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About the Profession

Doctor in Health Administration

What will a DHA do for my career?
DHA Executive Program

It’s hard to imagine a more dynamic, fast-paced and rewarding field than health care. Individuals who possess a doctoral degree in health administration from MUSC/CHP gain unique competitive advantages.

Armed with your DHA, you can pursue a career in academe, public policy/advocacy, or as an executive of a health care organization. Possessing a DHA gives you a clear, competitive edge in a dynamic marketplace.

Our focus on evidence-based medicine, leadership training, inter-professional learning, and whole-patient thinking puts CHP grads in high demand. Among the positions our grads have assumed:

  • Health System President and CEO
  • Hospital Vice President
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Consultant

Academic leadership positions

  • University President
  • College Professor
  • Associate Dean for Students

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