The Doctor of Healthcare Administration complements both other doctoral degrees in Business and Public Administration. All of them share that they belong to the strand of professional doctorates: Profound research for the real world, which is very much in the interest of all kinds of healthcare organisations.
The Doctor of Healthcare Administration positively differentiates. It is a much more sophisticated level than the corresponding Master's degree. It is for those, who want to accept the extraordinary challenge, but also aim for top management positions in healthcare organisations. The DHA is the right choice, but of course comes with some challenges. Despite its frequent focus on applied sciences, thorough empirical research is part of the doctoral thesis as well.
Despite these challenges and the request for independent research, students for the DHA are never alone. Their individually allocated Director of Studies supports and guides them during the whole time. Generally, structure of studies and requirements are exactly the same as for the DBA and the DPA, but the topic of the thesis is consequentially addressing the healthcare sector, medicine, and/or their management.
Doctor of Medicine
This PhD programme is the typical choice in the field of medicine. It is designed for those having completed their cycle of medical studies. Holders of a relevant Master's Degree are invited to apply for the Doctor of Medicine.
Supported by their Director of Studies, these doctoral students will research in their chosen field of specialisation. The choice of topics is wide and the EurAka University does not limit it, as long as the pathway of specialisation is in the focus of the final work to be submitted. This can have the form of the traditional doctoral thesis, but also be a research project.
Based on the Research Proposal, the Academic Board of the Medical Faculty approves the student's proposal. During the time of writing the Research Proposal, the student is already guided by a member of the Faculty. However, the EurAka University expects independence in this particuar pathway of specialisation as in her other doctoral programmes of studies. Candidates are invited to contact the Registry of the EurAka University for further details.