Grand Canyon University

D.H.A. in Operational Leadership (Qualitative Research)


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

D.H.A. in Operational Leadership (Qualitative Research)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Prepare to Lead the Next Generation in Healthcare

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) program will advance the study of health administration and operational leadership dynamics to drive their field forward. By utilizing an in-depth, research-based approach to facilitate leaders’ abilities and roles as strategic professionals, they will be able to help those leaders expand their capabilities and adapt a range of leadership styles to use in diverse situations.

Choosing a Qualitative Operational Leadership DHA Degree

The doctorate in health administration (DHA) is a terminal research degree that allows for the development of theoretical knowledge in the healthcare industry and application of that knowledge to the improvement of practice.

Through both classwork and the completion of qualitative studies, this program will enable established professionals to directly contribute to the healthcare field. By developing skills to aid them in addressing technology, efficiency, quality, safety and outcomes, graduates of GCU’s DHA program will be key players in advancing approaches to leadership and designing innovative operational methods to leadership within healthcare organizations.

Research courses are strategically embedded in this program of study and will be taught from the perspective of doing. Designed based on the qualitative research focus, every class in this program will make a clear step forward in the completion of the dissertation.

Careers With a Doctor of Health Administration

Doctoral programs in healthcare administration prepare graduates to turn their vision for leadership within healthcare organizations into a reality and provide them with a wide range of opportunities within a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates who earn their qualitative DHA in the Operational Leadership program are fully qualified to pursue positions in:

    Health system management

    Healthcare operations

    Healthcare research

    Health policy

§ MOU-Alumni 2000 Doctoral-Sep2023: The Alumni Scholarship for Doctoral Programs is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application and begin a Doctoral program in September 2023. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarship or awards and only applies to online and evening programs. Please speak to a university counselor for complete details.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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