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General Health Administration Specialization Master of Health Administration

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Play a Pivotal Role in Health Administration

Starting or advancing your career in the ever-changing field of health care isn’t always easy—but our online Master of Health Administration can help guide you. This program’s curriculum is not only designed around national standards, but it also features interprofessional, practice-based learning.

The skills you develop can be immediately applied to solve today’s complex health care challenges. Giving you the kind of insight and expertise that’s in high demand among health administration professionals today.  

At a Glance

  • 100% Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 8 Core Courses
  • 4 Specialization Courses 

Classes Start January 7th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo WINTER)

What You’ll Learn

Lead through Change

Learn to facilitate organizational transformation and change processes in the continuously evolving field of health care. 

Plan and Act Strategically

Implement planning and health care administration strategies for optimal performance of health care organizations. 

Be an Ethical Leader

Support strategic vision and ethical leadership decision-making in health care administration.  

Build and Lead Strong Teams

Develop, nurture, and inspire others to build the health care administration teams your organization needs. 

Communicate Cross-Functionally

Incorporate critical thinking for effective communication in multi-disciplinary and cross-professional collaboration.

Make Data-Driven Decisions

Analyze data for actions based on established benchmarks as well as organizational goals and performance.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Access to VilaHealth

Practice communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in our simulated health care environment. 

Collaborative Learning

Learn with, and from, other health care professionals to gain leadership, collaboration and problem-solving skills to reach goals. 

Professionally Relevant Education

The curriculum for this program is designed around the National Center for Health Care Leadership Competency Model™.

Cost & Learning Formats

We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100 percent competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$526 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, moving onto the next course when you're ready.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time) per 12-week billing session
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$2,300 per 12-week billing session, 24 total program points, 6 max transfer points

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

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. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Student Success Story

“I want to advance in my own leadership role as well as advance…others who are doing great nursing work.”

Cody Bohm
Master of Health Administration

Capella is proud to be an active participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives Higher Education Network (ACHE). Being part of such an important network ensures you receive a professionally relevant education.

Learn how to work as efficiently as possible throughout your entire program with our exclusive Learner Success Lab. It provides program-specific content that teaches you to use time-management tools and resources effectively.

Accredited & Respected

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

Sample Courses

The curriculum for our online Master of Health Administration focuses on topics like health care policy, finance, planning, and leadership. Plus, it includes optional classes in global health systems, health care consumerism, and more.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
MHA5010 Strategic Health Care Planning
NHS6004 Health Care Law and Policy
MHA5024 Health Care Consumerism and Marketing
MHA5006 Health Care Finance and Reimbursement
MHA5016 Introduction to Health Information Systems

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

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Move Forward in Your Career

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief operations officer
  • Clinic manager
  • Department or division director
  • Health care consultant
  • Health care financial manager
  • Health services manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Medical records manager
  • Director of health care quality
  • Director of consumer engagement/experience
  • Director of consumer engagement/experience

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Ambulatory health care service
  • Community care facility for the elderly
  • Dental office
  • Federal government health care facility
  • Health care consulting firm
  • Health clinic
  • Home health care service
  • Hospital
  • Insurance company
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratory
  • Nursing or residential care facility
  • Offices of other health care practitioner

*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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