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Doctor of Health Administration Program

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Reach your highest career goals and thrive in an industry defined by nonstop change. Our DHA program helps ensure you have what it takes for roles in teaching, leadership, research, or consulting.  

Why Choose Capella?

In our online DHA program, you’ll engage in advanced theoretical and practical coursework in a diverse range of areas. We’ll help prepare you to improve health care systems, reduce costs, and population health. 

Seamless Educational Experience

Your keystone course transitions you from program-specific courses to your integrated doctoral capstone and practicum.

Integrated Capstone & Practicum

Faculty will guide you as you follow your passion and work on a real-life organizational issue in your final project.

Professionally Aligned

Designed around NCHL’s Health Leadership Competency Model, this program meets rigorous professional standards.

Interprofessional Education

Share courses with other nursing and public health practitioners to learn about, from, and with others in the industry. 

Transfer Credit Savings

You may be able to transfer 12 credits - an equivalent of two courses - if you have an MHA or related degree, helping to save you up to $8,800.

Expert Advisory Board

Capella’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisory Board ensures your curriculum is developed with the insight and support of industry leaders.

25 Years of Online Doctoral Experience

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.

Program Specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

What's it like to be a doctoral student?

What does it take to earn a doctoral degree? Learn more about the experience, explore each step of the journey, and read stories from students who have successfully earned their doctorate.

Accredited & Recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

PhD in Health Care Administration vs. Doctor of Health Administration

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A Career Change into Health Administration

Doris Jackson has long understood the importance of advanced education to help move her nursing career forward.

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.