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Application for the Doctor of Health Administration - Interprofessional Studies


The "Interprofessional Studies" track of the DHA program focuses on the development of interprofessional leaders in health policy, strategic management, and healthcare quality. Students will be practicing clinicians who currently hold or who are seeking leadership positions to influence healthcare practice. The central theme of the curriculum will be the development of interprofessional practice building on the domains of evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and health informatics. The Interprofessional Studies track includes a curriculum design in which the thread of interprofessional and team building skills is woven throughout. The first two years consist of formal web-based coursework with an extended weekend on-campus session once per semester. The third year is dedicated to individual, supervised doctoral project research. Graduates of the DHA-Interprofessional Studies and Leadership program will be prepared to assume leadership roles in academe and practice. They will work as faculty members in health related educational programs, as health system leaders facilitating team building and interprofessional collaboration, and as policy advisors and advocates.

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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Candidates for the Doctor of Health Administration- Interprofessional Studies program should possess significant experience in a clinical medical specialty. A post-baccalaureate professional degree or master's degree in a clinical medical specialty is required. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency (either through graduate coursework or professional experience) in health finance, statistics, organizational behavior, and health economics. Applicants without substantial background courses/knowledge will be required to make up deficiencies. Additional requirements can be found at

International Applicants

International applicants are not considered without a permanent resident visa.

Application Process

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 2:00 PM
Last Comprehensive Review:June 2016

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