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Doctor of Health Administration (EdD)

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

Overview & Distinctions


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.

D'Youville Advantages

  • 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.


We offer numerous scholarship and financial aid opportunities for graduate students, including a 20% discount for Canadian citizens and opportunities for tuition waivers and discounts for military veterans.


Explore Courses in Health Administration

Evaluation of Health Systems — HAPH 707

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.

Quality Management in Healthcare — HAPH 669

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.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare — HAPH 653

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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Admission Requirements

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.
  • Two letters of reference from graduate professors and employers/supervisors focusing on the applicant's potential for success in a doctoral program.
  • Submit a resume detailing evidence of active involvement in the health care field (preferably over a period of at least two years), including demonstration of leadership and professionalism in health administration.
  • A brief biographical sketch (500-1,000 words) and written statement of goals for pursuing doctoral study.


  1. Completion of a master's degree, with a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours with grades of B or better.
  2. Minimum graduate grade point average of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 system).

Learn More

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

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