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.
Two Ways to Learn
In addition to the course-based Master of Healthcare Administration, we offer a competency-based option. With Tempo Learning™ by Walden, you can earn your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace, building on your existing skills, knowledge, and experience. Learn more about the competency-based Master of Healthcare Administration.
Preset course start and end dates help you manage your schedule over time. Knowing these dates makes it easier to plan ahead in completing your program.
The course-based approach exposes you to new material as well as reinforces and updates your knowledge in areas you’ve already mastered.
Your fellow students will be learning the same material at the same time, so if you find yourself struggling, you can connect with them for additional support.
Complete competencies at your own pace, based on your ability to demonstrate understanding of their content. At the beginning of each term, you will map out your learning goals in partnership with your Academic Coach.
You can use what you already know to accelerate your progress, potentially saving you time and money.
If you find materials challenging, you can slow down and spend additional time with them. You can also raise your hand to get support directly from our Faculty Subject Matter Experts.
Compare highlights of the Tempo Learning™ and course-based formats to decide which best suits your career goals and learning style.
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 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (viewed online February 27, 2015).