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Be a Leader in Health Care

Move to the top of your field as you work to advance our health care systems with a DHA or DrPH. Prepare yourself to collaborate throughout your organization with the interprofessional skills gained in Capella’s doctoral health sciences programs. You’ll find accredited, online doctoral programs that will prepare you to improve the patient experience, keep health care costs down, and boost the health of the greater population.

Our integrated doctoral capstone and practicum allow you to work with an organization to solve real-world challenges—giving you the professional experience you need to lead at the top of your field. You’ll be matched with mentors who are well suited to support your research goals and walk you through the entire process.

I wanted a doctorate, but I knew an in-person program wouldn’t be a good fit. I did a lot of research, looked at many different programs, different career paths people have taken, talked to senior executives in government regarding their career choices, and looked hard at class choices in different programs. I liked Capella’s structure, and I could choose a career with classes that would get me where I wanted to go, without having to leave my family one weekend every month.

Brenda Blunt,DHA student and published author

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 DHA programs meet the health care profession's standards for management and leadership education.

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.

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.

The Most Direct Path to Your Goals

Wherever you are in your career, Capella health science programs can help you take the next step. Your online degree program will give you the flexibility you need to stay on top of your doctoral studies—while managing the rest of your busy life.


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

Get to your goals sooner and lower your costs by transferring credits into your DHA program. Additional saving opportunities include a $5,000 scholarship for DHA or $7500 for DrPH programs.

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.