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.

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Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:

  1. Communicate effectively with colleagues, stakeholders, and service recipients.
  2. Assess the components of the healthcare delivery system in the United States.
  3. Appraise delivery of healthcare strategies and solutions.
  4. Analyze environmental factors impacting the management of healthcare organizations.
  5. Analyze decisions that impact the healthcare delivery system such as laws, mandates, court decisions, and policies.
  6. Utilize professional ethics in managing and leading healthcare organizations.
  7. Analyze the responsibility and operations of a healthcare organization in patient care outcomes and business performance.
  8. Apply critical thinking skills in financial management, human resourcing, operational improvement, and strategic planning.
  9. Analyze managerial and leadership challenges in healthcare.
  10. Analyze healthcare marketing used to improve consumer experience and competitive advantage.
  11. Utilize evidence-based healthcare strategies that are culturally appropriate to improve population health outcomes.

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).

Two Ways to Learn

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.

COURSE-BASED

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.

 

COMPETENCY-BASED

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.

*Cost and time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress. For information on estimating your time to degree completion with Tempo Learning, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Testimonials

JImmy Watson

Jimmy Watson

BS in Health Studies Graduate / MHA Student
Being a student at Walden University is one of the best things that has happened to me in my life. As a father, husband, and worker, I was able to navigate this triangular responsibility alongside my academic challenges.
Pursuing a degree from Walden is a commitment to efficiency and quality in healthcare.
The most rewarding aspect of pursuing my degree at Walden University is that I am in control of my future.
Ogbeide Elijah MHA Student
Ogbeide Elijah
Perry Ishmael Peralta MHA Student
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