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Earn your Doctoral Degree Online

Doctor of Healthcare Administration
Affordable | Accessible | Accredited

2020 Start

The application for the fall 2020 terms opens on opens on June 1, 2020. Admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis.

Applicants must have successfully graduated from an accredited university. An earned master's degree is required.

Doctor of Healthcare Administration

The fully online Virginia University of Lynchburg (VUL) Doctor of Healthcare Administration degree is designed for professionals interested in leadership roles in education and/or clinical practice. The module-based curriculum is self-paced for students to enter into the program at any one of three starting points in the academic calendar.

This program is to prepare health professionals to be leaders in healthcare by acquiring skills as educators, administrators, members of research teams and advocates for best practice. Through our program, students will be given the opportunity to critically evaluate and learn from literature, extending their knowledge to better serve their customers. They will also gain the business acumen to move into positions of leadership within their institutions or clinics.

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Certified by State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

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Accredited by The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)

Program Prerequisites

  • A doctoral or master's from an accredited institution (or foreign equivalent)
  • Official transcripts prior institution from which a degree was earned
  • Resume or curriculum vitae detailing education, employment, volunteer service, and scholarly activity
  • Completed online application
  • Applicants may be asked to participate in a phone interview

Required Materials

  • Virginia University of Lynchburg Application
  • Official transcripts from every school attended
    • World Education Services (WES) or equivalent evaluation for any foreign coursework
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Personal statement
    • In 500 words or more, detail your reasons for wanting to undertake doctoral studies, your most significant personal and professional accomplishments, the extent to which your personal and professional responsibilities will allow you to devote the necessary time and effort to the program, and a description of your potential dissertation topic.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Writing Sample (Optional)
    • Publications authored by the applicant as first or second author in peer-reviewed publications


Completed application and all supporting documents must be received by:

August 15

for priority consideration for the fall semester

December 1

for priority consideration for the spring semester

April 1

for priority consideration for the summer semester

Application materials can be emailed or mailed. Official transcripts may be mailed or emailed. Official transcripts must originate from the institution's Registrar Office. Any transcripts emailed from the applicant will be considered unofficial.

Why DHA at VUL?

  • 12 months-beginning to completion
  • Degree tution capped at $15,000
  • Qualify for a top level position
  • Position yourself for higher earning
  • Distinguish yourself as a thought leader
  • Earn the highest scholarly respect