Ph.D. in Health Services - Leadership (Course-Based)
Walden University's Ph.D. in Health Services program with a specialization in Leadership is designed to help prepare students for administrative and supervisory roles in a variety of healthcare environments. This course-based program is presented in a combination of online courses and face-to-face residencies. Read more about this program here.
Official Program Name:
Ph.D. in Health Services with a specialization in Leadership
School Offering Program:
Walden University's course-based Ph.D. in Health Services program with a specialization in Leadership is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop leadership, organizational, and administrative skills. Program coursework examines leadership roles in healthcare and other organizations, communication methods, leadership theories, and public health program administration. Students also take courses in health policy, healthcare delivery systems, ethics, and financial management. In addition, students participate in in-person seminars and meetings with faculty and advisors during 16 days of residency.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.
Estimated Program Length:
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with a Walden University enrollment advisor.
Total Credits Required:
99-101 quarter credit hours
Financial Aid Available:
Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, veteran benefits, and other opportunities.
Courses for the Ph.D. in Health Services with a Specialization in Leadership:
Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.
|Foundations of Graduate Study in Health Services||1|
|Research, Theory, Design, and Methods||4|
|Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis||4|
|Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis||4|
|Writing a Quality Prospectus||5|
|U.S. Healthcare Delivery System||5|
|Organizational Development and Leadership||5|
|Healthcare Financial Management||5|
|Health Law and Ethics||5|
|Leadership, Professionalism, and Ethics in Public Health Practice||4|
|Administration and Leadership of Public Health Programs||5|
|Leadership and Organizational Change||5|
|The Language of Leadership||5|
|Two electives chosen from courses offered in all specializations||8-10|
Two courses selected from all specialization courses offered within all programs (8-10 credits).
Graduates of Walden University's Ph.D. in Health Services program with a specialization in Leadership may use their understanding of healthcare policy administration and leadership roles to assume management-level positions in a healthcare setting. They can work as administrators, managers, supervisors, or consultants in hospitals, healthcare organizations, healthcare management companies, or government offices.
Careers that program graduates may seek include:
- Healthcare Policy Administrator
- Clinical Research Administrator
- Healthcare Consultant
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
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