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MHA Degrees

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.

Master's in Health Administration (MHA) Degree Programs

General Health Administration

The online master's in general health administration from Capella enables you to serve as a catalyst to improve the delivery of healthcare and wellness in communities. This degree program also prepares you to implement strategic planning and health care administration strategies.

Designed to be completed within 18 months, this program provides the credential to pursue director-level and leadership positions in a wide range of health care settings.

Learn more about earning an online MHA in General Health Administration.

Health Care Leadership

Having an MHA in healthcare leadership prepares you to meet the challenges facing your healthcare organization. The program is designed to be completed within 18 months, after which successful graduates can expect to be in strong contention for director-level and leadership positions in any number of health care settings.

Learn more about earning an online MHA in Health Care Leadership.

Health Care Options

Graduates of the Capella master's in healthcare operations are fully prepared to optimize human resources, facilities, and capital assets that empower healthcare organizations to meet the needs of their patients. With this degree, you'll also be well-versed in strategic planning and implementation.

As you pursue your MHA, you can also earn a Healthcare Administration Certificate simultaneously, within your first year — giving you a respected credential on the way to earning your master's.

Learn more about earning an online MHA in Health Care Operations.


The MHA in Health Care Informatics integrates information science, computer science, social science, and health care to give you the skills and knowledge you need to help your organization improve the overall quality of health care and population health, along with reducing costs. Capella's program is built around the most relevant, real-world health care challenges to ensure you'll gain the skills you need to provide and implement immediate, impactful, and efficient health informatics solutions.

Learn more about earning an online MHA in Health Care Informatics.

Why Choose Capella

Capella University is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education. Our degree programs are designed to meet standards established by professional associations and accrediting bodies — so you gain skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to your career goals.

As a Capella student, you'll benefit from a competency-based curriculum that combines foundational theory with real-world application and through our online campus, as you work with experienced faculty and your classmates in highly interactive course rooms.


On average, those with a bachelor's degree in health administration receive a 40% earnings boost by obtaining their graduate degree.

Employer Survey Report, January 2011

Capella: An Accredited University

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Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.