Trident at AIU Launches New Doctoral-Level Health Administration Program

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Trident at AIU’s sixth doctoral-level program, Doctor of Health Administration, will begin instruction on April 13, 2020. Enrollment is open now.

Starting this April, Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident) will begin offering its new Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) program. This is Trident’s sixth doctoral-level program and second within its College of Health and Human Services.

The goal of this program is to help health administrators prepare to pursue opportunities in this growing field. Impacted by regulatory and legal policy, political and social trends, and technological innovations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of medical and health services manager will see growth of 18% from 2018 to 2028*.

Students in this online doctoral program will be taught to critically evaluate research, and the political, social, and legal climates of modern healthcare administration. Successful graduates will have an expert-level understanding of applied research, and an understanding of how this information can be used to effectively lead health organizations in ethical, social, legally, financially, and culturally responsible ways.

The DHA program culminates in a Doctoral Study Project that graduates must successfully defend. The project is a comprehensive study using applied research methods to investigate an area of healthcare administration that is of interest to the student.

Like other Trident programs, the DHA program is stackable. This allows graduates from Trident’s Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) or Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) programs the option of applying up to 16 credits towards the DHA program. Students who have successfully obtained a health-related graduate degree from another regionally accredited institution may also be eligible to transfer up to 16 credits into this new program.

Courses that can be transferred into the DHA program include Health Care Finance, Health Care Law, Regulations, and Ethics, Healthcare Delivery Systems, and Health Equity.

Enrollment is now open for Trident’s Doctor of Health Administration program. Instruction begins on April 13.

About Trident at American InterContinental University
Founded in 1998, Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident at AIU) is part of an online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident at AIU uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills designed to enhance the lives and education of students. Trident offers quality associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident at AIU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( and has more than 22,000 alumni with a military affiliation. Trident has received acknowledgements from Washington Monthly, Military Times, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to student success. Visit or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident at AIU's wide range of educational options.

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