Capella University

MHA - Health Administration


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MHA - Health Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

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, with Capella University’s Master of Health Administration. The curriculum is designed around the National Center for Health Care Leadership Competency Model™ and features collaborative, practice-based learning. You'll be prepared to pursue leadership positions in a range of health care settings.

As you pursue Capella's MHA, you can earn a Health Care Administration Certificate simultaneously, within your first year — giving you a respected credential that you can obtain on the way to your master's degree.

Capella is a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network.

• Direct Path:  This degree can be completed in as little as 18 months. You can also simultaneously pursue a Health Care Administration Certificate within your first year—giving you a respected credential that you can obtain on the way to your master’s degree.
• Credible: Capella is a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives Higher Education Network and the curriculum is aligned with the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Competency Model™.
• Immersive Learning: Put what you have learned into practice in Capella’s multidisciplinary simulation tool, RiverBend City. Develop the communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making skills you need by practicing them in a simulated health care environment.
• Faculty: All graduate level health sciences faculty hold a doctoral degree, plus all have worked or are working in the health care administration field.
• Online Learning: 24-hour access to courses through Capella’s virtual courseroom.

With your Master's in General Health Administration from Capella, you'll facilitate a change process that effectively involves patients, communities and professionals in the improvement and delivery of health care and wellness. You'll also implement strategic planning and health care administration strategies for optimal organizational performance.

Common jobs with an online Master's in General Health Administration include chief executive officer, chief nursing officer, department or division manager/supervisor, government relations director, health care consultant, health services manager, hospital administrator, nursing director, nurse manager, office manager or program manager. Potential workplaces include: ambulatory health care service, community care facility for the elderly, government health agency, health clinic, home health care service, hospital, insurance company, medical and diagnostic laboratory, nursing or residential care facility.

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Eligibility Requirements:

Master's students must have a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

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