Executive Doctor of Science Degree in Administration-Health Services


The Executive Doctor of Science Degree in Administration-Health Services is a practice-oriented, academic program designed to meet the needs of experienced healthcare executives who currently occupy or who are preparing to enter senior leadership positions within their organizations. 

In 2012, the first graduating class from the program took place.  “We were overwhelmed with requests for an executive doctoral program from healthcare executives,” says S. Robert Hernandez, Dr.P.H., Professor and Director of the Doctoral program in Administration-Health Services in the Department of Health Services Administration. “We provide students with an opportunity to develop valuable analytical and strategic management skills.  They have an opportunity to perfect those skills by conducting action learning assignments and applied research.”

As the dynamic scope of healthcare delivery systems becomes increasingly complex, the demands on senior leaders to possess highly sophisticated analytical and strategic management skills are growing. The program’s blended delivery format allows students the opportunity to obtain these skills and a Doctor of Science (D.Sc) degree while maintaining their executive responsibilities.