Doctoral Students



AUPHA's Doctoral Student Essay Competition Now Open

Submissions are now being accepted for AUPHA's Doctoral Student Essay Competition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three essays, as well as the opportunity to present them at the
2024 Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. Download the AUPHA Doctoral Student Essay Competition Information Sheet, containing eligibility requirements and a link to the submission form. The deadline to submit essays is March 25, 2024.
This is a great way to receive recognition for your scholarship, get more involved in AUPHA, and attend the AUPHA Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida at no, to very little, cost!



Students pursuing a doctoral degree in health administration are welcome and encouraged to join AUPHA. You will be connected to 3,500 health administration faculty at over 250 programs in the US, Canada, China and Taiwan. Over two dozen online communities give you insight into topics including Cultural Perspectives, Global Health, and Innovative Teaching. Doctoral Students have their own community where information specific to Doctoral Students is shared. Members also receive special pricing on all events, webinars, and educational opportunities such as the Art of Teaching Institute, a great resource for anyone new to teaching.

If your doctoral program is already a member of AUPHA, you are eligible for free membership access through the program membership. Search the AUPHA Program Directory to see if your program is a member. Contact your program director for instructions on how to claim your membership.

If your program is not a member of AUPHA, you are welcome to join as a Doctoral Student Individual Member. This three-year membership is offered at the same rate as a one-year individual membership and offers the same access and benefits to Doctoral Students. 

For more informaiton

For more information on Doctoral Student membership, contact Chris Anne Sanyer, Director of Membership, at