Doctor of Health Administration FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The DHA program provides personalized support toward a successful doctoral project dissertation that includes opportunities such as participating in optional, virtual synchronous sessions called Topic Tackle where students share their ideas for their project and discuss questions with their peers and faculty in a facilitated environment.

The DHA degree requires a conferred master’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution. Our DHA program is suited for individuals in mid to senior level healthcare leadership roles, with a minimum of 3-5 years of mid to senior level industry experience.

Definitely! Our DHA program participates in ACHE Higher Education Network (HEN). Student leaders are involved in a variety of activities to support their peers and the program.

Yes, our DHA students have the opportunity to participate in the School of Health Sciences Interprofessional Education (IPE) Speaker Series where esteemed healthcare leaders share their insights into the industry.

While there currently is no accreditation for doctoral programs, this program was intentionally developed to align with the high standards and best practices for graduate programs, as set forth by CAHME.

The DHA credit hour requirements are 60.

No, there is no physical residency requirements. The program offers unique flexibility with weekly course starts.

With our individualized teaching model, we understand that each student’s situation is unique. The expected average time to completion is 44 months.

Yes, the DHA requires the completion of an applied practice-based project which includes writing an applied dissertation manuscript. You will use the knowledge and skills gained in the program with the incorporation of academic and professional research to offer practical solutions to existing problems in your chosen professional field.