, advocate, and educator. Take what you learn today and put it into practice tomorrow. The Lynchburg DMSc is the spark that will ignite the next phase of your career.

By adding the MPH, will expand opportunities even further with community health, epidemiology, health equity, and more.

Start on Your Schedule: Enrolling each January, April, July, and October.

The EMGH Concentration enrolls in July.

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Choose Your Passion:

The DMSc offers six concentrations of study to advance your career.

  • Addiction Medicine: Focus on neurobiology, neurochemistry, pharmacology, non-pharmacologic interventions, and the underlying factors that contribute to chemical and behavioral addictions.
  • Behavioral MedicinePrepare to work in psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the executive level, clinical positions, and in leadership.
  • Administrative MedicineBuild your doctorate education around health care leadership, administration, and business skills.
  • Advanced Professional PracticeBecome an active voice in decision making that impacts their profession, their patients, and the future of the healthcare system.
  • Emergency Management and Global HealthLearn how to successfully initiate and manage local, national, and global disaster preparedness and response.
  • Medical EducationPrepare for teaching, program and curriculum design and implementation, program evaluation, and more.

It forced us to get away from our routine. It forced us to create bonds that we didn’t know we really needed, and that we will forever carry with us through our careers, into our lives, and to our futures.

Amneh Amro ’22 DMSc, PA-C

PA, Revival Health Clinic

Austin, TX

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**This program is not an entry-level doctoral program. PAs interested in this program must have previously completed all their PA professional education, completed a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, and successfully passed the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE).

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