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Master of Health Administration (Competency based-CB)

online mha degree

Master of Health Administration (Competency based-CB)

Master's degree

12 months

Approximate Program Length

36

Total Credits

$300

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Feb 22, 2023

Complete in less than 12 months and for under $11,000.

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?

  • Health Administration

  • Business Management

  • Communications

  • Leadership

  • Professionalism

  • Strategic Planning

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A degree built around 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.

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

Skills-aligned program

Courses

Courses

4

Course at a time

16

Weeks per course

12

Courses per year

  • An undergraduate degree or higher from an accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Three years of leadership or management experience within the past 10 years in a healthcare environment

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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.

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.

Mission

The Master of Health Administration prepares early- to mid-careerists in the health sector, who desire to pursue a degree while employed, with the competencies necessary to grow professionally, facilitate cross-system transformation of the sector as driven by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim, and engage with their communities.

Vision

Creating a new type of health sector leader who is authentic, transparent, and creative – who thinks critically and with agility, comfortable at the intersection of industry expertise and academic scholarship.

Careers & Outcomes

Careers & Outcomes

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

An MHA can help prepare you to be a:

  • Health information management director
  • Health manager
  • Practice administrator

28%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

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Career opportunities in healthcare management are on the rise


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.

You'll have a team of advisors at University of Phoenix

Tuition

Tuition

Paying for school

Tuition Guarantee

locked-in tuition

$300

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Accreditation & Faculty

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,
301-298-1820.

Accredited since November 2019.

Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

26

Directors of Services
 

85%

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Christopher Wilson

Faculty Spotlight

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

Christopher Wilson
Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Health Professions

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*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.