In light of new consumer expectations, emerging technologies, and reform initiatives such as the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare administration field has never been more challenging—or more exciting. Hospitals and healthcare organizations need talented, forward-thinking professionals to help manage the changes. Our Doctor of Healthcare Administration program can prepare you with the knowledge and business competencies you need to lead change in your organization and make an impact on your healthcare community.

Earning your doctorate in healthcare administration from Walden can prepare you to pursue executive-level and leadership roles such as CEO, CFO, and COO.* Such positions may be found in a variety of settings, including:

  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Consulting firms
  • Healthcare associations
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals and hospital systems
  • Integrated delivery systems
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Managed care organizations (e.g., HMOs, PPOs)
  • Medical group practices
  • Mental health organizations
  • Public health departments
  • University or research institutions

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):

  • The number of jobs typically requiring a doctorate or a professional degree for entry is projected to increase by 20% (vs. 14% for others) between 2010 and 2020.
  • Career opportunities for health and medical management are projected to grow by about 22% through 2020.

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this program.



JImmy Watson

Jimmy Watson

BS in Health Studies Graduate / MHA Student
The amount of support, resources, and assistance available to students is phenomenal.
Being a student at Walden University is one of the best things that has happened to me in my life. As a father, husband, and worker, I was able to navigate this triangular responsibility alongside my academic challenges.
Pursuing a degree from Walden is a commitment to efficiency and quality in healthcare.
Kahla D. LaPlante PhD in Health Services Student
Kahla LaPlante
Ogbeide Elijah MHA Student
Ogbeide Elijah
Perry Ishmael Peralta MHA Student
Perry Ishmael Peralta
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.
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