The Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) program provides a theory to application approach to the study of topics and research that are critical to executives and professionals who are leading healthcare organizations or involved in health policy in the 21st Century.
As an application-based research doctoral degree, this program builds on and expands the person's knowledge, abilities, and skills of healthcare through critically evaluating and analyzing current and conceptual practices, strategies, and public policy initiatives that add to the scholarly base of applied healthcare administration research. The use of online delivery for the courses, combined with periodic face-to-face intensive weekend seminars provides an effective yet flexible way to complete a doctoral program.
The Doctor of Health Administration is taught primarily by full-time faculty at Central Michigan University. However, there are teaching opportunities within the College of Health Professions in the area of health sciences. You can view current openings here. In addition, the program is always looking for qualified individuals to serve on dissertation committees. The requirements are as follows:
- Earned doctoral degree in a relevant area related to healthcare (MD, DO, JD may be appropriate in some cases)
- Experience with conducting either quantitative or qualitative research
- Specific expertise relevant to healthcare
If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Steven D. Berkshire, DHA Program Director, at the phone/email listed below.
Program Director Contact Information:
Dr. Steven D. Berkshire
Campus Office: Health Professions Bldg. 1218
Phone: (989) 774-1640
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