Gain the knowledge to impact the future of healthcare. Walden’s Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) can prepare you to be a visionary leader and social change agent in today’s dynamic healthcare environment.

The healthcare industry is undergoing a radical transformation—from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to new insurance regulations to evolving medical service delivery models. Employers will expect tomorrow’s healthcare leaders to effectively deliver the highest caliber of care at the lowest possible cost.

One of a small numbers of universities offering a fully online DHA program, Walden’s innovative DHA program is designed to prepare you with the holistic knowledge and advanced business strategies needed to manage the healthcare delivery demands of your organization and the communities it serves. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum that blends theory with research, you can learn how to become an effective healthcare leader and problem solver. Attend enriching, face-to-face residencies that prepare you for each phase of your program.

Some of the leadership skills you will gain include:

  • Effectively using communication and public relations knowledge.
  • Adopting data-driven approaches for executive-level decision making.
  • Executing practice-based research.

As a leader in healthcare education, Walden University is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students, the healthcare industry, and employers. Earning your doctorate in healthcare administration from Walden can position you to attain a new level of credibility and recognition in your field, advance into executive roles, and improve the healthcare experience for providers as well as patients.

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:

  1. Demonstrate evidence-based leadership approaches in changing healthcare environments.
  2. Engage in scientific inquiry to advance research and practice in complex healthcare systems.
  3. Critically evaluate the interdisciplinary role of stakeholders in healthcare administration strategies.
  4. Demonstrate data-driven decision making in healthcare-setting financial management, strategic planning, economic analysis, and quality assessment.
  5. Apply ethical and legal principles to healthcare administration practice and communication.
  6. Implement culturally responsive decisions in healthcare administration.
  7. Assess risk management in healthcare settings using scientifically validated principles.
  8. Promote positive social change through health management and systems thinking.

The Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) program at Walden gives you access to an accelerated program track if you already hold a Master of Healthcare Administration.

Find detailed information for this program including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt. This information will vary depending on whether you (1) hold a MHA or (2) hold a master's degree other than MHA.

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Earn Your PhD While Balancing Priorities

At Walden we understand that you likely work full time and may care for children or other family members. Explore our support services  designed to help you balance family commitments with your work and school responsibilities. We’re all in it together.

 

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Almost 95% of Walden alumni responding to our survey say that their program helped them to advance positive social change.*

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More than half of Walden doctoral graduates who responded to our survey say their degree contributed to earning a pay raise.*

Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2014 survey.
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