Master of Healthcare Administration

The healthcare field is a dynamic, complex environment that has the capacity to majorly impact individuals and communities. With a Master of Healthcare Administration degree, you will have the qualifications and knowledge to be a decision-maker on questions of management and policy. Learn how to identify the challenges in the 21st century healthcare system and lead your organization to develop effective solutions.
The healthcare field is a dynamic, complex environment that has the capacity to majorly impact individuals and communities. With a Master of Healthcare Administration degree, you will have the qualifications and knowledge to be a decision-maker on questions of management and policy. Learn how to identify the challenges in the 21st century healthcare system and lead your organization to develop effective solutions.

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MASTER OF HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION

Course Length: 8 weeks
Program Duration: 1.5 years
Next Start: January 2024

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MASTER OF HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION

Course Length: 8 weeks
Program Duration: 1.5 years
Next Start: January 2024


Why 推荐全球最大网赌正规平台欢迎您 College?

We offer a robust and comprehensive education that will give you a solid foundation for your desired career path. Our fully online degree program lets you access courses when it’s most convenient for you, making it possible to balance school, work, and other responsibilities. You will get direct support from our experienced faculty, who understand your circumstances and want you to succeed. 

Why a master's degree?
Why a master's degree?

The master’s degree program for Healthcare Administration combines elements of medicine and business, allowing graduates to become expert problem solvers for any healthcare-focused institution. Earning a master’s degree will also qualify you for leadership opportunities and significantly increase your earning potential. You can also choose to advance your education further through doctoral programs in areas like business, healthcare management and public health.

The master’s degree program for Healthcare Administration combines elements of medicine and business, allowing graduates to become expert problem solvers for any healthcare-focused institution. Earning a master’s degree will also qualify you for leadership opportunities and significantly increase your earning potential. You can also choose to advance your education further through doctoral programs in areas like business, healthcare management and public health.

What will I study? 
What will I study? 

The program includes 36 hours of coursework and can be completed in three semesters. The courses cover topics like healthcare policy, law, and ethics, population health management, innovation in healthcare organizations, and human resource planning. You will graduate from the program with a thorough understanding of the current state of the U.S. healthcare system and the knowledge to implement effective long-term solutions to common problems healthcare organizations face. 

The program includes 36 hours of coursework and can be completed in three semesters. The courses cover topics like healthcare policy, law, and ethics, population health management, innovation in healthcare organizations, and human resource planning. You will graduate from the program with a thorough understanding of the current state of the U.S. healthcare system and the knowledge to implement effective long-term solutions to common problems healthcare organizations face. 

Course Map

The degree program can be completed in six sessions, or three semesters. Each session lasts eight weeks. New cohorts start twice a year in August and January, so you can choose to enroll in either the fall or spring semester. Regardless of when they enter the program, every student follows the same course schedule.

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    Year One

    Courses offered each session (all courses are 3 credit hours)

    Fall Session 1 (August–September)
    • Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System (MHA 500)
    • Management of Healthcare Organizations (MHA 501)
    Fall Session 2 (October–November)
    • Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations (MHA 502)
    • Statistics for Healthcare Managers (MHA 503)
    Spring Session 1 (January–February)
    • Strategy and Innovation in Healthcare Organizations (MHA 504)
    • Healthcare Leadership (MHA 505)
    Spring Session 2 (March–April)
    • Population Health Management (MHA 520)
    • Health Analytics (MHA 521)
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    Year Two

    Courses offered each session (all courses are 3 credit hours)

    Fall Session 1 (August–September)
    • Human Resource Planning in Healthcare (MHA 522)
    • Alternative Healthcare Delivery Systems (MHA 523)
    Fall Session 2 (October–November)
    • Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics (MHA 524)
    • Healthcare Administration Internship (MHA 571)

The median national salary for medical and health services managers was $101,000 in 2021, and healthcare administration jobs are expected to increase by 28% between 2021 and 2031.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities 

A Master of Healthcare Administration prepares you for leadership positions in health administrationWith your degree, you will be eligible to work in the following job fields (hover or touch to flip tile): 

Director

Hospital Operations
Patient Safety
Business Development
Nursing
Rehabilitation

Administrator

Hospital
Nursing Home
Home Health Agency
Long-term Care Facility
Federal and State Healthcare Programs

Manager
Health Information
Private Practice
Mental Health Clinic
Consultant
Public Health Agency
Health Insurance Company
Private Company

Requirements for Admission

Applicants should have:

  • A completed application to 推荐全球最大网赌正规平台欢迎您 (fee waived)
  • BA or BS from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency (all disciplines welcome)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate colleges or universities attended
  • Transcript of any previous master's degree work if applicable
  • One-page written statement of purpose describing the applicant's career goals and how the Master of Healthcare Administration will help the applicant achieve those goals. Applicants may choose to schedule a personal interview with a member of the Graduate Admissions staff in lieu of a written statement. Click HERE to schedule a virtual appointment. 

Applicants are not required to submit GRE or MAT scores.

Cost and Discounts

Tuition for this graduate program is $530 per credit hour. Current healthcare professionals are eligible to receive a 25% discount on tuition, bringing the cost to just under $400 per credit hour.

A 25% discount is also available to any 推荐全球最大网赌正规平台欢迎您 alumnus. The two discounts cannot be combined.

Contact

Pamela Brown
Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator for Master of Healthcare Administration

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