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Doctor of Health Administration (DHA)

The Doctor of Health Administration program is the only one of its kind in Mississippi. This program prepares leaders in education, research, and clinical areas to navigate changes in the health care environment and strategically plan for the future.  

Students learn from academic health science center faculty and industry leaders, gaining both academic and real-world experience.  Students are also challenged by rigorous curricula taught by faculty who have made contributions across multiple disciplines and institutions.  

The Doctor of Health Administration degree program will develop interprofessional leaders who will shape the direction of health care. By offering courses ranging from epistemology to health policy or strategic change management, graduates of this program will be prepared to assume leadership roles in academia, health care practice, or health care administration.

The Doctor of Health Administration, offered across nine semesters, is designed for, but not limited to, part-time, non-traditional students. Online coursework is the primary method of content delivery with minimal face-to-face mandatory on-campus sessions.

Following satisfactory completion of all requirements, students will be awarded the Doctor of Health Administration degree from the University of Mississippi. Degree and accreditation information can be found here

Important dates

  • July 1 of each year: Application available
  • Feb. 1 of each year: Applications due