Have you been called to teach a new generation of healthcare administrators and educators?

Carey’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Administration and Education program is a terminal degree designed to prepare healthcare professionals as educators, administrators, and healthcare researchers. Here, you will be prepared to be an educator of undergraduate and graduate health profession students, will be able to rise through the administrative ranks to become administrators of healthcare-related education programs, and be equipped to assume leadership and upper-level management roles in healthcare organizations.

William Carey University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor, master, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of William Carey University.

Program Overview


The program can be completed in 24 months with a full-time plan of study, or 36 months with a part-time plan of study.
*Longer plans of study can be created based on students needs to be completed in six years or less.

Delivery Method

This program is 100% online with the exception of four weekend meetings per year (two in-person and two synchronous online) and is convenient for the full-time working student.

Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective Students must:

  • Complete application for graduate admission to William Carey University and pay all necessary fees.
  • Submit official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended to Graduate Admissions.
  • Provide a scholarly narrative of 1-2 pages specifying personal philosophy of education and goals, updated curriculum vitae or resume, and three letters of reference: 2 from individuals who can attest to research and scholarship and 1 personal reference.
  • Hold a master’s in a health-related field from a nationally accredited college or university.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better on all master’s level courses.
  • Be eligible to re-enter any previously attended institution in good standing.
  • If professionally licensed, registered, or certified in a healthcare field, student must provide a current unencumbered license, registry, or certification.
  • Prior to starting program courses, students must demonstrate competency in scholarly writing by submission of GRE Analytical Writing score of 3.5+ within the last five years OR passing Academic Writing for Doctoral Students with a grade of B or better.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy involving proficiency in word processing, email correspondence, and the internet.
  • Submit a valid criminal background check, or complete one at orientation.

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Administration & Education Fact Sheet 

Career Outlooks

Graduates will be prepared as educators of undergraduate and graduate health profession students, will be able to rise through the administrative ranks to become administrators of healthcare-related education programs, and be prepared to assume leadership and upper-level management roles in healthcare organizations.

Your Future Starts Here

Whether you are a first-time student or a working professional seeking to advance your career, William Carey College of Health Sciences has a place for you. We are excited to connect with you and guide you on your way toward joining the next generation of leaders and difference-makers in the global community!