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Doctoral degree

Doctor of Health Administration

38 months

Approximate Program Length

54

Total Credits

$810

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Jun 30, 2021

If you’re a health professional who is seeking greater responsibility in shaping the future of the health sector, the Doctor of Health Administration can help you get there. You’ll meet the challenges inherent to today’s healthcare landscape, including economic fluctuations, burgeoning patient needs and industry-changing legislation.

  • Analyze the components and subsystems within healthcare to improve care

  • Understand the economic and regulatory factors that impact healthcare sustainability

  • Understand and guide healthcare policy

  • Shape the direction of health organizations

  • Apply research that informs evidence-based decision-making in health administration

Courses

1

Course at a time

8

Weeks per course

5

Courses per year

Dissertation

You’ll begin your dissertation in your third course and follow a schedule of milestones throughout your program. This helps you manage your dissertation in smaller segments and helps identify any research methodology challenges early, so surprises or delays can be addressed.

Symposium

While some doctoral programs require on-campus residency, we’ve shifted to an 8-week online symposium. In the required course you’ll:

  • Receive a detailed overview of each milestone in the doctoral journey
  • Understand what the University expects from doctoral students
  • Understand what doctoral students can expect from the University

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Doctor of Health Administration. You may also enroll in an optional, zero-credit, zero-tuition/fee one-weekend seminar in Phoenix.* 

What you'll learn

When you earn your doctorate of health administration online, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Analysis of healthcare systems
  • Factors influencing modern healthcare
  • Leadership theory and its impact on organizations
  • Impact of legislation on healthcare delivery

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Doctor of Health Administration?

A DHA can prepare you to be a:

  • Clinical director
  • Health information management director
  • Nursing director
18 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Career Services for Life

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

2

Clinical Directors

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

I’m the grittiest person. And so are our students.”

Christopher Wilson

Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Health Professions

* The seminar provides an opportunity for personal interaction with faculty and peers as well as instruction around the framework of your dissertation.
*Students are responsible for their own travel costs.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.