PhD - Health Care Administration
Capella University

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PhD - Health Care Administration

Break new ground in the rapidly changing health care industry through original doctoral research. This online PhD program in Health Care Administration includes advanced research and course work in policy, systems, and financial analysis; strategic planning; organizational change; ethical and legal considerations; and quality improvement, focused on the health care field.

This specialization is part of Capella University's broad portfolio of public service leadership offerings. Capella features a multidisciplinary approach to public service education that brings together faculty and learners from public administration, public safety, and health care, professions that often must work together to address complex public sector challenges. Students benefit because they gain an in-depth understanding of their specialized professions in the context of the larger public service environment.

With your PhD in Health Care Administration from Capella, you'll lead change in health care agencies by analyzing health care challenges and opportunities through the systematic methods of scientific research. You'll also evaluate multicultural, ethical and regulatory standards of practice in the health care industry.

Common jobs with an online PhD in Health Care Administration include adjunct or part-time faculty, chief executive/financial officer, clinical director, director of nursing, health and social services manager, hospital administrator or mental health program manager. Potential workplaces include: community care facility for the elderly, dentist office, home health care service, medical or diagnostic laboratory, nursing or residential care facility, physician office or private/public hospital.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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AccreditationCapella 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),
RequirementsDoctoral students must have a master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
Education LevelDoctorate
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