Population Health

In the United States and around the world, healthcare delivery faces challenges from the increasing needs of an aging population, rising healthcare costs, and economic inefficiences. Healthcare professionals who focus on population health aim to address these issues by supporting preventive care initatives, reducing healthcare inequities, and promoting longevity within specific, predetermined groups of people through social outreach and other targeted methods.

Build the core competencies and specialized professional and career skills you need to lead and manage complex, population-based healthcare initiatives and programs and drive healthcare innovations that can produce measurable clinical and economic values. In this specialization, you can gain a comprehensive foundation in the essentials of population health—such as the role of coordinated care and disease management to reduce inefficiencies and close gaps in the delivery of care, socioeconomic factors of disease, new care-delivery structures, data analytics, and determining community and population health needs.

Completion Requirements

  • 68 total quarter credits
    • Foundations course (3 credits) 
    • Core courses (50 credits)
    • Specialization courses (15 credits)

Transfer of Credit
You may be eligible to receive up to 25 transfer credits for prior master's-level coursework when enrolling in Walden's MHA program, which can save you time and money. Call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286 to determine eligibility and learn more.

This sequence represents the minimum credits for completion. The number of credits for completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Core Courses

The program’s courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence.
Course Code Course Credits
Course Code MMHA 6000 Course Foundations of Healthcare Administration* Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6050 Course Contemporary Topics in the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6200 Course Principles of Population Health in Healthcare Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6300 Course Law, Ethics, and Policy in Healthcare Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6400 Course Healthcare Financial Management and Economics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6500 Course Human Resource Management and Organizational Development and Leadership for Healthcare Administrators Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6600 Course Healthcare Informatics and Technology Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6700 Course Healthcare Operations Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6800 Course Marketing Management and Business Communication for Healthcare Administrators Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6900 Course Healthcare Quality Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6999 Course Strategic Planning in Healthcare Administration Credits (5 cr.)

*Students enrolling in a midterm start date will take a 6-week version of this course by itself in their first term.

Specialization Courses

You may elect to complete an optional specialization by adding the following courses to your program of study.

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code MMHA 6520 Course Health Informatics and Population Health Analytics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6530 Course Disease Prevention and Care Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6540 Course Population Health Management Applications Credits (5 cr.)
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