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Doctor of Health Administration (EdD)


Be prepared to assume a leadership role through D'Youville's doctoral program in Health Administration.

Our program provides health professionals with the skill set demanded by today's complex higher education, healthcare, nonprofit and government environments.

You'll gain a solid foundation in health analytics, critical analysis and problem-solving. Benefit from a solid curriculum of advanced graduate coursework including:

  • research and analysis
  • epidemiology
  • organizational behavior
  • law and policy
  • finance

A hallmark of our program is a solid didactic preparation as well as training in health analytics and critical thinking for complex situations.

Why Choose D'Youville?

  • Mentorship: Benefit from valuable field experiences in healthcare organizations, supported by knowledgeable healthcare mentors. These mentors can assist you in developing your dissertation research.
  • Flexibility: Our program can be completed part-time or full-time, ideal for working professionals who want to give their career a boost. Most courses are offered during evenings – with some also offered on the weekends and during the summer.
  • Opportunity: Many of our graduates currently hold leadership positions in healthcare facilities across North America.
  • Comprehensiveness: Our faculty bring a diverse range of research, education, and professional experience to the classroom, providing you with a comprehensive education informed by real-world experience.
  • Connectivity: Through close interactions with faculty and collaboration with your classmates, you’ll develop the kinds of professional and personal networks that will support you as you progress through your career.

Explore Course In Health Administration

  • Explore quantitative and qualitative issues associated with population-based epidemiological research. Explore study design, measurement, data collection, risk assessment, and more. Learn how these methods determine client care and influence institutional goals.

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to plan, measure, and communicate the performance of an organization. Explore how the basics of measurement apply to planning, budgeting, and control within an organization. Learn how to assess how processes perform and how outcomes are affected.

  • Discover the legal and ethical issues frequently encountered by healthcare managers. Learn about the constitutional basis for government support in healthcare and how law and regulations are imposed on the healthcare industry.

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Shauntel Parkinson

Health Services Administration

My favorite part of DYU has been the opportunity to directly connect with the faculty at the Center for Doctoral Studies and Research (CDSR). They've always had an open door policy to ask questions and provide support whenever I've needed it.

Admission requirements

Applications to the Health Administration doctoral degree program are considered on a competitive basis. In addition to the general admissions requirements, applicants must present the following:

  • Complete an online graduate application for admission (no application fee).
  • Submit Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
    • Completion of a master's degree, with a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours with grades of B or better.
    • Minimum graduate grade point average of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 system).

Information Sessions

We welcome you to join us for an information session or meeting about our graduate and doctoral program. Find dates and locations.