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Health Administration FAQs
How is the DHA degree different than a PhD?The DHA is a professional degree while the PhD is a research degree. The latter focuses upon the generation of original research while the former focuses on the application of research.
How long is the program?The program is designed to be completed in 3 years.
What degree do I need to apply for the DHA program?
A master’s degree or professional doctorate from a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning with a GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in a health care-related field or a master’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning with a GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale and five or more years of experience in health care management, health care policy, clinical medical specialty, etc.;
Is the GRE or GMAT required for admission?Yes, an applicant must submit an official score report from the GRE.
Do you accept out-of-state residents? How can I establish residency?
The University of Mississippi is a state supported school and, therefore, preference is given to residents of the State of Mississippi. The Office of Student Records and Registrar determine the status of residency. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Registrar’s office directly if you have additional residency questions.
When and how can I apply?Applications open July 1 and close February 1 for the fall cohort. All applicants pay a nonrefundable application fee of $25. You may apply at https://myu.umc.edu; choose guest access; choose admissions; and choose start application.
How many are accepted each year into your program?
Currently, the program accepts a 10 student cohort each fall. The resources available and the market demand determine the number accepted.
How many applicants receive an interview?
The admissions committee determines the exact number of individuals who are offered an interview. However, it will probably average twice the number of available admission slots.
Will other doctoral work transfer into the DHA?
In general, graduate credit earned in another recognized institution will not be accepted. The student may petition the program director for consideration of transfer credit. If granted, the student will be required to complete satisfactorily an independent study on material related to the course topics.
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