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Doctor Health Administration

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Jillian Harvey, Ph.D., DHA Division Director 

The Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) program offers two pathways for enrollment.  Each is designed to allow ambitious health care professionals to turn their clinical or administrative experiences into opportunities to teach, shape public policy and/or lead complex organizations. Successful applicants will possess relevant master’s degrees or A post-baccalaureate professional degree and significant practical experience in the field.

Health Administrator Track

The Health Administrators track of the DHA program focuses on the development of leaders in healthcare administration, health policy, strategic management, and applied research methods. Students hold positions such as Chief Executive Officer, Administrator, Regional Manager, Program Director, and Department Manager. Students are all seeking to gain the skills needed to take on enhanced leadership positions and influence healthcare delivery.

Health Professional Track

The Health Professionals track of the DHA program focuses on the development of interprofessional leaders in clinical care, social work, health information systems and healthcare quality. Students hold positions such as practicing clinicians, Chief Information Officer, health information technology consultant, social worker, case manager, information systems vendor executive, quality assurance professional, and training program coordinator. Students are all seeking to gain the skills needed to take on leadership positions and influence healthcare practice.

DHA Program tracks were renamed in the Spring 2019 semester.

Doctor of Health Administration - Executive (no longer enrolling, for equivalent offering see Health Administrator track)

Candidates in the DHA-Executive program have achieved senior-level administrative positions, and now seek the next level of learning. Our graduates generally intend to turn their doctoral degrees into higher education faculty positions, into leadership roles in health care advocacy, or into the highest levels of health care administration.

Doctor of Health Administration - Interprofessional Studies (no longer enrolling, for equivalent offering see Health Professional track)

Our DHA-Interprofessional program turns this CHP core philosophy into a degree, fostering collaborative thinking in future health care faculty, advocates, and executives. This program features evidence-based practice and hones individual leadership skills in order to broaden the health care community's embrace of interprofessional practice.

Doctor of Health Administration - Information Systems (no longer enrolling, for equivalent offering see Health Professional track)

With national attention focused on improving efficiency and outcomes in health care delivery, information management is emerging as a key to future success. This program delivers cutting-edge, doctoral level training in an on-line environment, allowing students to continue working while studying. Professionals will apply their experience in health care technology to this degree, emerging prepared to help shape policy and improve patient outcomes.