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Capella University, an Accredited Online University, Launches Three New Graduate Degrees and Eight Specializations in Health Administration and Public Health.

New online degrees will help address critical shortage of health care leadership talent

MINNEAPOLIS -- Capella University, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online education for working adults, has announced three new online degree programs and eight specializations in the fields of health administration and public health. They include two doctoral degree programs, a Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) and a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), and one master's degree program, a Master of Health Administration (MHA). Capella is also introducing a graduate certificate in Health Administration and a graduate concentration in Forensics.

"According to the National Center for Healthcare Leadership's White Paper on Best Practices in Health Leadership Succession Planning, a number of studies project a drop in the health care leadership talent pool," said Suzanne Holmes, DPA, interim co-dean of Capella's School of Public Service Leadership and faculty chair for public health and public administration. "Our new degrees are designed to develop the leadership, collaboration, and communication skills needed by health care leaders in both the public and private sectors."

Capella's DHA is one of few DHA programs in the country Designed around the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Competency Model[TM], Capella's DHA is designed for health care leaders interested in pursuing a doctorate that focuses on practical contributions to the health care field, compared to the more research-oriented PhD. It is one of the few DHA programs in the country and offers specializations in General Health Administration, Health Care Leadership, and Health Policy and Advocacy.

MHA features collaborative learning, industry best practices Capella's MHA features a collaborative, practice-based learning model that incorporates industry best practices and the knowledge and skill sets expected by leading health care organizations. A master's degree is considered the minimum credential for most health care leadership positions. Designed around the NCHL Competency Model[TM], Capella's MHA includes specializations in General Health Administration, Health Care Operations, and Health Policy.

DrPH offers specializations in Epidemiology, and Health Advocacy and Leadership Developed around national public health curriculum standards, Capella's new Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) online degree program provides one of very few opportunities to earn a DrPH online. The two specializations offered--Health Advocacy and Leadership, and Epidemiology--are also rarely available online.

Health Administration certificate provides first step toward graduate degree Capella also offers a four-course graduate certificate in Health Administration covering strategic health care planning, organizational leadership and governance, health care economics, and health care quality, risk, and regulatory compliance. Earning a certificate can be a first step toward earning a graduate degree, as certificate credits can be applied toward Capella's MHA and DHA programs, as well as the PhD in Human Services, Health Care Administration specialization.

Graduate level Forensics concentration now available Students enrolled in master's or PhD programs in Capella's School of Public Service Leadership can increase the value of their degree and expand their career options by adding a concentration in Forensics. The three-course Forensics concentration offers a multidisciplinary view of the forensics field, emphasizing its foundations in the physical and social sciences and law, and the professional and legal standards guiding forensics practice.

Enrollment now open Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for its new degree and certificate programs. For more information, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or e-mail info@capella.edu.

Review of the DHA and MHA is pending in AZ, KS, KY, ND, SC, and TN. Review of the DrPH is pending in SC.

About Capella University Capella University is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. Eighty percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral online degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, human services, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 137 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. More than 37,100 learners were enrolled as of March 31, 2010, from all 50 states and 52 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org.

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