Prepare to Lead the Next Generation in Healthcare
Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) program may have the opportunity to advance the study of health administration and operational leadership dynamics to drive their field forward. By utilizing an in-depth, research-based approach to facilitate leaders’ abilities and roles as strategic professionals, you may be able to help your leaders expand their capabilities and adapt a range of leadership styles to use in diverse situations.
Choosing a Qualitative Operational Leadership DHA Degree
The doctorate in health administration (DHA) is a terminal research degree that allows for the development of theoretical knowledge in the healthcare industry. You then can apply that knowledge to the improvement of practice.
Through both classwork and the completion of qualitative studies, this program can help established professionals to directly contribute to the healthcare field. By developing skills to aid them in addressing technology, efficiency, quality, safety and outcomes, graduates of GCU’s DHA program can be key players in advancing approaches to leadership and designing innovative operational methods to leadership within healthcare organizations.
Research courses are strategically embedded in this program of study and will be taught from the perspective of doing. Designed based on the qualitative research focus, every class in this program is designed to make a clear step forward in the completion of the dissertation.
Careers With a Doctor of Health Administration
Doctoral programs in healthcare administration can prepare you to turn your vision for leadership within healthcare organizations into a reality and provide you with a wide range of opportunities within a variety of healthcare settings. As a graduate with a qualitative DHA in Operational Leadership, you may be qualified to pursue positions in:
- Health system management
- Healthcare operations
- Healthcare research
- Health policy
GCU alumni enrolling in a doctoral program for the first time may be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship.§
§ MOU-Alumni 2000 Doctoral-Dec2023: The Alumni Scholarship for Doctoral Programs is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application and begin a Doctoral program in December 2023. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarship or awards and only applies to online and evening programs. Please speak to a university counselor for complete details.
* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.