A Master’s in Healthcare Administration can help you gain the specialized skills you need to stay at the forefront of the dynamic changes in the healthcare field.

Walden’s MHA degree is designed to help provide you with these targeted skills and develop expertise in healthcare management.

Walden’s MHA program is offered entirely online, providing you with a convenient program of study.* An optional practicum can help you gain firsthand experience in healthcare management and allow you to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired in the program.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

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Completion Requirements

  • 36–39 total semester credits
    • Core courses (36 sem. cr.)
    • Practicum (3 sem. cr.) (Students may elect to earn practicum experience by adding an optional course, MMHA 6550, to their program of study.)

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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The program’s courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence.

Students in the M.H.A. program may elect to earn practicum experience by adding an optional course, MMHA 6550, to their program of study.

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Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Total*
Tuition 36 total semester credit hours  $670 per semester hour $24,120
Books and Materials Estimated costs included $0
Technology Fee  Per semester $160 $960
    Total $25,080
    Transfer up to 18 credits $12,540
    Total with Maximum Transfer Credits $12,540

Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Healthcare administrators and managers are at the forefront of the dynamic changes in the healthcare field. They work in leadership positions in hospitals and other healthcare organizations and have proficiency in areas such as health policy, financial management, strategic planning, and economic analysis.

The following are a few potential careers you could pursue with your MHA:

  • Ambulatory surgery center director
  • Compliance or business operations director
  • Group practice administrator
  • Academic program or departmental administrator
  • Hospital or health services administrator
  • Assistant administrator
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Materials management director
  • Director of business functions such as marketing, operations, and planning
  • Health information manager
  • Director of managed care
  • Director of managed care business development
  • Director of patient access
  • Medical and health services manager

Career opportunities may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

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When you earn your MHA online at Walden, you benefit from a program designed in collaboration with leading healthcare associations. This means our MHA program features a high-quality and relevant curriculum that allows you to:

  • Learn how to apply the latest theories, strategies, and technology in the workplace.
  • Understand the laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policies that impact health service providers.
  • Discover best practices in financial management, strategic planning, economic analysis, and quality assessment and improvement as they apply to the healthcare field.
  • Shape the implementation of recent governmental changes to the U.S. healthcare system.

When you choose Walden’s healthcare administration degree, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, but it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. Learn more.

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Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills at the individual and group levels.
  2. Identify the components of the healthcare delivery system and external environmental factors affecting the management of healthcare organizations.
  3. Analyze laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policy that impact healthcare organizations and health services delivery.
  4. Demonstrate ethical choices, values, and professional behavior in healthcare management roles/decision-making.
  5. Analyze the responsibility and operations of a healthcare organization to identify and resolve problems and improve performance.
  6. Use statistical reasoning in interpreting quantitative and qualitative research and organizational data.
  7. Demonstrate critical thinking and effective decision making through financial management, strategic planning, economic analysis, and quality assessment and improvement.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the roles, perspectives, and expectations of clinical practitioners, how they differ from nonclinical staff, and the challenges these differences present for management.

For assistance in deciding which online degree program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.