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Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration (Quantitative Research) (Online)

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Health Care Administration program was created by the College of Doctoral Studies for students preparing for careers in health care administration. Designed to increase students’ awareness of the health care field, this program helps students broaden their skillsets and develop a framework for effective management. Offered online and in evening cohorts, this program is consistent with GCU’s mission to develop learners who are global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders.

GCU’s quantitative EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Health Care Administration use statistical tools to clean data, assess reliability and analyze data. In this program, students will examine and analyze events by interpreting numeric data, as well as produce a written report consistent with published academic standards. This differs from GCU’s qualitative EdD program, which focuses on personally examining events to better understand an observed phenomenon.

In GCU’s online EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Health Care Administration program, students will examine multiple ethical frameworks, principles and theories as they apply to the study and practice of leadership. Additionally, students will explore the connection between leadership and professional development with a focus on assisting employees in achieving personal potential.

EdD students will interact with statistical tests and statistical analysis software in the context of designing a quantitative research study. This includes a focus on data collection, data preparation and management. Students will also conduct an analysis of quantitative data to produce written research findings, results and implications. Throughout the program, EdD health care admin students will discuss the many levels of regulation in the health care industry and learn principle elements of research, scholarly writing and effective argumentation.

To graduate from this program, which is a minimum of 60 credits, students must pass courses including:

- Health care regulation
- Ethical dilemmas and stewardship
- The literature landscape: organizational leadership
- Sustainability of health care organizations
- Strategic planning and change
- Leading across cultures

Enrolling in GCU’s online EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Health Care Administration program is a great way to set yourself apart from the competition and advance your career. Program graduates may have opportunities to pursue leadership roles in:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Managed care organizations
  • Public health agencies
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