About the Program

The Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) program 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. The program is 56 credit hours with new cohorts beginning each fall. The program utilizes a blended format, combining asynchronous internet-based instruction with face-to-face meetings. Each semester students are required to spend one long weekend on the MUSC campus in Charleston attending classes.

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Program Learning Outcomes: Skills and Knowledge

Program Objectives include:

  • Development of leaders to fulfill new roles in the evolving healthcare arena.
  • Application of systematic problem-solving methods designed to achieve tangible, long-lasting results.
  • Development of professionals who will apply theory to real world healthcare settings.
  • Build long-term mutually beneficial professional relationships among an array of healthcare professionals and academicians. Students will complete a doctoral research project under the direction of a faculty member to conceive, implement, and analyze an applied research problem that generates new knowledge or adds a new perspective to existing knowledge.

Modalities of Instruction

  • Face-to-Face
  • Online, Synchronous (Scheduled Meeting Times)
  • Online, Asynchronous (On Demand)
  • Hybrid 

Aspirational Career Sector

  • 54. Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (Legal, CPA & Taxes, Architect & Landscape, Engineering, Design Services, Computer Systems, Administrative Professional Consulting, Scientific R&D, PR Marketing & Advertising, Photography, Translation & Interpretation Services, Veterinary Services)
  • 62. Health Care & Social Assistance