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Capella University's online PhD in Healthcare Administration program prepares you to make a make a difference in the healthcare industry. This program includes advanced research and course work in policy, systems, and financial analysis; strategic planning; organizational change; ethical and legal considerations; and quality improvement, focused on the health care field.

As part of Capella's broad portfolio of public service leadership offerings, this program features a multidisciplinary approach to public service education that provides you with an in-depth understanding of your specialized professions in the context of the larger public service environment.

The Building Blocks of Your PhD

Your PhD in Healthcare Administration program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

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

Degree Outcomes

With your PhD in Health Care Administration from Capella, you'll lead change in health care agencies by analyzing health care challenges and opportunities through the systematic methods of scientific research. You'll also evaluate multicultural, ethical and regulatory standards of practice in the health care industry. 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 an online PhD in Health Care Administration include adjunct or part-time faculty, chief executive/financial officer, clinical director, director of nursing, health and social services manager, hospital administrator or mental health program manager. Potential workplaces include: community care facility for the elderly, dentist office, home health care service, medical or diagnostic laboratory, nursing or residential care facility, physician office or private/public hospital.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.

To learn more, call 866.933.5978, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.