Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on healthcare delivery systems with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program through Tempo Learning®, a custom-paced online format for working professionals.

tempo logoToday’s healthcare industry employers require effective, visionary leaders who can respond to community needs while optimizing organizational performance and outcomes. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 20% from 2016 to 2026.2 Our Master of Healthcare Administration curriculum was built based on input from industry leaders, ensuring that what you learn in your program will be applicable immediately in your career.

With our fully online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, you will be at the forefront of meeting the demand for effective, visionary healthcare leaders—and you will develop skills and knowledge you can apply immediately to advance your career in this rapidly changing field.

In addition, we offer a course-based option if that’s a better fit for your career and lifestyle.

Career Impact

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


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.
I have been able to adjust my workload to the other demands on my time—specifically work and family. In addition, the reasonable fee structure has made it feasible for me to participate at this time, despite having a child in college.
Pursuing a degree from Walden is a commitment to efficiency and quality in healthcare.
Ogbeide Elijah MHA Student
Ogbeide Elijah
Heidi McFadden MS in Early Childhood Studies - Tempo Learning Student
Heidi McFadden
Perry Ishmael Peralta MHA Student
Perry Ishmael Peralta

Note on Licensure
The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) 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.

1Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) IPEDS database. Retrieved July 2018, using CIP code 51.0701 (Master’s degree – Health/Health Care Administration/Management)

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at online February 27, 2015).

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