Doctorate of Health Care Administration (DHA), Online
Get a Doctorate of Health Care Administration Online Through OSU
The discipline of healthcare administration has witnessed considerable change over
the past decade with a continuing demand for well-trained administrators, supervisors,
and managers. Research efforts in healthcare administration have identified the need
for administrators who have a high degree of technical competence coupled with leadership
and emotional intelligence skills. The expansion of the healthcare sector has created
an urgency for a pool of more highly educated, non-research-oriented professionals
who not only understand the business and economics of healthcare, but are also prepared
to deal with the leadership challenges this highly labor intensive discipline presents.
This professional degree program has been designed to accommodate the busy schedules
of working professionals, and as such is delivered completely online & the majority
of courses will be completely asynchronous.
As a professional degree, there is no dissertation requirement.
The Doctorate of Healthcare Administration is a 62 credit hour program comprised of
coursework designed to prepare students in both technical and administrative objectives.
Students who have completed a prior graduate-level degree may be eligible to use up
to 30 credit hours towards their DHA matriculation. Transcripts will be evaluated
on a case-by-case basis after application.
Required courses include (but are not limited to):
Dynamics of Health Care Markets
Healthcare Public Policy
Advanced Clinical Operations Management
Advanced Cases in Healthcare Leadership
Contemporary Topics in Healthcare Management
Cases in Healthcare Quality and Process Improvement
Advanced Healthcare Law
Graduate Seminar - Various Offerings
Research and Faculty
We are so excited to accept our first cohort of Doctoral students in the
School of Health Care Administration this fall (2022). We encourage applications from
students who are interested in working at a high-level of healthcare administration
and management. We work hard to make sure that our students have a robust curriculum
of advanced training in both technical and administrative aspects of healthcare administration,
to prepare the next generation of healthcare system leaders.
- Dr. Bavette Miller Chair and Director, School of Health Care Administration.
Applicants are encouraged to apply anytime. Please refer to our admissions page for more instructions and deadlines. Applicants are expected to have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.00 (or an equivalent)
or higher. Letters of recommendations and a statement of career goals will be used
in admission decisions. Where English is not the native language, students must have
scored above 550 on the paper based TOEFL or above 79 on the Internet based TOEFL.
Cost & Assistance
We are proud to offer one of the most affordable Doctorate of Health Care Administration
programs in the nation whether you are an in state or out of state student. In state
residents will receive the 'Oklahoma Resident' tuition rates and out of state students
will receive the 'Non-residents - Online Only**' tuition rates listed on the Tuition
& Financial Aid page linked below.