Examine and evaluate the latest issues and continuing trends in healthcare.

Our DHA program—one of a small number of fully online DHA programs—can prepare you to be:

  • An innovative problem solver.
  • A visionary leader.
  • A social change agent.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 48 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 35 credits


More about our DHA program

  • Career Options

    Our DHA program can prepare you for leadership roles at the executive level, such as CEO, CFO, and COO, in settings that include:*

    • Ambulatory and long-term care facilities
    • Consulting firms
    • Healthcare associations and hospital systems
    • Hospices and home health agencies
    • Integrated delivery systems
    • Managed care organizations (e.g., HMOs, PPOs)
    • Medical group practices
    • Mental health organizations
    • Public health departments
    • Universities or research institutions

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

  • Tracks

    This online doctorate in healthcare administration offers two tracks, depending on your academic background:

    • Choose Track I if you hold a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA); you can complete the program in a shorter amount of time.
    • Choose Track II if you have a master’s degree in an academic field other than healthcare administration.
  • Entry Requirements

    A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into the DHA program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the DHA program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your DHA at Walden?

  • Cutting-Edge Multimedia

    Videos, simulations, and presentations coupled with the latest classroom technology provide an unmatched online experience.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Affordable Excellence

    Walden’s DHA program is one of the more affordable programs of similar kinds at other online accredited universities.



“The journey at Walden may be challenging, but the rewards are unimaginable!"

Tony Capello | PhD in Public Health Graduate