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Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration

If you’re a nurse who wants to expand your options by taking on a greater role in the delivery and management of health care, our Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration dual degree program is designed to help you. This program blends advanced nursing curriculum with the business skills needed to make critical decisions in health care organizations. Coursework covers policy, finance and more. Your first-hand experience as an RN combined with an MSN/MHA degree can help you be an effective health care administrator in many organizations. See how University of Phoenix® helps you expand your options and make an even bigger impact on health care.

The MSN/MHA program is CCNE accredited and upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to sit for the ANCC Nurse Executive Exam.

For RNs who want to earn their MSN/MHA, but have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university, we offer the Nursing Bridge Program. Ask your enrollment representative for details.

Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn how our Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration degree program prepares you to enter this field.

What you'll learn



The MSN/MHA program is designed to provide nurses with a unique blend of advanced nursing and healthcare related business skills to manage in today’s evolving health care delivery systems. The program combines essential elements from both degree programs to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively examine and evaluate issues and trends impacting health care. The MSN/MHA program is designed for those nurses who want to pursue more advanced positions in today’s challenging health care environment. The program blends nursing theory and advanced practice concepts necessary to successful work within the structure, culture, and mission of any size health care organization or educational setting. The MSN curriculum focuses on linking content related to the role of the nurse leader, theory, and research utilization in practice.The MHA curriculum focuses on content related to finance, economics, policy, quality improvement, marketing, and strategic planning. In addition, students can complete course work in concepts related to gerontology, sustainability management, and health care informatics. Graduates will have enhanced their management/administrative backgrounds through a curriculum that provides students with the ability to apply theory to contemporary practice applications. Graduates are able to define their role within the health care system and understand how to make necessary changes to create a work environment which is team oriented and motivating to others. *Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202-887-6791


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Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

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How to customize your degree

Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

Individual courses are also available.

When you need graduate-level college credit for continuing education or professional development requirements, consider enrolling in an individual course. Many of the same courses offered in our degree programs are also available for individual enrollment. It's great way to "test-drive" the University and get all the same services and support we offer in our degree programs.

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How can I use my Military benefits?

Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.

The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program

With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.

Montgomery GI Bill

At University of Phoenix, you can apply your Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty, or your Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve benefits to your educational costs.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits. 

Active Duty Spouse Benefits

As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.

Benefits of this degree program

  • Learn from nurse leaders with advanced degrees and relevant nursing experience

    Every class is taught by a master's- or doctoral-prepared nursing professional. Our more than 800 faculty members average more than 5 years of teaching experience and 14 years of professional experience — many of them are in roles you aspire to, including Director of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer and nurse educator.

  • Experience the unparalleled ways we empower you to succeed

    Our intimate class sizes in the Division of Nursing average 14 students, allowing for dynamic, personal interaction with your classmates and instructors. To us, you’re more than just a face in a crowded lecture hall. That's why you also get a team of representatives that will be with you every step of the way until you graduate.

  • Enjoy a flexible education for ambitious learners

    Flexibility counts when your time is in demand. University of Phoenix gives you the option of learning online around your schedule and personal needs, or of attending classes once a week in one of our participating locations across the country.

  • Advance your nursing knowledge in a CCNE-accredited program

    Our BSN program meets national standards of quality, meaning you’ll learn the theories and skills you need to pursue more advanced positions in the nursing profession. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (

  • Find the academic and life resources you need to succeed

    You can find academic support through the Center for Mathematics Excellence, the Center for Writing Excellence and our University Library, which features 30,000 full-text books, 44,000 journals and more than 250 individual information repositories. You can also find life and career coaching, financial advice, daily living and counseling resources through our Life Resource Center.

  • Talk to dedicated nursing representatives

    Our specially-trained nursing representatives understand your needs and can help determine what program’s best for you.

Is this the right program for you?

Talk to a representative who specializes in the Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration degree to make sure this program fits your specific needs. You can also get to know University of Phoenix by checking out the Phoenix Prep Center.

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One of the nation's largest Nursing schools

For more than 30 years, our Division of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education. More than 46,000 Division of Nursing graduates chose to pursue their degrees here.

A real-world education

Our curricula — taught by faculty members who are MSN-prepared nurses — emphasize evidence-based practice, critical-thinking skills and leadership development.

Accredited programs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.