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PhD in Health Administration Programs
(found programs from 64 schools)

We’ve compiled the most complete directory on the Web of PhD in Health Administration programs. It contains all the nationally accredited programs, from 64 schools across the country. Scroll down to see the listings.

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With today's demand for more cost-effective and efficient healthcare, the need for health administration experts is growing, and, according to the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), both undergraduate and graduate programs in this field are becoming ever more popular.

If you want to be on the front lines of health administration research and policy, consider getting a PhD in health administration. This degree prepares you to shape today's healthcare industry and, armed with this degree, you can choose from a number of leadership roles and career tracks including executive of a health organization, university professor, health policy expert or, of course, researcher.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2013), the mean annual wage for a Health Service Manager, a category that includes those with a Ph.D., is $101,340. Of course, with a PhD, you may be able to earn a wage that approaches the top end of the BLS's figures, at $155,130.

What Health Administration Ph.D. Programs Are Like

A health administration doctorate program can have a variety of concentrations including academics, policy development, public health, high-level management, informatics and research. Because of this variety, these programs may be found in a university's school of medicine, public health, allied health or business administration.

Many programs have minor concentrations or can be tailored to your specialty area such as education, health promotion, occupational health, management, economics or health policy. One thing most health administration PhD programs have in common, though, is the preparation provided to conduct research and apply the results to improve performance and outcomes in health services or healthcare systems.

Curriculum for the Ph.D. in Health Administration

A typical curriculum will have both theoretical courses and opportunities for practical experience. Depending on the program, much of the theoretical content such as classes in research methodology, technology, statistics, finance/economics, quality improvement, leadership and organizational analysis may be conducted online. Practical experience may entail conducting research in the field, a mentorship or a residency in a particular facility or specialty.

Most doctoral programs in health administration require about 60 credit hours with approximately one-third of that devoted to your dissertation work. They can take anywhere from two to four years to complete.

Admission Requirements for Doctoral Programs in Health Administration

Not all Ph.D. programs in health administration require a master's degree for admission; some have master's content rolled into the Ph.D. program. In those cases a good GRE or GMAT score is required. A solid background in health administration of some type (or a related field such as public health) is also usually necessary, as are letters of recommendation and personal interviews with the university's admission staff.

