15 Cheap Doctorates in Healthcare Administration Online 2018

As the 15 cheapest online doctorates in healthcare administration in the entire country (based on data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator website), most of these schools’ tuition rates are below the cost of a standard college education. For your convenience, we’ve sorted them in descending order of cost, with the least expensive school at #1, according to the hourly, online tuition rate. In cases where only the quarterly or semester rate was available, we have divided that rate by 6 (standard full-time graduate enrollment) and placed them accordingly on the list.

Unfortunately, only a limited number of doctorate in healthcare administration degree programs are available online. Therefore it was not possible to compile a pool of options large enough to justify a multifactorial ranking system in which scoring of colleges and universities would be based on a list of specific considerations. Instead, we ranked the programs solely according to their affordability. See below for the best cheap master’s degrees in data science degrees online, ranked from least to most expensive, according to their per credit hour online rate, along with several useful facts about each program.

#1 – University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jackson, Mississippi

The University of Mississippi Medical Center was established in 1973.

Online DHA

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The University of Mississippi Medical Center has an online doctor of healthcare administration degree that is a 54 credit hour program that includes coursework in health economics and epidemiology. The program requires GRE scores and a minimum 3.0 graduate GPA for admission. The University of Mississippi Medical Center charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $541.44 per credit hour for this program, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#2 – Colorado Technical University

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Technical University was established in 1965.

Online DM- Healthcare Management and Leadership

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Enrollment: 25,548
Tuition: $13,393
Colorado Technical University has an online doctor of management – healthcare and leadership degree that is a 100 quarter credit hour program that includes coursework in management theory and application of action research. With a student to faculty ratio of 28 to 1, the program kicks off the application process with an admission interview. Colorado Technical University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $598 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#3 – Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia

Liberty University was established in 1971.

Online DBA in Healthcare Management

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Enrollment: 75,756
Tuition: $8,051
Liberty University has an online doctor of business administration in healthcare management degree that is a 60 credit hour program including coursework in quantitative research methods and healthcare informatics. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, this program requires a dissertation and a master’s degree that is accredited by either the AACSB or the ACBSP. Liberty University offers an online, graduate rate of $605 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#4 – Franklin University

Columbus, Ohio

Franklin University was established in 1902.

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Enrollment: 5,006
Tuition: $15,816
Franklin University has an online doctor of healthcare administration degree that is a 58 credit hour program that includes coursework in applied statistics and research methods. With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, the program requires a graduate exam from students without a 3.0 GPA for their master’s degree. Franklin University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $719 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#5 – Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Capella University was established in 1993.

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Enrollment: 37,569
Tuition: $14,365
Capella University has an online doctor of healthcare administration degree that is a 76 quarter credit hour program that offers four specializations: general health administration; health care leadership; health care quality and analytics; and health policy and advocacy. With a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1, the program may require a faculty interview prior to admission. Capella University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $735 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#6 – University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s school mascot is Sparky D. Dragon.

Online PhD in Health Policy and Administration

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Enrollment: 29,120
Tuition: $22,217
The University of Illinois at Chicago has an online doctor of philosophy in health policy and administration degree that is a 60+ credit hour program that offers two optional tracks: health services/outcomes and health economics. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the program requires a personal statement, a CV, and three letters of recommendation. The University of Illinois at Chicago charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $793 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges

#7 – Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Central Michigan University was established in 1892.

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Enrollment: 25,986
Tuition: $18,216
Central Michigan University has an online doctor of health administration degree that is a 63 credit hour program including coursework in leadership strategies for healthcare policy and population health. With a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1, the application packet of contents requested includes a five-page research paper on a specified premise. Central Michigan University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $850 per credit hour, regardless of residency. They are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

#8 – Northcentral University

San Diego, California

Northcentral University was established in 1966.

Online DHA

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Enrollment: 10,916
Tuition: $16,553
Northcentral University has an online doctor of health administration degree that is a 60 credit hour program that was designed according to the standards of the National Center for Health Care Leadership competency model. With a student to faculty ratio of 1 to 1, the program does not require a GRE or GMAT test score. Northcentral University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $912 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.

#9 – Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Regent University was established in 1977.

Doctor of Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Leadership Online

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Enrollment: 8,389
Tuition: $12,726
Regent University has an online doctor of strategic leadership in healthcare leadership degree that is a 60 credit hour program that includes coursework in strategic foresight and global leadership. With a student to faculty ratio of 41 to 1, the program is looking for alignment between the personal goals of the applicant and the DSL program outcomes among other things. Regent University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $995 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#10 – A T Still University of Health Sciences

Kirksville, Missouri

A.T. Still University was established in 1892.

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Enrollment: 3,569
Tuition: $25,453
A T Still University of Health Sciences has an online doctor of health administration degree that is a 47 credit hour program that includes coursework in healthcare organization informatics and health organization governance. The program is looking for applicants with a minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA. A T Still University of Health Sciences charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $1,000 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

#11 – Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

Arizona State University’s school mascot is the Sun Devil.

Online Doctor of Behavioral Health (Management)

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Enrollment: 51,869
Tuition: $23,480
Arizona State University has an online doctor of behavioral health (management) degree that is an 84 credit hour program that includes coursework in population-based health management and integrated primary care. With a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1, the program admits applicants with master’s degrees from any academic discipline. Arizona State University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $1,153 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#12 – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rutgers University is the State University of New Jersey.

Online PhD in Health Sciences – Health Leadership

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Enrollment: 50,146
Tuition: $28,128
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey has an online doctor of philosophy in health sciences – health leadership degree that is a 60 credit hour program that includes coursework in foundations of health leadership and evidence-based literature review. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the program is designed for health professionals with experience in the application of scientific knowledge in the delivery of healthcare. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $1,226 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#13 – Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

The Medical University of South Carolina’s motto is, “Changing What’s Possible.”

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Enrollment: 2,986
Tuition: $22,164
The Medical University of South Carolina has an online doctor of health administration degree that is a 54 credit hour program that includes coursework in leadership and health policy. With a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1, the program is looking for applicants with “significant” leadership experience in the healthcare field. The Medical University of South Carolina charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $2,057.93 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

#14 – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s school mascot is the Tar Heel.

Online PhD in Health Leadership

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Enrollment: 29,468
Tuition: $26,854
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an online doctor of philosophy in health leadership degree that is a 45-51 credit hour program that includes coursework in principles of epidemiology and environmental health. With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, the program will waive the GRE/GMAT requirement for those who already hold a doctorate degree. The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill charges an online, out of state graduate tuition rate of $2,200 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#15 – University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a public research university located in the Heart of Dixie.

Doctor of Science Degree in Administration-Health Services Online

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Enrollment: 19,535
Tuition: $17,294
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has an online doctor of science in administration – health services degree that is a 64 credit hour program that includes coursework in regression analysis and healthcare finance. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, the program ideally looks for applicants with “a minimum of five years of mid– to senior-level managerial experience in the healthcare industry.” The University of Alabama at Birmingham charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $2,440 per credit hour for this program, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

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