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Impact Healthcare’s Future With a Doctor of Healthcare Administration

From tech-driven innovations to the push for greater cost transparency, the healthcare industry is undergoing a profound transformation. Help your organization navigate these changes and deliver better care to patient populations with Walden’s online Doctor of Healthcare Administration program.

Our online DHA program equips you with the holistic, healthcare-focused skill set you need to be an impactful leader and problem-solver. Walden’s multidisciplinary curriculum is aligned with American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) standards.

A Doctor of Healthcare Administration program academically prepares students to lead healthcare systems and organizations in adapting to—and thriving in—today’s dynamic environment.

Why Complete Your DHA Online With Walden?  

Get Credit for Experience

Your professional certifications and fellowships could translate into course credits.

Be Supported at Each Step

Our Doctoral Degree Coach™ tool helps you map and track key program milestones and access helpful resources along the way.

Prepare for Your Doctoral Study

Five doctoral seminars allow you to choose your capstone topic early, begin your research, and build your doctoral skill set.

Gain Specialized Expertise

Focus your learning on the specific healthcare management skills that are integral to leading modern healthcare organizations.


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Program Details

Learning Tracks

We have a path to success for every level in your career.

Your Doctoral Journey

At Walden, we’ll guide you every step of the way with a comprehensive suite of support resources designed to help you confidently pursue the finish line, including our Doctoral Degree CoachTM. Are you ready to reach a higher level in your field?

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Your Personalized Guide to Doctoral Completion

Earning your Doctor of Healthcare Administration degree requires commitment, perseverance, and hard work. You can do it, and Walden is here to help—with our Doctoral Degree Coach™.

  • Map and Track Milestones: Break your DHA research down into manageable, sequential steps. See where you are, what’s ahead, and what you’ve already accomplished, all in one place.
  • Meet Weekly Targets: No more guesswork. Set prompts based on your to-do list and receive reminders and updates directly to your in-box.
  • Connect With Faculty: Stay on the same page and keep your online DHA program progress on track. With shared access to your dashboard, your chair can easily guide you through your checklists, goals, and timelines.
  • Access Helpful Resources: Quickly find support from the right person at the right time. Our comprehensive resource guide points you in the right direction—no more frustrating searches.

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations:

 A master's degree or higher.
General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Tuition and Fees

Paying for Your Education

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Program Outcomes

Deepen Your Healthcare Administration Expertise

Walden’s online DHA degree program is designed to provide you with contemporary insights and cutting-edge business strategies in healthcare administration. Explore data-driven approaches for executive decision-making and learn evidence-based research skills that empower you to advance the field’s body of knowledge. You’ll conduct an in-depth study of a healthcare administration issue you choose, allowing you to strengthen your expertise in an area you’re passionate about.

Career Outlook

Amid shifting public policy, an aging population, and technological advances, the face of healthcare is constantly changing. Organizations need innovative healthcare leaders to help them deliver the highest caliber of care at the lowest possible cost. The demand for medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32% through 2029—faster than the average for all occupations.1

Earning your online DHA degree can position you to achieve greater credibility in your field, unlock new career opportunities, and improve the healthcare experience for patients. Make a positive difference for your organization as well as the communities you serve.

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow


through 2029.1

A Doctor of Healthcare Administration degree can prepare you to work in settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government agencies

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

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of Walden’s online DHA program, you will be academically prepared to:

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


Meet Your Academic Team

  • Leslie King

    Leslie King

    Program Director

    Dr. King has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare field, which includes professional experience in both the clinical healthcare and healthcare education environments. He is a published scholar in the areas of clinical toxicology and healthcare education.

  • Eboni Green

    Eboni Green

    Core Faculty

    A registered nurse, Dr. Green has extensive experience in long-term care, specifically leadership and quality assurance. She is a licensed long-term care administrator and a nursing assistant teacher/trainer, working in skilled care in hospital settings, homecare, and nursing homes.

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