Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)

School of Healthcare Business and Technology

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Format: Part-Time

This 54-credit flexible, online program is for healthcare leaders who are looking to expand their ability to deliver impact in complex healthcare environments.

Prepare to Tackle the Issues that Challenge Today’s Healthcare Administrators

This innovative, part-time doctoral program prepares healthcare professionals to become leaders through an interdisciplinary education leading to careers in healthcare administration. The curriculum consists of coursework in five distinct areas: healthcare systems and environments of care; healthcare leadership and finance; operations and data analytics; the doctoral research core; and contemporary topics. During the course of your study, you will build the broad knowledge and skills necessary to address complex, practice-based problems in healthcare. You may start the program in the fall or spring.

Your DHA Journey

The DHA program strengthens your analytical, leadership, and scholarly skills in each area of study. You will graduate ready to:

  • demonstrate critical thinking and critical analyses through the identification, assessment, and translation of evidence to solutions that address the complex practice-based problems of healthcare
  • advance professional practice in healthcare through the collection and collation of available data, synthesis of evidence, and demonstration of support for complex decision-making in the evolving healthcare environment
  • model collaboration, communication, and motivational approaches that lead teams and colleagues to perform at the highest levels and achieve shared goals
  • integrate the principles of quality improvement in leading, innovating, and developing solutions to improve healthcare delivery
  • practice interdisciplinary and interprofessional leadership in pursuit of sustainable changes in healthcare delivery and health services organizations
  • leverage the latest technology to develop solutions to healthcare administration and leadership challenges, while maintaining professional ethics and standards
  • demonstrate knowledge of healthcare finance, accounting, and general business principles in addressing the challenges of healthcare
  • demonstrate social responsibility and organizational citizenship promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), and professional ethics.

The Future of Healthcare is Interdisciplinary

Interprofessional education (IPE) is a way of life at MCPHS.
Students collaborating in lab space

Drive Change in the Practice of Healthcare

Learn to integrate the principles of quality improvement in leading, innovating, and developing solutions to improve the delivery of healthcare.

$119,840

Average salary for healthcare administrator according to 2021 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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32% growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare management is projected to grow 32% by 2030.

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