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Master of Health Administration

Our online Master of Health Administration (MHA) offers an innovative, flexible way to earn a master’s that can help you advance toward your professional and personal goals in this field. This program features interprofessional, practice-based learning that covers a broad range of topics in health administration, from patient care to business strategy. You’ll develop skills that can help you solve today’s complex healthcare challenges and gain the insight and experience required to help improve patient and organizational outcomes.

The mission of Capella University's Master of Health Administration program is to help empower healthcare professionals to navigate evolving challenges and opportunities, shaping the future of healthcare. Our Master of Health Administration program delivers its relevant and rigorous curriculum through a dynamic, interactive, and collaborative learning environment that encourages learners to capitalize on the professional experiences they and their peers bring to the program, and to incorporate those experiences into the educational process, preparing them to become reflective practitioner-scholars in their respective profession or discipline. Our health administration learning environment benefits from the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of the individuals in the community, and the program’s efforts to foster an inclusive learning environment.

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 600 healthcare employers, including leading hospital systems and insurance providers.

Interprofessional learning

Learn from your peers through shared knowledge and insights with nursing and public health students in related degree programs as part of Capella’s interprofessional course structure.

Classes start August 5

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 9 Core courses
  • 2 Electives
  • 1 Capstone
  • 48 Total quarter credits
  • 12 Maximum transfer credits

With FlexPath, you can earn your MHA in 14 months and under $13,000.*

*Based on fastest 25% 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.

Job titles to explore

  • Program manager
  • Director of human resources
  • Program director
  • Director of development
  • Associate director
  • Director of regulatory affairs
  • Director of clinical services
  • Director of diversity and inclusion
  • Director of program management

Employment settings to explore

  • General medical and surgical hospitals
  • Direct health and medical insurance carriers
  • Offices of physicians (except mental health specialists)
  • Other miscellaneous ambulatory healthcare services
  • Home healthcare services

*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.