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Use evidence-based methods to define health problems, advocate for policy solutions, and evaluate policy and outcomes.
Evaluate the impact of proposed policies on organizational
Develop advocacy positions that articulate the needs of specific
Communicate effectively as a health care scholar and
Model health care professionalism through ethics, professional
practices, social accountability, and community stewardship.
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 curriculum is credible and relevant, designed around the National Center for Health Care Leadership Competency Model™ (NCHL).
Learn how to use your academic resources like the writing center, teaching assistants, and more to your fullest advantage.
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
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.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer
tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn
Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.
The online DHA in Health Policy and Advocacy curriculum emphasizes
global perspectives of health policy and advocacy, focusing on
evidence-based strategies for promoting positive community-oriented
health outcomes and influencing change.
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.
Work with a faculty member who can help you examine key support elements and identify potential project sites for your capstone topic.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|DHA8020||Health Policy in the United States|
|DHA8022||Global Health Policy|
|DHA8008||Health Care Policy Processes|
|DHA8040||21st Century Health Care Leadership|
|NHS8070||Evaluation and Interpretation of Data in Health Care|
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They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need,
A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert
support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your
First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers,
exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education
Learn what interprofessional education is and why it's important in the health care field.
Is a PhD in Health Care Administration or a Doctor of Health
Administration a better fit for your career?
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 online doctoral degree in health policy and advocacy.
*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.