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Application for the Doctor of Health Administration - Information Systems and Leadership


The “Information Systems and Leadership” track of the DHA program focuses on the development of information systems/ technology leaders in health policy, strategic management, and healthcare information technology. Students will be practicing healthcare information specialists who currently hold or who are seeking leadership positions to influence healthcare practice. The central theme of the curriculum will be the development of information systems building on the domains of leadership, change management, policy, and advocacy. The first two years consists 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-Information Systems 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 systems change, 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 - Information Systems and Leadership should possess significant experience in healthcare information systems or technology. A post-baccalaureate professional degree or master's degree in an information systems related 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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