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Application for the Doctor of Health Administration - Executive


This innovative doctoral degree program brings together health related executives with diverse backgrounds, a resident faculty with advanced management knowledge and research findings, and a visiting faculty that provides up-to-date knowledge with relevant, real-world experience. This wealth of expertise, together in an environment designed to expand knowledge, provides today's healthcare professional with the right balance between theory and practice necessary to succeed in this ever-changing world. The curriculum consists of two years of formal coursework, which will be provided to students during an extended weekend on-campus session offered once each semester, in addition to web based instruction. The third year of the program will be devoted to individual, supervised doctoral project research. The purpose of the doctoral project is to give students an opportunity to work 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. The DHA program has been uniquely designed to fill a gap in health administration education, which provides the participants with the cultural, humanistic, and professional background that the changing healthcare field demands.

Distance Education Information

MUSC has been approved by South Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Currently, MUSC accepts applications to the Doctor of Health Administration from students who live in all states except the territory of Puerto Rico.

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The Doctor of Health Administration program is designed for fall entry every year. Admission considerations include graduation from an accredited Master's program in a healthcare management field and 5+ years of senior management/administrative experience. Additional requirements can be found at

International Applicants

International applicants are not considered without a permanent resident visa.

Application Process

For program details, applicants are encouraged to contact the program directly. Contact Dr. James Zoller, Division Director, Department of Health Care Leadership and Management by email at or by phone at (843) 792-3849. In addition, the DHA Student Services Coordinator is also available to assist you in the enrollment process. Feel free to contact Becca Barry, at or (843) 792-5323 with any questions. 
In addition to the application itself, the applicant must complete supplemental reference materials specific to the program to which they are applying. These forms are available in PDF format within the application and are also sent through email once an application is submitted.

Application Deadlines

Start TermApplication TypeAvailableDeadline
Fall 2016RegularJuly 1, 2015August 10, 2016
Fall 2017RegularJuly 1, 2016April 30, 2017

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Last Published with Edits:September 8, 2016 2:01 PM
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