Doctor of Health Administration - Health Administrator Pathway


Health Administrator applicants are recommended to possess the following:

  • Significant experience in a management or policy position in the healthcare field.
  • A post-baccalaureate professional degree or master's degree in Health Administration, Business Administration, Public Health, Public Administration, or in an equivalent relevant discipline.
  • Proficiency (either through graduate coursework or professional experience) in health finance, statistics, organizational behavior, health economics, and epidemiology. Applicants without substantial background courses/knowledge will be required to make up deficiencies.

After initial screening, final candidates may be interviewed by the admissions committee. 

Application Checklist

  1. Complete the university application, which includes:

    • Application Fee
    • Personal Information
    • Contact Information
    • Educational Background Information
    • 3 Professional References (names and email addresses will be needed for the application)
    • Career Goal Essay
    • Current Resume

    2. Once you have completed and submitted a university application, you will need to submit the following supplemental materials:

    • Official transcripts from all degree-bearing transcripts
    • Current organizational chart with applicant's position highlighted (if available)
    • Current position description 

    Please note: All above information must be received before an admission decision can be made. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the progress of his/her application by viewing the Application Progress Portal.

    *Test Scores, such as the GRE or GMAT are not required.

Application Process

The DHA Program has a rolling admissions process. Once all required application materials have been received, they are shared with the DHA admissions committee for review. Admissions decisions are generally available in 2-4 weeks after an application is complete. 

New cohorts begin each fall. Please, apply early to ensure space will be available in the next incoming cohort and to allow time to properly prepare for enrollment. For program details, applicants are encouraged to contact the program directly.

Dr. Jillian Harvey
Division Director
Phone: (843) 792-3431
Leslie Anderson
Student Services Coordinator

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2021  Regular July 1, 2020 Rolling

Distance Education Information

MUSC has been approved by South Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Currently, MUSC accepts applications to the Doctor of Health Administration from students who live in all states.

To learn more please see the Office of Institutional Effectiveness' State Authorization page.

International Applicants

MUSC’s DHA degree program is unable to admit international students requiring an F-1 visa. Applications will only be accepted from U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or those holding other valid nonimmigrant visa classifications that allow participation in lawful study while in the United States.