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Capella University's online Doctorate in Health Policy and Advocacy degree program prepares you to advocate globally for positive health outcomes. This program focuses on such topics as U.S. health policy, global health policy and policy advocacy and analysis, in addition to core courses covering advanced health administration concepts and practices.

The nationally recognized NCHL Health Leadership Competency Model — which is integrated into Capella's Doctorate in Health Policy and Advocacy program — features a real-world, action-oriented approach: evidence-based case studies, simulation exercises, consulting projects, presentations and more.

Capella is a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network.

The Building Blocks of Your DHA

Your online Doctorate in Health Policy and Advocacy program includes 2 integrated components: online coursework, 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, and dissertation all fit together.

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

Degree Outcomes

With your Doctorate in Health Policy and Advocacy from Capella, you'll lead transformational health policy and advocacy processes, and execute strategies to optimize policy effectiveness. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with a Doctorate in Health Policy and Advocacy include chief executive officer, clinic director, department or division manager/supervisor, nursing director, public affairs director, public policy director or regulatory director. Potential workplaces include: federal government health care facility, health care organization, hospital, insurance company, nonprofit organization, nursing or residential care facility, research organization or social welfare agency.