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College of Health Professions

Online master's healthcare degrees

College of Health Professions

Online master's healthcare degrees

Healthcare is growing — so should you.

Whether you have healthcare experience or not, our master’s healthcare degrees can help prepare you for the increasing number of management roles available in this booming industry.

Coursework in our master’s programs is aligned to the American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE) standards. And the Master of Health Administration degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). That means, you’ll gain skills and credentials to take on the business side of healthcare confidently.

The good news is, you can do it all 100% online in 6-week courses, giving you the flexibility to start school any time of the year and finish on your schedule.

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Find the master's healthcare degree for you

36-58

The number of credits required to complete a master’s healthcare degree with UOPX.

1 - 2.5

years

The time range to complete a master’s healthcare degree with UOPX.

< 1

year

Complete your Competency-based Master of Health Administration in less than a year and under $11k.

Skills you’ll develop with core master’s healthcare degree courses

MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 

  • Health Administration
  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Strategic Planning

MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION - COMPETENCY BASED

  • Health Administration
  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Strategic Planning

MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION/ MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (DUAL DEGREE)

  • Health Administration
  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Strategic Planning

MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION IN HEALTH CARE COMPLIANCE & PRIVACY

  • Create compliance and privacy practices for diverse healthcare organizations
  • Build skills needed for compliance and privacy roles within healthcare
  • Evaluate ethical issues concerning compliance and privacy practices in your industry
  • Use data to address the Triple Aim (cost/quality of care, health of populations, patient-centrism)

MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN HEALTH INFORMATICS

  • Use data to address the Triple Aim (cost/quality of care, health of populations, patient-centrism)
  • Manage data privacy
  • Measure organizational performance
  • Analyze data to inform decision-making
  • Track employee productivity, morale, and safety

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH WITH A CONCENTRATION IN COMMUNITY HEALTH LEADERSHIP 

  • Assess and advocate for the health needs of communities
  • Analyze data related to the health of a target community
  • Mobilize and engage community stakeholders
  • Plan, design, implement and evaluate community health programs

Outlook for workers with a master's healthcare degree

BLS CATEGORY: Medical and Health Services Managers

JOB GROWTH: 28%

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

JOB TITLES:

  • Health Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Health Information Management Director

BLS CATEGORY: Medical and Health Services Managers

JOB GROWTH: 28%

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

JOB TITLES:

  • Health Information Management Director
  • Health Manager
  • Practice Administrator

BLS CATEGORY: Medical and Health Services Managers

JOB GROWTH: 28%

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

JOB TITLES:

  • Health Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Health Information Management Director

BLS CATEGORY: Medical and Health Services Managers

JOB GROWTH: 28%

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

JOB TITLES:

  • Software Developer
  • Software Development Engineer 

BLS CATEGORY: Management Occupations

JOB GROWTH: 28%

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

JOB TITLES:

  • Health Information Management Director
  • Health Manager

BLS CATEGORY: Health Educators and Community Health Workers

JOB GROWTH: 12%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for health educators and community health workers is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

JOB TITLES:

  • Public Health Administrator
  • Public Health Program Manager
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Public Health Officer
  • Community Health Program Coordinator

Master’s healthcare degree course requirements

Master of Health Administration 

You’ll take 12 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills for a healthcare environment. These core courses include topics like: ethical marketing, informatics, leadership, policy and governance, and more.

Competency-based Master of Health Administration

You’ll take 12 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills for a healthcare environment. These core courses include topics like: ethical marketing, informatics, leadership, policy and governance, and more.

Master of Health Administration/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree

You’ll take 20 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills for a healthcare environment. These core courses include topics like: ethical marketing, entrepreneurship, informatics, leading change, policy and governance, strategic management and more.

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

You’ll take 15 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills for a healthcare environment. These core courses include topics like: ethical marketing, compliance foundations and leadership, corrective action, policy and governance, and more.

Master of Health Administration with a concentration in Informatics 

You’ll take 14 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills for a healthcare environment. These core courses include topics like: data management and design, ethical marketing, informatics, leading change, systems lifecycle and thinking, and more.

Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership

You’ll take 9 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills for a healthcare environment. These core courses include topics like: community health leadership, communications and advocacy, environmental occupational health management, public health policy and more.

Add a certificate to your online master's healthcare degree

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Tuition and financial aid

Affordable, locked-in tuition

GRADUATE: $698 Tuition cost per credit; $300 per credit for MBA Competency-based

Cost per credit applies to all master's degrees.

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Ways to pay — and save. Explore your options.

From scholarships to transfer credits and federal financial aid for those who qualify, there are a variety of ways to pay for school and save on tuition. 

Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid is money from the U.S. Department of Education to help you pay for your college tuition and expenses.

Military or Veteran Benefits

See if you qualify to use veterans’ education benefits or tuition assistance to help pay for school.

Scholarships

Starting with your first course, every new qualifying student will be awarded one of our scholarships.

Employer Tuition Discounts

Check if your employer provides tuition assistance, benefits, or reimbursement programs toward your degree.

Student Experience

Keith D.

“I received the gift of confidence, and the realization that my dream to get a degree in the healthcare management field was possible.”

—Keith Davies 
BSHA, 2016

 

Over 1 million alumni have earned their degrees while balancing work, school and life. So can you. 

Manage Time with Flexible Courses

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How to apply for your master’s healthcare degree program

Once you’ve selected your degree program, choose your start date from our calendar, apply for free and register before the deadline (usually one week before the program starts). Then you'll speak to an enrollment representative to begin class.

  • No application fee — no obligation!
  • No SAT, GMAT or essay required
  • No out-of-state tuition
Apply for your master's degree online

Experienced faculty

University of Phoenix has experienced faculty

Learn from accomplished, real-world faculty members who lead in the fields they teach. Our instructors go through a careful vetting process before joining our faculty ranks. They include industry leaders who encourage, challenge, and inspire our students. And with a student-faculty ratio of 32:1*, you’ll get the attention you need.

*This is a University-wide ratio, the College of Health Professions student-faculty ratio may vary.

Accreditation

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

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FAQs about master's healthcare degree

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The program length for our traditional master’s programs ranges from 1 - 2.5 years. However, your time to completion will be impacted by other factors, including eligible transfer credits and any breaks in your studies at the University. With our competency-based Master of Health Administration degree, you can leverage relevant work experience and skills to earn your degree in less than a year.

  • Master of Health Administration: program length 17 months
  • Competency based Master of Health Administration: program length 12 months
  • Master of Health Administration/ Master of Business Administration Dual Degree: program length 2.5 years
  • Master of Health Administration with a concentration in Health Care Compliance & Privacy: program length 21 months
  • Master of Health Administration with a concentration in Informatics: program length 20 months
  • Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership: program length 19 months

 

Having a master’s degree has become an increasingly important way to gain the knowledge and critical skills today's workers need to stay competitive in growing fields like healthcare. The US Bureau of Labor Statics projects that that job growth for medical and health services managers are expected to grow faster than average — that’s 28% between 2021 and 2031.* So if you’re looking to build knowledge and career-relevant skills, an online master’s degree in healthcare could help.

*The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Yes! University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) since 1978. Additionally, our Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Yes, you can choose from these graduate healthcare certificate options:

 

1.     Post Master’s Certificate in Healthcare Administration

2.     Graduate Healthcare Informatics Certificate

3.     Graduate Healthcare Compliance & Privacy Certificate

 

Yes, you can transfer eligible credits if the college you attended is an accredited institution.