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Overview

Increase your ability to lead health care organizations through an era of reform and heightened expectations. Capella University's online Doctor of Health Administration program develops your leadership skills for a variety of health care settings.

The nationally recognized NCHL Health Leadership Competency Model — which is integrated into Capella's DHA programs — features a real-world, action-oriented approach: evidence-based case studies, simulation exercises, consulting projects, presentations and more. In this Doctor of Health Administration program, you can choose to focus on such topics as U.S. or global health policy, health care advocacy, leadership or strategic vision and planning. An assessment at the beginning of your program helps you focus on skills you can strengthen and build upon to improve your success as a health care administrator.

The Building Blocks of Your DHA

Your DHA in General Health Administration program includes 3 integrated components: online coursework, an in-person experience (called colloquium or residency), and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a DHA.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your DHA in General Health Administration from Capella, you'll facilitate organizational transformation and change processes in health care. You'll also implement strategic planning and health care administration strategies for optimal organizational performance, and support vision and ethical leadership decision making in health care administration. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online DHA in General Health Administration include chief executive officer, chief nursing officer, department or division manager/director, health care financial manager, hospital administrator, nurse manager, nursing director or program manager. Potential workplaces include: ambulatory health care service, community care facility for the elderly, dental office, health clinic, hospital, insurance company, medical and diagnostic laboratory, nursing or residential care facility or outpatient care center.