Online DHA - 12 months - $15k

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  1. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It would be a heck of a thing if they did, considering that the program already takes less time than an ABD completion program does.
     
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  2. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    That's good news to hear. I sent out my transcripts from my three graduate degrees to them today. I am applying for Spring 2021 as well. For the price and NA accreditation you can't beat it. If anything it will get you a side career with the military in the reserves or national guard as a direct commission medical corps officer doing health care administration which is great experience.
     
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  3. felderga

    felderga Active Member

    Nope they're not accepting transfer units. However, I'm not losing sleep as my company has picked up the tab for a couple courses and the courses on research methods and action research were interesting. Starting over is tough but I rather take course that interest me than struggle with doing a doctoral project especially in this climate.
     
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

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    Johann Well-Known Member

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  6. felderga

    felderga Active Member

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    Just for laughs...I found this looking thru the althetic recruiting service that I had signed my son up during his senior year of high school track in 2018. We live in Southern California so VUL was never on his radar. He did eventually recieve a few offers mostly to D2 and D3 programs but choose to attend San Jose State instead with hopes to walk-on. Funny thing is once he got to campus he lost interest and turned down the walk-on opportunity (which I'm kinda glad now with COVID-19 as this past season got cancelled and suspect the upcoming spring will get cancelled as well).

    Anyways its looking more and more likely that I'll be the one headed to VUL instead. Maybe they will let a 50+ year old walk for track (virtually)?
     
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  7. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    Did anyone start this semester in the program? Also how is the workload? I applied for Spring 2021.
     
  8. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    I noticed that they added the following note to their curriculum:

    *This program requires graduates to have a minimum of 90 graduate semester credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. An externship of up to 24 credit hours may be required for students to fulfill this requirement.

    So, I guess someone with a 36-credit master's degree would need an 18-credit externship to meet the 90 graduate credit requirement. People with double master's degrees would not need any further credits to meet this requirement.
     
  9. copper

    copper Active Member

    You bring up a good point! That's probably why they don't accept any transfer credits. A one year doctoral program sounds fast but when you combine the 90 hour graduate credit requirement or the 60 doctoral credit hour requirement, it sounds very reasonable!
     
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  10. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    I might be able to get in , I got three masters degrees ? Not sure if they would like the majors as they are not really healthcare related. One in Criminal Justice, One in Urban Affairs, and One in Public Administration.
     
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  11. copper

    copper Active Member

    Your public admin degree should be a good fit! Once again, the program is TRACS accredited so should fit the bill for Healthcare admin jobs but if you are interested in academics, not sure??
     
  12. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    I wonder if they will take my 66 graduate credits and add the 36 required doctoral credits to get the total of 90 graduate semester credits beyond bachelors?
     
  13. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    The Urban affairs and public administration are closely related, Urban affairs is more local politics mixed with public administration and management of city resources with a focus on community development.
     
  14. copper

    copper Active Member


    That's exactly what Chrijm posted! "*This program requires graduates to have a minimum of 90 graduate semester credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. An externship of up to 24 credit hours may be required for students to fulfill this requirement."
     
  15. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    I saw but was curious if they count the 36 doctoral credits you are about to take in those 90 graduate credits beyond the bachelors degree. I got 66 masters level credits already. If they add them together I would have 102 credits. Hopefully it gets added together and I wouldn't have to take the additional credits.
     
  16. copper

    copper Active Member

    Call them and tell us.
     
  17. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    So I called and was told that I should be fine with the credits since I have a few degrees. For people who do not have a total of 90 credits (you can get 36 from the doctoral program and should have a minimal of 30 from your masters degree) I was told that the practicum will be longer which could be a series of classes for more credit to make up for the missing credits which is why they put the language of "An externship of up to 24 credit hours may be required for students to fulfill this requirement". 36 doctorate credits , 30 masters degree credits , and 24 of externship credits will make the 90 credited hours.
     
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  18. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    the externships are like internships but also require course work such as papers, presentations, etc. They are credited externships which could take long if you work a fulltime job. If you want to do the program in a year I would advise getting more masters credits.
     
  19. copper

    copper Active Member

    Thanks for the update. My guess is the institution's accreditation standards require a total of 90 graduate credit hours for a doctoral degree of which a minimum of 36 are at the doctoral level. Never really heard of this before but if you look at other schools doctoral programs it makes sense. For example, some schools have bachelor entry doctorates which are 90 credits in length.
     
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  20. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Just to stir the pot a little, isn't there an evaluator that reports ENEB degrees as sufficient graduate credit to make up this difference?
     

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