Systems and Policy

The Systems and Policy specialization gives you a solid understanding of systems and policy theories—and the ability to think critically and creatively about the big picture, a requirement of tomorrow’s healthcare leaders and managers. You will explore recent healthcare system and policy reform that is reshaping the way health and medical care is delivered. You will also gain specialized knowledge in systems and policy that can prepare you to address the changing needs of healthcare organizations and consumers.

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 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 time to completion. Time to 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 6038 Course Health Behavior Theory Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6451 Course Public Policy Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6475 Course Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation Credits (5 cr.)
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