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Master's degree

Master of Health Administration (Competency-Based)

12 months

Approximate Program Length

36

Total Credits

$300

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Sep 8, 2021

Make an impact on the business side of healthcare. From marketing and IT to policy and economics, our Master of Health Administration (Competency-Based) is designed to equip you with 36 key skills to help you shape your healthcare facility from the top down.

Self-governed, with the assistance of your instructor, this program is designed for working professionals who have a bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in a healthcare environment. To be successful in the program, you’ll also need strong organizational and time management skills.

What is competency-based education?

CBE degree programs emphasize the mastery of skills and proficiency requirements for specific fields, industries and jobs. The application of that theory through projects and assignments allows students to demonstrate their understanding of the curricular components in an outcome that can yield a tangible result. You’ll take approximately four courses every 16 weeks, moving through the content with the completion of authentic assessments evaluated by your instructor.

This program gives you even more flexibility to balance school around your life. More importantly, it means every competency you master doesn’t just bring you closer to graduation — it's another skill you can use in the workplace.

  • Develop the leadership skills needed to enhance your career

  • Use data to reduce cost and improve the quality of patient care

  • Navigate the world of healthcare mergers and acquisitions

  • Respond quickly to changes in the healthcare sector

  • Use data to address the Triple Aim (cost/quality of care, health of populations, patient-centrism)

Courses

4

Courses at a time

16

Weeks per course

12

Courses per year

Note: This program includes additional admissions requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree or higher
  • Three years of relevant experience within the past 10 years in a healthcare environment 

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Health Administration (Competency-Based).

What you'll learn

When you earn your online degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Planning for your organization’s future
  • Leading with authenticity
  • Strategic development
  • Building relationships with stakeholders
  • Sustainability

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Health Administration (Competency-Based)?

An MHA-CB can help prepare you to be a:

  • Health manager
  • Practice administrator
  • Health information management director
18 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028. 

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$300

Cost per credit

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Accreditation & Faculty

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Programmatic accreditation

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), 6110 Executive Blvd, Suite 614, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-298-1820.

Faculty fast facts

26

Average years of industry experience

32

Directors of Services

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.