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Application for the Doctor of Health Administration


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 on-campus sessions offered during intensive summer sessions and extended weekend sessions. 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.

State Authorization Information

Due to various Department of Education and state higher education regulations, MUSC College of Health Professions distance programs are currently only authorized to accept applications from students whose current address is in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, US Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

We regret that the current regulations prevent us from offering our high quality distance education programs to students in all states at this time. However, please know that we will be exploring mechanisms to address these restrictions and will post any updates on this site.


The Doctor of Health Administration program is designed for fall entry every year. Admission considerations include graduation from an accredited Masters 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

Applicants are encouraged to contact the program directly. Contact Dr. James Zoller in the Department of Health Care Leadership and Management by email at or by phone at (843) 792-3849.
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 2015RegularJuly 1, 2014June 30, 2015

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Last Published with Edits:April 23, 2015 8:47 AM
Last Comprehensive Review:April 2014

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