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DHA
DHA in Health Administration

Build the knowledge and skills you need to lead transformation in health care delivery systems. The Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) is for health care leaders who want to improve patient care through effective administration. The program focuses on ethics, communication, collaboration, and problem solving.

This DHA program lets you take control of when and where you learn, allowing you to get the most out of your education—and your life—while pursuing your degree.

Interprofessional education

Share your learning and insights with nursing, public health, and business students completing related degree programs as part of Capella’s interprofessional course structure.

Aligned to industry standards

We partner with employers and the Capella School of Business, Technology and Health Care Administration Advisory Board (SoBTH) to design programs that align to industry standards

Apply your learning

Multiple research opportunities and study options are available as you work on creating an applied health administration doctoral project in a topic that appeals to you.

Classes start July 11

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 9 Core courses
  • 2 Elective courses
  • 2 Virtual residencies
  • Capstone
  • 18 Max transfer credits

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won't pay more than $48,000 in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details. Books and supplies and other fees apply.

What can you do with a Doctor of Health Administration degree?

Your education can help you reach your personal and professional goals. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to consider with a Doctor of Health Administration

Related job titles to explore*

  • Program managers
  • Project managers
  • Compliance managers
  • Administrative officers
  • Directors of regulatory affairs
  • Program directors
  • Directors of compliance
  • Human resource managers
  • Program specialists
  • Health system managers
  • Adjunct, part-time, full-time faculty**

Employment settings to explore

  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Manufacturing
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Educational services
  • Finance and insurance
  • Public administration
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Land-based or online colleges or universities

*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.

**Educational and professional requirements for faculty positions vary widely by employer. Understanding your target employers’ particular requirements is key in deciding on a doctoral program

Articles and resources

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

The Value of Interprofessional Education in Health Care

Learn what interprofessional education is and why it’s important in the health care field.

Capella’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisory Board

The advisory board keeps the school at the forefront of nursing and health care education.

What’s it like to be a doctoral student?

What does it take to earn a doctoral degree? Learn more about the experience and explore each step of the journey.