In the wake of sweeping reform initiatives, there is a growing need for healthcare management leaders who can bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the varied, complex challenges affecting both organizations and patients.

Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program focuses on the business skills desired by today’s industry employers while preparing you to be an effective practitioner. The Tempo Learning® curriculum was developed in partnership with industry leaders and employers, who identified the most desirable skills and knowledge needed to serve as an effective leader in the industry—skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately, while still enrolled in your degree program.

Earning your MHA from Walden can position you to pursue a variety of leadership roles in hospitals and other healthcare organizations, including:

  • 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


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022.*

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

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