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Health Administration

The Health Administration program at UMMC's School of Health Related Professions offers a doctorate degree that's the only one of its kind in Mississippi. The program prepares leaders who will shape the direction of health care in education, research and clinical areas while navigating changes in the health care environment and strategically planning for the future.

  • The Doctor of Health Administration degree program is an opportunity for those who hold a master's degree to expand their education and expertise and gain entry into executive-level positions within the ever-expanding and ever-changing health care and related industry. Specific degree requirements can be found here
  • Graduates from SHRP's Health Administration doctorate degree program will be prepared to assume leadership roles in academia, health care practice, or health care administration. Career opportunities with a DHA degree could include leadership roles such as hospital CEOs, faculty chairs, quality officers, directors, business administrators and much more.

About our program

With courses ranging from epidemiology to health policy or strategic change management, students learn from academic health science center faculty and industry leaders to gain academic and real-world experience during the program's nine semesters. The curriculum is designed for, but not limited to, part-time, non-traditional students. Most coursework is done online with minimal face-to-face mandatory on-campus sessions. During the final year of the program, each student will develop and defend a doctoral research project focusing on an administrative area of personal interest.

Important dates

  • July 1 - Applications become available
  • Feb. 1 - Applications are due

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Guy Giesecke, DHAguy-giesecke-headshot-comp.jpg
CEO, Children's of Mississippi

"The DHA has helped me have a broader perspective of health care. Meeting and working with other students from different organizations and parts of the industry has been invaluable. My ability to research solutions, think them through and explain them has strengthened as a result of this program.”

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The Health Administration program features a doctor of health administration degree. Health Administration is one of the many programs offered by UMMC's School of Health Related Professions.

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