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Top > Alabama
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)
Programs Offered:
Administration-Health Services, D.Sc (Executive Program)
Administration-Health Services, Ph.D. (Residential Program)
Top > Arizona
Northcentral University (Prescott Valley, AZ)
Programs Offered:
DBA - Health Care Administration (online)
PhD - Gerontology (online)
PhD - Health Care Admininstration
PhD - Health Care Admininstration (online)
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Public Health
University of Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Arkansas
Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR)
Programs Offered:
Grad Certificate in Health Care Management
Top > California
Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, CA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology
Doctor of Public Health in Global Health
Doctor of Public Health in Health Education
Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy and Leadership
Doctor of Public Health in Nutriton
Doctor of Public Health in Preventive Care
Doctor of Public Health with Doctor of Psychology in Preventive Care and Clinical Pyschology
San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health - Concentrations in Epidemiology / Health Behavior / Global Health
University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.d) in Biostatistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Services
Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.)
Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) in Biostatistics
Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) in Epidemiology
Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) in Health Services
Doctoral Degree in Public Health (Ph.D)
University of California-Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Public Health
University of Phoenix (Costa Mesa, CA / Pleasanton, CA / Sacramento, CA / San Diego, CA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Colorado
University of Phoenix (Lone Tree, CO)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Connecticut
University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health: Occupational and Envrionmental Health Sciences Concentration
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health: Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Concentration
Top > Delaware
University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Science
Top > District Of Columbia
George Washington University (Washington, DC)
Programs Offered:
PhD in Public Health: Environmental and Occupational Health
PhD in Public Health: Global Health
PhD in Public Health: Health Behavior
PhD in Public Health: Health Policy
Top > Florida
Florida International University (Miami, FL)
Programs Offered:
PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Community Nutrition
PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Environmental and Occupational Health
PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology
PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Keiser University (West Palm Beach, FL)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Science - West Palm Beach
University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology
University of Phoenix (Jacksonville, FL / Maitland, FL / Plantation, FL / Temple Terrace, FL)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health: Health Policy and Management concentration
Doctor of Public Health
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Top > Georgia
Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)
Programs Offered:
PhD in Public Health: Biostatistics concentration
PhD in Public Health: Community Health Behavior and Education
PhD in Public Health: Leadership concentration
University of Phoenix (Augusta, GA / Columbus, GA / Dunwoody, GA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Hawaii
University of Phoenix (Honolulu, HI)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Idaho
University of Phoenix (Meridian, ID)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy and Administration
Doctor of Public Health
Top > Indiana
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
Programs Offered:
PhD in Public Health
University of Phoenix (Indianapolis, IN)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Iowa
University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Programs Offered:
PhD in Health Services & Policy
Top > Kansas
University of Phoenix (Wichita, KS)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Louisiana
Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Public Health in Community Health Sciences
Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology
Top > Maryland
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Bioethics and Health Policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Biostatistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Child and Adolescent Health & Development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: Gerontology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: Injury Control (online)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: Social Policy and Health
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: The Practice of Prevention
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Global Disease Epidemiology and Control (GDEC)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Health Economics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Health Services Research and Policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Health Systems
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Health and Public Policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Human Nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Mental Health
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Population and Health
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Reproductive, Perinatal and Women's Health
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Social and Behavioral Interventions (SBI)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Social and Behavioral Sciences-Health Education And Communication
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Social and Behavioral Sciences-Social And Psychological Influences on Health
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Science (PhD/ScD) - Epidemiology - Cancer Etiology and Prevention
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Science (PhD/ScD) - Epidemiology - Cardiovascular Diseases
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Science (PhD/ScD) - Epidemiology - Clinical Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Science (PhD/ScD) - Epidemiology - Clinical Trials
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Science (PhD/ScD) - Epidemiology - Epidemiology of Aging
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Science (PhD/ScD) - Epidemiology - Genetic Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Science (PhD/ScD) - Epidemiology - Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Science (PhD/ScD) - Epidemiology - Methodology
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Science (PhD/ScD) - Epidemiology - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Science (PhD/ScD) - Epidemiology - Risk Sciences (as a certificate program)
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Child and Adolescent Health & Development
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Epidemiology
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Health Policy and Management - Health Care Management
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Health Policy and Management - Leadership
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - International Public Health
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Population and Health
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Reproductive, Perinatal and Women's Health
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Social and Behavioral Sciences-Health Education And Communication
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Social and Behavioral Sciences-Social And Psychological Influences on Health
Doctor of Science (ScD) - Social and Behavioral Sciences-Health Education And Communication
Doctor of Science (ScD) - Social and Behavioral Sciences-Social And Psychological Influences on Health
University of Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Behavioral and Community Health
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Cognitive Motor Neuroscience
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Exercise Physiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Family Science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Health Services
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Kinesiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Maternal and Child Health
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Physical Cultural Studies
Top > Massachusetts
Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, MA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Science in Health Policy and Management
Top > Michigan
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
University of Phoenix (Troy, MI)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Minnesota
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration
University of Phoenix (Saint Louis Park, MN)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
Programs Offered:
Emergency Management - Doctorate (online)
Emergency Management-Advanced - Doctorate (online)
Ph.D. in Human Services - Public Health (online)
Ph.D. in Human and Social Services - Healthcare (online)
Ph.D. in Public Health - Community Health Education (online)
Ph.D. in Public Health - Epidemiology (online)
Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Public Administration (online)
Public Management and Leadership - Doctorate (online)
Public Management and Leadership-Advanced - Doctorate (online)
Top > Missouri
Saint Louis University (Saint Louis, MO)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Studies
University of Phoenix (Kansas City, MO)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > New Jersey
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (Newark, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Public Health
Top > New Mexico
University of Phoenix (Albuquerque, NM)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > New York
Columbia University (New York, NY)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)/Master of Public Health (MPH) - General
Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Master of Public Health (MPH) - General
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Biostatistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Environmental Health Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Sociomedical Sciences
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Biostatistics
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Environmental Health Sciences
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Epidemiology
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Population & Family Health
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Sociomedical Sciences
New York University (New York, NY)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
Top > North Carolina
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy and Management
Doctor of Public Health: Biostatistics
Doctor of Public Health: Health Policy and Management
Doctor of Public Health: Maternal and Child Health
Doctor of Public Health: Nutrition
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Public Health
University of Phoenix (Charlotte, NC)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Ohio
Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health:Biostatistics Track
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health:Environmental Health Sciences Track
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health:Epidemiology Track
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health:Health Behavior and Health Promotion Track
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health:Health Services Management and Policy Track
University of Phoenix (Independence, OH)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (Oklahoma City, OK)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Public Health
University of Phoenix (Oklahoma City, OK / Tulsa, OK)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Oregon
Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health: Environment, Safety and Health concentration
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health: Health Management and Policy concentration
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health: Health Promotion concentration
University of Phoenix (Tigard, OR)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Pennsylvania
Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health: Health Policy
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health: Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Management and Economics
University of Phoenix (Pittsburgh, PA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > South Carolina
University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Policy and Management
Doctor of Public Health in Health Services Policy and Management
Top > Tennessee
University of Phoenix (Cordova, TN / Nashville, TN)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Texas
Texas A&M Health Science Center (College Station, TX)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Research (Ph.D)
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Houston, TX)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Public Health
University of Phoenix (Dallas, TX / Houston, TX)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Top > Utah
University of Phoenix (Salt Lake City, UT)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)


In addition to the campus based programs, there are numerous online programs available for many of the common Health Administration degree types (Associate, Bachelors, Masters) and specialties. Please feel free to use the links on the left-hand side of this page to explore some of the online degree programs available. Thanks for visiting!