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Master's degree

Master of Health Administration

17 months

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Register by: Jun 29, 2022

Make an impact on the business side of patient care — and shape your healthcare facility from the top down. With our Master of Health Administration (MHA), you’ll gain a wide range of skills and knowledge — from marketing and IT to policy and economics. Designed to fit into the lives of busy working adults, this degree program can be completed online in short, manageable, 6-week courses.

  • Health Administration

  • Business Management

  • Communications

  • Leadership

  • Professionalism

  • Strategic Planning

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A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

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Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for an online Master of Health Administration.

What you'll learn

When you earn your master’s in health administration online, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

You'll learn how to:


  • Evaluate industry and organizational dynamics in the healthcare environment.
  • Generate core business strategies based on innovative concepts developed in the program.
  • Construct strategic relationships with diverse stakeholders across the health sector to achieve business objectives with a current or desired employer.
  • Develop a leadership identity that reflects traits required in complex healthcare environments.
  • Produce a personal legacy that fosters investment in people and the community to drive the future of health care.
  • Foster the ability to create and execute operational improvement plans that address transformation, communication, and execution elements within the sector.


Specialize Your Degree

Master of Health Administration with a concentration in Informatics

Prepare for leadership opportunities and gain the skills to use information and data to help improve patient and provider outcomes.

Master of Health Administration with a concentration in Health Care Compliance and Privacy

Equip yourself with the skills to navigate the healthcare laws, rules and regulations designed to help keep patients and providers safe. 

Master of Health Administration / Master of Business Administration

With this dual-degree, gain an in-depth understanding of healthcare systems and the business practices that help them run smoothly.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a master’s in health administration?

An MHA can help prepare you to be a:

  • Health information management director
  • Health manager
  • Practice administrator
32 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2020 and 2030.

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.


Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.


Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school.  Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), PO Box 911, Spring House, PA 19477,

Real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience


Directors of Services

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

I’m the grittiest person. And so are our students.”

Christopher Wilson

Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Health Professions


Frequently asked questions about the Master of Health Administration degree

An MHA degree prepares you for high growth career opportunities including: 

  • Medical and Health Services Managers median salary $73-131k.*
  • Software Development and Applications, median salary $74-122k.*
  • Health Educators, median salary $36-70k.*

* Salary ranges reflect the 25th- 75th percentile for the occupation in Arizona, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

An MHA degree graduate has the potential to earn $73–131k* for jobs like medical and health service managers, software and development applications and health educators.

*Salary ranges reflect the 25th-75th percentile for the occupation in Arizona, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

A master’s degree in healthcare administration prepares you for roles in the growing healthcare industry including: 

  • Medical and Health Services Managers 32% growth
    (Much faster than average growth).

  • Software Developers, Applications 22% growth
    (Much faster than average growth).

  • Health Educators 17% growth
    (Much faster than average growth).*

*Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

A master’s in healthcare administration prepares you for high growth career opportunities including:

  • Medical and Health Services Managers $79-143k.*
  • Software Development and Applications, $79-125k.*
  • Health Educators, $50-78k.*

* Salary ranges reflect the 25th- 75th percentile for the occupation in Arizona, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.