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Health Care Administration Degrees & Certificates

Take the Lead in Health Care

Help improve health care systems, reduce costs, and improve patient care. Capella’s online health administration programs help you lead and make a difference.

Play a Key Role in Health Administration

Health administration is a key component of today’s changing health care environment. Capella students learn how to improve patient care and affect systems change in a range of workplace settings, from hospitals and long-term care facilities, to pharmacies and health insurance companies. Faculty are experts and practitioners in their field. Capella offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in health administration.


Doctor of Health Administration

 Lead at the top of your field as you improve health care systems and collaborate interprofessionally to solve real-life organizational issues.


Master of Health Administration

Learn to improve the patient experience, keep health care costs down, and work with others to boost the health of the greater population in this interprofessional program.


BS in Health Care Administration

Positively affect health care outcomes and specialize in leadership or health information management in this program designed to give you immediately applicable health care skills. Choose between two degree plans.


Health Administration Certificates

Gain vital skills in health administration, health care informatics, and health care leadership.

Individual Courses

Move closer towards your goals, one course at a time. Take an individual Capella course in subject areas including health care administration, counseling, psychology, nursing, business, and more.

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.

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

Why Choose Capella?

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.

Learn It Today, Do It Tomorrow

With Capella’s competency-based approach, your coursework is designed to help you gain immediately applicable skills. 

World-Class Faculty

With Capella’s competency-based approach, your coursework is designed to help you gain immediately applicable skills. 

Two Learning Formats

Choose the option that fits: GuidedPath, a flexible yet structured approach, or FlexPath, a self-paced format.

"I appreciated Capella’s method for classwork—allowing me to build friendships among the fellow DHA students, all with diverse careers and at varying stages of the program. I even created a solid network among administrators and faculty.”

Shad Smith*
Doctor of Health Administration
*Actual Capella student who agreed to appear in our promotional materials.

Health Administration Career Insights

What Is Health Administration?

Health administration is the practice of managing the operations of health care entities—what do the day-to-day responsibilities look like?

The Value of Interprofessional Education in Health Care

Learn what interprofessional education is and why it's important in the health care field.

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.