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The University of Phoenix Doctor of Health Administration program is designed to provide you with an education in the management of health care organizations and systems. Find out more about the Doctor of Health Administration program here.
Learners of the Doctor of Health Administration program at University of Phoenix have the opportunity to study management theories and methods applicable within a variety of health care organizations. Topics covered in the program course work include health care resource management, health care marketing techniques, global and U.S. health care systems, economics of health care services, federal regulation processes, and care management. The program also focuses on the development of decision-making, communication and critical-thinking skills. A series of seminars allows learners to work with mentors to develop, research and present a dissertation.
You should have some current or recent experience working in a health care environment, preferably in a supervisory or administrative position. Prior courses designed to develop management skills can be beneficial but are not required. Applicants are expected to have a graduate degree from a regionally or approved nationally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on the graduate degree posted transcript, current or a record of past employment in an leadership position, and a minimum 3 years of professional experience and current access to a work environment.
You must complete a total of 62 credits to earn the Doctor of Health Administration degree from University of Phoenix. In addition to online courses, the program consists of doctoral seminars, a doctoral project and a collaborative case study. You will also be required to present a dissertation. A non-credit annual residency renewal course is offered to those who do not submit a dissertation within 12 months of completing the program. The curriculum adheres to a specific sequence as shown in the table below.
Doctoral programs require brief residencies in select cities. Please contact a University Enrollment Advisor for details.
The University's Central Administration is located at 1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85282-2371. Online Campus: 3157 E. Elwood St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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