Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery systems in your organization with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree.

The U.S. 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 17% from 2014 to 2024 .*

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.

Walden now offers two ways to earn your degree. With Tempo Learning® by Walden, you have the option to choose your learning experience depending on your learning style and preferences. Whether you want to study alongside classmates in a traditional course-based program or earn your degree at your pace, there’s an option for you to achieve your dreams.

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 MHA 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 online MHA degree program features curriculum with multimedia that lends a real-world perspective to your online learning experience.

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

Career Impact

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) is expected to expand health insurance to an estimated 30–34 million people by 2018. In the wake of this and other sweeping reform initiatives, the industry needs 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 in the post-PPACA environment. 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
  • 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 Outlook

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 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm(viewed online February 27, 2015).

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

Find detailed information for the general specialization of this program, or all other specializations of this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

Note on Licensure
The Master of Healthcare Administration is not a licensure leading program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed professional in healthcare administration, healthcare leadership, nursing home administration or other similar positions.

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A New Way to Earn Your MHA

Tempo Learning - Master of Healthcare Administration Degree
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You've spent hours creating project timelines, days managing budgets, and years growing in your profession. What if you could apply the skills you've gained in those hours, days, and years to your Master of Health Administration degree? Tempo Learning is a new way to learn where you set the pace and leverage your real world experiences toward earning a degree that can take you further faster. Tempo Learning by Walden University-- it's time for a change.

Walden University now offers Tempo Learning® by Walden, a custom-paced degree program that puts you in charge.

  • Go Your Own Pace. Tempo adapts to your speed and your style.
  • Learn on Your Schedule. No weekly deadlines; you create your own start and end dates.
  • Control Your Cost. Subscription-based pricing minimizes your tuition cost with an all-you-can-learn model.

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
Perry Ishmael Peralta
Tira Wallace MPH Student
Tira Wallace

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the online MHA degree 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.

 

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. In addition to the competency-based Master of Healthcare Administration, we offer a competency-based option.

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.

 

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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.

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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.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (viewed online February 14, 2017).
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