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Doctoral Degrees in Health Sciences

Move to the Top of Your Field

Take your career to new heights with an online DHA or a DrPH. You’ll explore today’s health care systems and develop strategic vision, planning capabilities, and evidence-based leadership skills.

DHA

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.

DRPH

Doctor of Public Health

Lead in public health by applying evidence to solve public health problems and improve community health outcomes.

Health Science Doctoral Programs Online - Capella University

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 & 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

Why Choose Capella?

Capella sets you up for on-the-job success with DHA and DrPH programs aligned to meet rigorous industry standards. Apply what you’re learning right away to lead, inspire, and provide ethical guidance in an era of reform and change.

Integrated Capstone & Practicum

Our integrated approach allows you to work with inspiring mentors and an organization to solve real-world challenges. 

Exclusive Learner Success Lab

We’ll help you learn to manage your time and resources effectively—keeping you as efficient as possible. 

Interprofessional Education

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

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.

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

Is a PhD in Health Care Administration or a Doctor of Health Administration a better fit for your career?

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Tomorrow’s Health Care Leaders Will Depend on Data, Capella Chair Says

Dr. Ben Spedding, Capella’s Faculty Chair for Public Health and Health Leadership, discusses changes in the field.

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Health Equity: An Emerging Issue in Public Health

The effect of health equity is an issue at the forefront of public health in the U.S. 

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