Build a career at the forefront of the dynamic healthcare industry and develop the skills that today's employers are seeking.

Walden's MHA program now offers two ways to learn. Choose from our traditional course-based option, or our new competency-based format, Tempo Learning™. This unique option allows you to:

  • Accomplish your education goals on your schedule.
  • Demonstrate what you already know from your experience.
  • Save time and money—set your price by setting your pace.

Which Option is Right For You?

Contact us today to discuss the benefits of each option—course-based vs. competency-based. They will provide information for both options regarding start dates, program duration, transfer of credit, tuition-savings opportunities, and more.

With Walden's MHA program, you can focus your studies on a specialization that fits your professional goals. Explore our specializations for the competency-based and course-based options below.

  • Financial Management and Strategic Planning (Competency-based only)

    As part of our competency-based option for the MHA program, you will complete competencies focused on topics such as Economic Concepts in the Healthcare Industry, Strategic Planning, and more.

  • Leadership and Organizational Development (Course-based only)

    In this course-based specialization, you will explore healthcare leadership and organizational trends, theories, and concepts. Courses emphasize the development of essential leadership skills that can prepare you to effectively address organizational and population needs.

  • Systems and Policy (Course-based only)

    In this course-based specialization, you will gain a solid grasp of systems and policy theories and learn to think critically about the big picture. Take an in-depth look at recent healthcare system and policy reform that is transforming the health and medical services delivery landscape.

Two Ways to Learn

Regardless of which learning option you choose—course-based or competency-based—you will benefit from our relevant and engaging curriculum that will allow you to gain the perspectives and practical tools needed to address the challenges facing healthcare organizations and the communities they serve. Additional highlights:

  • You will learn from doctorally prepared faculty with real-world experience in the healthcare administration field.
  • Our curriculum includes unique multimedia, case studies, and other coursework components that lend a real-world dimension to your learning experience.
  • With Walden's Tempo Learning (competency-based) option, you can apply what you already know to your course learnings. Complete the program at your pace—completing competencies quickly on what you already know, and taking your time on newer concepts.

To speak with an enrollment advisor about which option is right for you, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.


More about our MHA program

  • Career Options

    Prepare for management and leadership positions in healthcare organizations and departments, including:*

    • Academic programs or departments
    • Ambulatory surgery centers
    • Compliance or business operations
    • Group practices
    • Hospitals or health services centers
    • Managed care facilities
    • Materials management
    • Medical and health services departments
    • Nursing homes

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into the MHA program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the MHA program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your MHA at Walden?

  • Tempo Learning

    Competency-based learning—the faster you go, the less you pay.

  • Global Perspective

    Join a community of students and faculty with diverse backgrounds and experience.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.



“What surprised me most about my Walden experience was the ease of completing my degree while working full time."

Jimmy Watson | MHA student, BS in Health Studies graduate