Program Overview

The Doctor of Health Administration degree is a 63-credit hour program that is cutting edge, academically sound, practice based, and flexible. Designed for leaders in the health care field, the online format, combined with six weekend seminars, provides the ultimate combination of academic rigor and practical convenience. The DHA is designed for professionals in upper leadership levels from a variety of healthcare disciplines and organizations. You will be able to work with other senior level managers who represent the entire spectrum of healthcare delivery modalities. The objectives of this applied doctorate program are directed toward preparing individuals with the theoretical foundations, applied skills and practical expertise required for leadership positions within the health care industry. The DHA degree is offered online in a cohort format. Cohorts begin each August. It is designed to be completed in 3 years but also offers a 5-year Plan for interested individuals. Coursework is conducted online but also does require travel approximately seven (7) times throughout the program to attend a mandatory orientation and six seminars, four of which are currently held on the campus of CMU in Mt. Pleasant, MI, with the remaining two seminars at selected locations (examples of seminar locations are Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington D.C.)

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Central Michigan University is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and was originally founded in 1892 as a school for teachers and business education. Today, CMU is the fourth largest institution in Michigan and is also among the 100 largest public universities nationally.

    Two hundred academic programs are available at CMU at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels, including nationally recognized programs in entrepreneurship, journalism, music, audiology, teacher education, psychology and physician assistant. Academic divisions include:

    • the College of Business Administration
    • the College of Communication and Fine Arts
    • the College of Education and Human Services
    • the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions
    • the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • the College of Medicine
    • the College of Science and Engineering
    • the College of Graduate Studies

    Central Michigan University has offered degree programs through its Global Campus unit to working adults for more than 40 years. The University operates a network of CMU Learning Centers in more than 50 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels, including non-degree certifications.

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