1 Graduate School take your career to the next level Health Administration Buffalo New York
2 Graduate Admissions Office 320 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY D Youville Academic Center, Room discover the D Youville graduate difference For over 100 years, D Youville College has provided students from Buffalo and the surrounding area with the education and skills needed to pursue their chosen careers. We have grown into a comprehensive campus offering 43 bachelors, 13 masters and 6 doctoral degrees. With a student population of just over 3000, D Youville has gained an international reputation with students enrolled from 15 different countries. As you begin your search for a graduate program, we are pleased that you have chosen to learn more about the options available here at D Youville. Our students tell us that one of the reasons they decided to attend D Youville was because of the time and attention they received while they were researching study options. We encourage you to visit our campus and meet with a counselor who will answer any questions you might have, and also arrange for you to visit with faculty and take a tour of campus. We look forward to welcoming you to our D Youville graduate student community in the near future.
3 Graduate School D Youville College s doctoral program in health administration is for practicing health professionals and educators who strive to shape today s challenging healthcare landscape. Our program will position you to provide leadership in policy formation and problem-solving. D Youville Advantages A hallmark of our program is solid preparation in health analytics and critical thinking for complex situations. Participate in valuable field experiences in healthcare organizations, supported by knowledgeable health care mentors. These mentors will assist you in developing your disseration research. Most courses are offered during evenings with some also offered on the weekends and during the summer. Health Administration The doctoral program in health administration at D Youville College prepares students to pursue careers in health administration, teaching, and research. Students will be exposed to topics and research that are critical and relevant to healthcare organizations in the 21st century. The health administration doctoral program is designed to prepare individuals with the theoretical foundations, critical analytic skills, applied skills and practical expertise to be effective healthcare leaders. This program builds and expands knowledge, analytic abilities and skills by evaluating current practices, revising or developing strategies for success, and adding to the scholarly base of applied healthcare administration research. our health care infrastructure. With an Ed.D. in health administration from D Youville College, students will be prepared to meet the increasing demand in all sectors of healthcare including academic, nonprofit and government environments. The curriculum involves 72 hours of advanced graduate work. Up to 24 hours of applicable graduate work in a health-related field may be transferred to the degree. The curriculum is comprised of coursework in: healthcare organization finance law and policy epidemiology research methods and analytics human resources health policy Students problem-solve real health care issues, and collaborate in finding practical solutions to dilemmas facing
4 Health Administration curriculum summary Prerequisites A course in applied statistics or demonstration of minimum competency in applied statistics per written exam. Students not achieving competency will be required to take GRA 602 (Statistics Seminar) at D Youville prior to or concurrent with the research course requirements. Appropriate work in the area of research methods Introductory courses in healthcare systems and/or clinical practice Course work at the master s level addressing issues of policy Additional Requirements In addition to the above coursework, students are also required to do the following: Present a defense of the dissertation proposal and completed dissertation. (See the doctoral programs in education dissertation handbook for a detailed presentation of the dissertation requirement.) Required Courses Credits DHA 615 Health Systems Organization and Administration...3 DHA 616 Human Resources in Health Care...3 DHA 700 Health Policy DHA 669 Improving Performance of Health Systems...3 DHA 682 Managerial Epidemiology...3 DHA 706 Population Health...3 DHA 608 Research Methods...3 DHA 648 Introduction to Health Care Finance & Budgeting...3 DHA 704 Finances & Controls...3 DHA 652 Economics & Policy Making in Health Care...3 DHA 703 Law and Policy...3 DHA 653 Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare...3 DHA 702 Communication Leadership...3 DHA 660 Applied Biostatistics...3 DHA 657 Advanced Decision Analysis...3 DHA 701 Systems Thinking....3 DHA 705 Health Informatics...3 DHA 707 Program Planning, Design & Evaluation...3 DHA 708 Design of Inquiry...3 Electives (Choose two of the following) Aging in American Society Culture, Health, and Healthcare Health Systems Labor Relations Health Systems Consulting Research: DHA 800 Advanced Research Methods... 3 DHA 801 Proposal Identification/Dissertation Research...6 TOTAL Required for Ed.D hours are eligible for transfer Transferring Credits Students may transfer up to 24 graduate credits, with a grade of B or better, at the discretion of the program director. Credits must be from an accredited institution in courses appropriate to the program.
