Our online Doctor of Healthcare Administration program can help you gain advanced knowledge and business strategies to stay current in today's ever-changing healthcare environment.
Gain the knowledge to impact the future of healthcare. Walden’s online 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:
As a leader in healthcare education, Walden University is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students, the healthcare industry, and employers. Earning your online DHA 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:
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:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this program.
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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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.