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Timing and Requirements: DHA

Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) Residency Timing

Residency Required or Optional Timing
Residency 1 (RESI 8601) Required face-to-face

Complete residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; required in order to advance into DDHA 8246.

Focus: Program orientation, overview of doctoral study capstone project, program and Student Success Advising, and socialization into the profession.

Residency 2 (RESI 8602)

Required face-to-face

Complete residency 2 face-to-face between terms 6 and 8 (between terms 4 and 6 if you have an MHA); required before your first DDHA 9100.

Focus: Completion of the doctoral study proposal and capstone project, program and Student Success Advising.

View the DHA Residency Calendar

Email Academic Advising if you have questions.

International Students: Be sure to register for your selected U.S. residency 3-4 months before the residency start date in order to allow sufficient time to complete the required processes and approvals for you to be able to travel and attend. View the SEVIS/I-20 site for complete information about the requirement for travel to U.S. residencies.

DHA Residency Learning Outcomes

The following are key learning outcomes you will be expected to achieve as part of your residency experiences at each level:

Residency 1

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary elements required to complete the program.
  2. Use university support services to contribute to the successful completion of the doctoral degree.
  3. Utilize critical thinking skills expected of doctoral students.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the literature review process necessary to complete the doctoral study.
  5. Demonstrate leadership skills expected of doctoral students.
  6. Demonstrate best practices in presentation skills. 
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative approaches necessary to complete the doctoral study.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to formulate appropriate research questions for the doctoral study that incorporate social change.
  9. Identify strategies for continued professional development as scholar-practitioners.

Residency 2

  1. Utilize critical thinking skills expected of doctoral students.
  2. Demonstrate leadership skills expected of doctoral students.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of research elements necessary to complete the doctoral study such as research design and methodology.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative approaches necessary to complete the doctoral study.
  5. Demonstrate best practices in presentation skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of what is required to disseminate research within the appropriate field.
  7. Identify strategies for continued professional development as scholar-practitioners.