Capella University offers an online Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) which specializes in Health Policy and Advocacy. This program aims to provide graduates with an deeper understanding of national and global health policies, practices and perspectives thus enabling them to create practical and evidence-based approaches to promoting positive health outcomes, as well as advocate constructive changes to health policy.
Capella’s online DHA in Health Policy and Advocacy is patterned after the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Competency Model, thus emphasis is on practice-based research and collaborative experiences. The program, which covers advanced health administration concepts and practices, also focuses on topics that are relevant in today’s health care industry. Such as topics include US health policy, global health policy and policy advocacy and analysis. Apart from online coursework, the program allows students to participate in field experiences thus providing them with opportunities to apply their learnings in a professional setting.
To earn Capella University’s online DHA in Health Policy and Advocacy degree program, students must take and complete 92 quarter units of coursework (with up to 12 quarter units transferred into the specialization). This 92 quarter units is composed of Core Courses, Specialization Courses, Elective Courses from the School of Public Service Leadership, and Dissertation Coursework. Hierarchy of courses, course descriptions and admission requirements are available on the Capella University website. Since the program is conducted completely online, students are able to schedule their coursework and study periods around their personal and professional lifestyles and commitments.
Tuition fees are computed on a per-quarter unit basis and may not include the cost of books and other incidental expenses. Financial aid in the form of grants, loans and scholarships are in place to help make the cost of education more affordable. Information on tuition fees and financial aid options can be viewed through the Capella University website.