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You may be able to transfer 12 credits–an equivalent of two courses–if you have an MHA or related degree, saving you up to $9,060 on your DHA.
Enroll in a qualified program, apply for a $10K scholarship, and meet the eligibility requirements.
Share your learning and insights with nursing and public health students completing related degree programs as part of Capella’s interprofessional course structure.
Our curriculum is credible and relevant, designed around the National Center for Health Care Leadership Competency Model™ (NCHL).
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Our integrated approach allows you to work with inspiring mentors within an organization to solve real-world challenges.
With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.
Our distinguished DHA faculty are industry leaders, bringing real-world relevance into the courseroom to enrich your education, and career.
Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2018
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A more structured learning format with an active peer community and
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Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment process.
Focus on topics such as U.S. or global health policy, health care advocacy, leadership, and strategic vision and planning when you enroll in the online Doctor of Health Administration, General Health Administration degree program.
You’ll get dedicated support early in your program, so you can be confident in the steps to completing your degree.
For the culminating project of your doctoral degree, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor to help you along the way.
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Strategic Financial Management in Health Care
The focus of this course is appropriate use of financial information
in the health care organization’s decision making process. Learners
examine fundamental components of organizational stewardship,
including information management; short- and long-term investment
planning; and ethical, professional, and social accountability.
Learners also demonstrate the skills needed to develop and implement
short- and long-term organizational projects in the health care
environment and garner the stakeholder support necessary for achieving
the financial goals and objectives of the health care organization.
For DHA learners only. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|6 quarter credits|
21st-Century Health Care Improvement
Learners in this course build foundational knowledge and skills needed to shape the future of health care. Through the lens of a 21st-century health care leader, learners use critical thinking, analysis, and creative insights to examine a problem, gap, or opportunity for improvement within a health care or public health delivery system. Learners also complete a culminating project charter to further develop a coherent quality improvement plan for 21st-century health care. Prerequisite(s): NHS8002. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Innovative Business Practices in Health Care
Learners in this course examine various innovative health care
practices, including creating a culture of accountability for
personal, departmental, and organizational performance. Learners
evaluate their abilities as change leaders and assess their readiness
to accept responsibility for their organizational performance.
Learners also demonstrate the skills needed to communicate
effectively, take initiative, and reflect industry standards in the
For DHA learners only.
|6 quarter credits|
Evaluation and Interpretation of Data in Health Care
In this course, learners explore underlying concepts and reasoning
related to the collection and evaluation of qualitative and
quantitative data in health care research. Learners apply appropriate
statistical techniques and practice interpreting frequently
encountered statistical outcomes. In addition, learners assess the
quality of statistical and qualitative research methods reported in
peer-reviewed health care literature.
Prerequisite(s): NHS8060. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Health Care Policy Processes
In this course, learners investigate the impacts of health care policy and legislation on the availability of, access to, and cost of U.S. health care. Learners examine the implications and consequences of specific health care legislation; analyze the values and assumptions underlying changing priorities in health planning and resource allocation; evaluate the combined effects of social, economic, ethical, legal, and political forces on health care; and assess ways of addressing current gaps in health care policy.
|6 quarter credits|
Learn what interprofessional education is and why it's important in the health care field.
The advisory board keeps the school at the forefront of nursing and health care education.
Your education can help you reach your goals, professionally and personally. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to consider with a Doctor of Health Administration.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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