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MHA in Health Care Leadership
Master of Health Administration

Be a part of the evolution of health care. The Master of Health Administration, Health Care Leadership helps you prepare for director-level and leadership positions in a wide range of health care settings. By mastering the skills expected of leaders in this field, you can help build better organizations and improve outcomes for patients today. This program gives you an opportunity to build a diverse skill set, to support patient outcomes, business strategy, and the transformation of the health care industry.

Choice of learning formats

We offer two online learning formats, GuidedPath and FlexPath, so you can pick the one that meets your needs. Is FlexPath right for you?

Employer partnerships

Capella University partners with more than 400 health care employers, including leading hospital systems and insurance providers.

Interprofessional learning

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

Classes start June 6

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

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 7 Core courses
  • 4 Specialization courses
  • 1 Capstone
  • 48 Total quarter credits
  • 12 Maximum transfer credits

With FlexPath, you can earn your MHA in 14 months for $12,000.*

*Based on fastest 25 percent of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

What can you do with an MHA degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MHA in Health Care Leadership.

Job titles to explore

  • Chief executive officer
  • Clinic manager
  • Program director
  • Health director
  • Administrative director
  • Chief operations officer
  • Business analyst

Employment settings to explore

  • Hospital
  • Ambulatory care facility
  • Health care association
  • Nursing home
  • Wellness and health promotion organization
  • Health insurance company
  • Hospice
  • Accountable care organization (ACO)
  • Mental health organization
  • Public health department
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Behavioral health/social service provider organization

*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.

Articles and resources

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

What Is the Business Side of Health Care?

People often think of health care in terms of doctors, nurses, and lab technicians—but how does it work from a business perspective?

Earning an MHA to Combine Business and Health Care

Perspectives from a health care informatics specialist who balanced work, life, and learning to earn her MHA.

3 Strategies to Boost Health Care Employee Satisfaction

Improving employee satisfaction and motivation can help health care organizations meet the Triple Aim goals.