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You know where the health care system can improve. Now, learn ways to
lead organizations and staff through change.
Efficiency counts. Learn how to direct your organization to run at
A healthy organization grows with its people. Learn to motivate
others to exceed their personal and professional goals.
Learn strategies for assessing your organization’s needs and
communicating messages clearly.
Be a health care leader who can influence change and do what’s best
for your organization and the people affected by it.
Analyze evidence-based research to show how your health care systems can improve and grow.
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 program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.
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
Practice communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and
decision-making skills in our simulated health care
Work with other health care experts to gain leadership skills that
allow you to partner across professions to achieve common goals.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you
need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way
around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
Enroll in your doctorate degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $5K.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.
If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.
Integrated Capstone & Practicum
Our integrated approach allows you to research a real-world issue while gaining hands-on experience. For your capstone, you’ll research a public health issue and use evidence to present a solution. Your practicum will include 100 hours working in a public health setting.
As a student in Capella’s online Doctor of Health Administration,
General Health Administration degree program, you’ll focus on topics
such as U.S. or global health policy, health care advocacy,
leadership, and strategic vision and planning.
Our doctoral curriculum is designed to give you 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.
A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert
support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your
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 Leadership
This course focuses on the role of health care and public health
leaders to foster change and develop relationships to improve health
outcomes in diverse settings and communities. Learners gain knowledge
of the challenges confronting health care and public health care
leaders in the 21st century. Learners also analyze leadership theories
and models, interprofessional collaboration, and ethical principles
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in
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 develop an understanding of health care
policy processes and examine the ways health care policy can affect
organizational and community wellness; the ways interpersonal and
professional skills, policy-related relationships, and credible
sources of evidence can influence health care policy decisions and
change; and the ways appropriate use of health care ethics create
equitable solutions to disparities in health care policy.
|6 quarter credits|
These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They're here to help find a program fit and set up for success.
Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.
Doctoral programs are specific and challenging. That's why you'll have access to expert support at every step along the road to your degree.
For the culminating project of your doctoral degree, you’ll be paired with a mentor who can support and assist you along the way.
Is a PhD in Health Care Administration or a Doctor of Health
Administration a better fit for your career?
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.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
Doctor of Health Administration degree.
*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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