The Doctor of Health Administration program is designed to allow ambitious health care professionals to turn their clinical or administrative experiences into opportunities to teach, shape public policy, and lead complex organizations. 


Applicants are recommended to possess the following:

  • Significant experience in clinical care or another health care related work force. A wide variety of related backgrounds could apply.
  • A post-baccalaurate degree or master's degree in a clinical field, or related area such as public health, health information technology, quality, and social work.

After initial screening, final candidates may be interviewed by the admissions committee.

Application checklist

1. Complete university application, which includes:

  • Application fee
  • Personal Information
  • Contact Information
  • Educational History Information
  • 3 Professional References (names and email addresses will be needed for the application)
  • Career Goal Essay
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Please include any relevant publications, presentations, or research experience. There are no length requirements.

2. Once you have completed and submitted a University application, you will need to submit the following supplemental materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-bearing transcripts
  • Current organizational chart with applicant's position highlighted (if available)
  • Current position description 

Please note: All above information must be received before an admission decision can be made. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the progress of his/her application by viewing the Application Progress Portal.

*Test Scores, such as the GRE or GMAT are not required.

Application Process

The DHA Program has a rolling admissions process. Once all required application materials have been received, they are shared with the DHA admissions committee for review. Admissions decisions are generally available in 2-4 weeks after an application is complete. 

New cohorts begin each fall. Please, apply early to ensure space will be available in the next incoming cohort and to allow time to properly prepare for enrollment.

For program details, applicants are encouraged to contact the program directly.

Dr. Jillian Harvey
Division Director
Phone: (843) 792-3431
Leslie Anderson
Student Services Coordinator

Use of Marijuana and/or CBD Products

Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug and is illegal to purchase in South Carolina. Apart from a narrow and limited scope of codified/documented medical exceptions, it is illegal for individuals to use marijuana/tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)  in South Carolina. Although cannabidiol (CBD) products may be purchased and used in South Carolina, please be aware that CBD products may contain higher levels of THC than represented on packaging and use of CBD products can result in a positive drug screen for THC/marijuana.  Be aware that current drug testing methods cannot accurately ascertain the origins of THC metabolites (i.e., whether from marijuana or CBD products). Your academic program has the authority to conduct random and/or scheduled drug testing; if your test result is reported as positive for THC metabolites (even if you only used a CBD product), your ability to be accepted into the program, progress in the program, and/or successfully complete the program may be negatively impacted.  

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2022
August 1, 2021
July 31, 2022

Distance Education Information

MUSC has been approved by South Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Currently, MUSC accepts applications to the Doctor of Health Administration from students who live in all states.

To learn more please see the Office of Institutional Effectiveness' State Authorization page.

International Applicants

MUSC’s DHA degree program is unable to admit international students requiring an F-1 visa. Applications will only be accepted from U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or those holding other valid nonimmigrant visa classifications that allow participation in lawful study while in the United States.