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Be a Leader in Health Care

Health care is evolving at a rapid pace, and professionals with the ability to lead through change are in high demand. Gain the real-world knowledge and practical skills you need to seize the many opportunities available in today’s growing health care environment.

At Capella, you’ll find online health science degrees and certificate programs that will prepare you to improve the patient experience, keep health care costs down, and boost the health of the greater population.

The Most Direct Path to Your Goals

Wherever you are in your profession, Capella health science programs offer a direct path to the career you want. Your online degree program will give you the flexibility you need to stay on top of your studies—while managing the rest of your busy life.


  • Earn your Master's in Health Administration (MHA) or Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in as little as 18 months to 2 years.
  • Complete your Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) in as little as 3 years with an MHA, 3.5 years without or Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in 3.5 years.
  • Add marketable, in-demand skills when you earn a health science certificate in as little as 9 months.



Protect and improve communities as you work to prevent injury and disease, educate the public, and develop policy.


Strengthen your ability to successfully administer health care delivery in your organization.


Integrate information science, computer science, social science, and health care.


Build a solid foundation to excel in a cross-functional business environment.

Save Time and Money on Your Degree

Capella’s Prior Learning Assessment gives you the opportunity to leverage existing knowledge gained through work training, continuing education programs, and professional certification programs.


  • With the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) certification you can save up to 9 months and over $5,700 on your MHA.

Find more savings with health science scholarships available for new students.

FlexPath: MHA in General Health Administration Option

Capella's MHA in General Health Administration FlexPath option offers the ultimate flexibility. You can leverage your experience to move quickly through what you already know and concentrate on what you need to learn. For many students, FlexPath offers a more personalized learning approach with greater freedom, more control, and the potential to save time and money.

Target Your Goals with the Right Program

Health care positions are projected to be nearly 30 percent of all new jobs between 2012 and 2022.* Build on what you already know with health sciences program in one of four fast-growing areas:

*SOURCE: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Skills You Can Apply Immediately

At Capella, you’ll receive a competency-based education, meaning every assignment, course, and program is mapped to deliver the skills required for on-the-job success. Your coursework can be immediately applied to improve patient outcomes, keep health care costs down, and boost the health of the greater population—even before you graduate.

Virtual Health Care Environments; Real World Results

Solve real-world challenges in Capella’s virtual health care environment, where you’ll practice your newly learned knowledge within a fail-safe, simulated modern system of health environment.

Professionally Aligned Programs that Deliver Results

Capella sets you up for on-the-job success with health science programs aligned with employers and professional organizations to meet the highest industry standards.

Capella is a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network.

Capella is proud to be aligned with the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL). By integrating the NCHL's Health Leadership Competency Model, Capella's MHA and DHA programs meet the health care profession's standards for management and leadership education.

Capella is an Academic Organizational Affiliate with Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and our health care informatics curriculum is aligned with HIMSS standards. A free HIMSS membership is a benefit available to students in any of our informatics programs.

Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.

Meeting the Needs of Health Care Professionals, Hospitals, and Patients

Capella University meets the needs of health care professionals—and their employers—with educational alliances that provide degree programs tailored to meet specific organizational needs. Special partner benefits, including tuition discounts, exclusive scholarships, and free professional development webinars will stretch tuition reimbursement dollars as employees develop the critical competencies required for organizational success.


World-Class Faculty

Our graduate health science faculty all have doctoral degrees, and many members have served as leaders of regional, national and international organizations including major hospitals, care providers, pharmaceutical companies, public health organizations, and Veterans Administration.

Accreditation Makes The Difference

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.