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Doctor of Health Administration | Curriculum

 
Executive Program CoursesCredit Hours
DHA 861 Foundations in Leadership  3
DHA 866 Applied Research3
DHA 801Financial Management3
DHA 867Quantitative Methods for Research            3
DHA 868Foundations in Health Policy 3
DHA 807Managing Health Care Information            3
DHA 871Management of Change 3
DHA 804Global and Community Health 3
DHA 865Seminar in Health Policy      3
DHA 875Comparative Effectiveness in Health Services Research 3
DHA 872Leadership III            3
DHA 870Advanced Techniques in Applied Research3
DHA-990Doctoral Project18+
   
Interprofessional Program CoursesCredit Hours
DHA 861 Foundations in Leadership3
DHA 866 Applied Research3
DHA 874Interprofessional Studies3
DHA 867Quantitative Methods for Research 3
DHA 868Foundations in Health Policy 3
DHA 807Managing Health Care Information 3
DHA 871Management of Change 3
DHA 804Global and Community Health 3
DHA 865Seminar in Health Policy 3
DHA 875Comparative Effectiveness in Health Services Research 3
DHA 876Evidence Based Health Care            3
DHA 870Advanced Techniques in Applied Research3
DHA 990Doctoral Project 18+
   
Information Systems Program CoursesCredit Hours
DHA 861 Foundations in Leadership3
DHA 866 Applied Research3
DHA 878Advanced Systems Thinking3
DHA 867Quantitative Methods for Research 3
DHA 868Foundations in Health Policy 3
DHA 807Managing Health Care Information 3
DHA 871Management of Change 3
DHA 804Global and Community Health 3
DHA 865Seminar in Health Policy 3
DHA 875Comparative Effectiveness in Health Services Research 3
DHA 872Leadership II3
DHA 870Advanced Techniques in Applied Research3
DHA 990Doctoral Project 18+

 

Coursework
Formal coursework will be provided in didactic format, incorporating online instruction with required on-campus sessions offered in extended weekend schedules during the first and second year of the program.  Each DHA Program will provide students with a schedule of didactic courses and required on-campus sessions at the time of enrollment. 

Comprehensive Examination
A comprehensive examination will be taken immediately following completion of all course work. The written examination will require the examinee to demonstrate an application and integration of his/her knowledge to specific health care issues. Examinations will be evaluated as Pass/Fail.

Doctoral Project Proposal
The doctoral project proposal should be developed over the second year of course work. After successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination, the proposal must be formally presented to the doctoral candidate’s project committee for approval. Only after formal approval can work proceed with the project.

Doctoral Project
All DHA students are required to complete a major study analyzing a management or policy issue in the health care field.  The Doctoral Project can be an applied management study in an actual organization or subject area as contrasted with a theoretical research project required in most PhD programs. 

  
Last Published with Edits:July 20, 2015 3:01 PM
Last Comprehensive Review: July 2015
 
 
 
 

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