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PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services Health Care Administration specialization


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.

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 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.

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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.

Capella also provides you the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific knowledge area by earning a program concentration that will be included on your transcript and can enhance your career opportunities.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5894 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.