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Timing and Requirements: DHA

Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) Residency Timing

Residency Required or Optional Timing for Students who started the program in Summer 2021 or before Timing for Students who started the program Fall 2021 or after
Residency 1 (RESI 8601) Required

Complete Residency 1 after successful completion of DDHA 8003/8004; required in order to advance into RSCH 8210.

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

Complete Residency 1 in order to advance into DDHA 8750, DDHA 8103, DDHA 8113, and DDHA 8703.

EXCEPTION: Students who star the program in August 2021 should attend residency 1 in 2022 and monitor the Calendar for information about 2022 events.

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

Residency 2 (RESI 8602)

Required

Complete Residency 2 after successful completion of RSCH 8210 and prior to DDHA 9100 DHA Research Capstone.

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

Complete Residency 2 after successful completion of Residency 1, DDHA 9033 and prior to DDHA 9200 Doctoral Study Prospectus Completion.

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

Doctoral Study Intensive

Optional

Complete a DHA Doctoral Study Intensive during your capstone.

Contact Student Success Advising to register.

Complete a DHA Doctoral Study Intensive during your capstone.

Contact Student Success Advising to register.

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. Use university support services to contribute to the successful completion of the doctoral degree.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the literature review process necessary to complete the doctoral study.
  4. Conceptualize, design, and execute dissertation research studies that reflect doctoral-level thinking and have the potential to contribute to positive social change.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in quantitative data collection and analysis approaches, specific to the discipline, to support what is learned in research courses and what is required for the doctoral study.
  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.