Board of Governors Approves New Doctor of Health Administration Degree Program

March 1, 2023

On Monday, February 27 the Rutgers University Board of Governors unanimously approved a new Doctor of Health Administration degree program within the Bloustein School.

The doctoral-level program will expand opportunities for mid-level and senior executives with the training and skills required to advance as leaders in health care administration. 

“We are excited to add to our degree offerings a program that we expect will be instrumental in training the next generation of leaders in hospitals and other health care settings,” said Stuart Shapiro, interim dean of the Bloustein School.

The 66-credit program will include 15 credits in leadership courses, 15 credits in applied research and 21 credits in an applied research project. Qualified applicants must have five years of relevant work experience and master’s-level training. Those with a master’s in health administration will be able to transfer up to 42 credits per faculty review for course equivalence. The program will not require applicants to submit GRE scores. 

Plans call for an initial cohort of 10 students once admissions begin, said Ellen T. Kurtzman, professor and executive director of the health administration program.

“I am thrilled that health administrators and managers in New Jersey and its surrounding states will be able to expand their education and advance their careers with this new program,” Kurtzman said.

The Doctor of Health Administration program has been approved by Shapiro and his faculty, Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor-Provost Francine Conway, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Prabhas V. Moghe and President Jonathan Holloway.

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