Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery systems in your organization with our master’s-level healthcare administration degree.

The healthcare system is experiencing a rapid transformation. With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an aging population, and emerging new technologies, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022.*

Today’s healthcare industry employers require effective, visionary leaders who can help them respond to the needs of their communities while optimizing organizational performance and outcomes. Our fully online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program can put you at the forefront of the field and help you improve the experience of healthcare providers as well as patients.

As a leader in healthcare education, Walden is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students, the healthcare industry, and employers. The coursework in this online healthcare administration degree program explores the latest trends and allows you to develop the professional competencies expected by top healthcare organizations:

  • Critical and creative thinking and problem solving
  • Business and interpersonal communication
  • Strategic planning
  • Adaptability and collaboration
  • Change management

Taught by doctoral-level faculty, our MHA degree program features curriculum with multimedia that lends a real-world perspective to your online learning experience.

With a Master of Healthcare Administration from Walden, you can gain the skills and credentials that allow you to pursue healthcare leadership roles and make a difference in your organization and community.

Three paths to your degree.

You can work toward your degree at a rate that fits your schedule. This program offers the flexibility for you to progress at your own pace.

  • Path I (Part Time): Take one course per term. Advance through the program at a steady pace while managing other work and life commitments.

  • Path II (Full Time): Take two courses per term. Focus more time on the program and complete your degree sooner, usually within 18 months.

  • Path III (Accelerated): Take three courses per term. Fast-track your degree by committing extra effort and time to the program. You could complete your degree in as little as 1 year, although this option is not recommended for students employed full-time.

Progress At Your Own Pace 

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

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers,” on the Internet at (viewed online February 27, 2015).

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