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Master of Health Administration

online mha degree

Master of Health Administration

Master's degree

17 months

Approximate Program Length

36

Total Credits

$698

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Dec 28, 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 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

1

Course at a time

6

Weeks per course

8

Courses per year

Master of Health Administration program requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree or higher from a college or university with approved institutional accreditation, or that is a candidate for accreditation, or comparable undergraduate bachelor's degree or higher earned at a recognized foreign institution or a graduate degree or higher from an ABA accredited institution (i.e- JD, LLB, LLM). If the institution became accredited while the student was attending, a minimum of 75% of the coursework taken toward the degree must have been completed while the institution was accredited or during the candidacy period.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all coursework listed on the degree posted transcript at the same level as the conferred degree (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral) is required for admission.
  • A minimum equivalent of three (3) years of full-time, post-high school professional work experience within the past ten years.
  • All applicants must be currently employed or have access to a suitable work environment for the completion of course assignments.

Download MHA Competency Model

Schedule

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Affordable, Fixed Tuition

$698

Cost per credit

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

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

Enrollment representatives are ready to help

Need some help?

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

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

You might also want to check out:

Master of Health Administration (Competency-Based)

 

Graduate Health Care Informatics Certificate

 

Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership
 

Graduate Health Care Compliance and Privacy Certificate

 

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Master of Health Administration degree

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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.