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Prepare for Leadership Roles in Health Care & Health Policy with a Master's in Health Administration (MHA)

Acquire the kind of insight and expertise that's in high in-demand by top health care facilities as you develop skills that can be applied immediately to today's complex health care challenges.

A master's in health administration degree from Capella helps you dive more deeply into health care operations, health care leadership, or health policy and advocacy. Our online MHA degree is designed around National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) competencies — a recognized standard in health care education.

On average, those with a bachelor's degree in health administration receive a


earnings boost by obtaining their graduate degree.

Employer Survey Report, January 2011

Master's in Health Administration (MHA) Programs

General Health Administration

Lead health care organizations and influence innovation with an online MHA in General Health Administration.

Health Care Leadership

Transform health care organizations through driving innovation and influencing change with an online MHA in Health Care Leadership.

Health Care Operations

Lead system improvement by optimizing human and capital resources to improve health care outcomes with an online MHA in Health Care Operations.


Integrate information management and technology to support evidence-based decision making with an online MHA in Health Care Informatics.

Why Get an MHA?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics* predicts that health care management jobs will grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. A master’s degree is increasingly seen as a necessity to move up the ranks in almost any position in health care leadership. A MHA degree can help set you apart from your peers and demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills to make an impact, and the commitment to succeed.


Why Capella?

Capella's online MHA degree program focuses on leadership, influencing change, systems improvement, communication, collaboration, and problem-solving. You’ll learn about managing clinical care processes, health care financing, and organizational development. You’ll also focus on health policy advocacy.

Capella University is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education. We are proud to partner with colleagues in practice and professional organizations to assure our health administrations programs are industry relevant, highly credible, and addressing the current needs of the health care environment. You'll benefit from a competency-based curriculum that combines theory with real-world application, delivered in a highly engaged learning environment, and facilitated by expert scholar-practitioner faculty.