5 Applying We made it easy to apply with our online application. Admission to most of our graduate programs is on a rolling basis. The earlier you apply, the earlier you will be notified of a decision. We look forward to receiving your application and learning about your academic interests and background. Financial Aid & Scholarships At D Youville College, we understand that financing a graduate education can be difficult. That s why we have various forms of financial aid available for all students, such as scholarships, grants and loans. Health administration Application Process Prospective applicants should forward the following materials to the graduate admissions office: A completed online graduate application. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. In addition to the application procedure, candidates must present the following: Two letters of reference from graduate professors and employers/supervisors focusing on the applicant s potential for success in the doctoral program. Completion of a master s degree, with a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours with grades of B or better. Evidence of active involvement in the health care or health education field (preferably over a period of at least two years), including demonstration of leadership and professionalism in health policy or education. Minimum graduate grade point average of 3.20 (based on a 4.0 system). A brief biographical sketch (500-1,000 words) and written statement of goals for pursuing doctoral study. Applications for admission are considered on a competitive basis.
6 Why D Youville? Selecting a college for graduate study is an important decision that will shape your future. D Youville College is a great place to start. We have provided a quality education for our students for over a century, improving their careers and increasing personal satisfaction. The health administration doctorate is unique in that it focuses on applied research. Students receive extensive preparation in research and analysis, organizational behavior law and policy, and finance. Our faculty and staff are devoted to helping graduate students achieve their career goals in a challenging, yet supportive environment. With small class sizes, professors are able to interact individually with students, enhancing the educational experience. on campus life at DYC... community makes a difference Graduate students have the option of living on campus. Our adult housing offers the privacy and independence of off-campus living with the convenience and benefits of on-campus life. D Youville s campus is a safe and welcoming place to live and learn with top-notch academic, recreation and living facilities. But it s not the buildings that make the difference, it s the people. There s definitely a unique sense of community and service here that you have to experience to understand. We d love to have you visit our campus. Come see for yourself the difference DYC s community makes.
7 How do I visit? Seeing is Believing There is no better way to experience all that D Youville has to offer than to visit and see for yourself. The graduate admissions office offers a number of opportunities to visit throughout the year including personal appointments, small gatherings and larger open houses. We invite you to attend one of our upcoming events where you will meet our health administration faculty and graduate admissions counselors. You ll learn more about our program and how we can help you attain your doctoral degree. We ll provide complete information on our admission requirements and how you can get financial aid if you need it. Schedule a visit online:
8 Graduate School About D Youville Founded in 1908, D Youville College has an international reputation for preparing our graduates for the challenges of the working world. Today, the tradition of excellence is maintained as D Youville continues to offer and promote academic leadership, and responds to community needs. The college remains firmly committed to the personal growth and well-being of all those within its sphere of influence. As a community of scholars, D Youville College values the free exchange of ideas, and encourages diverse points of view and the rigorous examination of assumptions. Excellent education is a contribution to the betterment of society. Through lifelong learning, educated people continue to search for truth, are committed to use their talents to contribute to the betterment of the local and world communities, and seek excellence in their personal and professional endeavors. Every person is important; the college never refuses to serve. Graduate admissions office D Youville academic center, room 117 D Youville College 320 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY The graduate admissions office is located in the D Youville Academic Center (DAC, #11 on the map), Room 117. Parking is available along Prospect and Fargo avenues. The office is open daily from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Evening hours are available by appointment
Graduate School take your career to the next level Health Services Administration Buffalo New York discover the D Youville graduate difference For over 100 years, D Youville College has provided students
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