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Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

New! Competency-based option available.

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

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Walden's MHA program now offers two ways to complete your degree. Choose from our traditional course-based option, or our new competency-based format, Tempo Learning®.

This unique option allows you to:

  • Set your schedule, learning when and how works best for you
  • Use your work experience to speed your progress
  • Control your cost through a subscription-based model

Which Option is Right For You?

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

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Courses, Admissions, and Financial Aid

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Examine topics such as Healthcare Funding in the U.S., Global Health Issues, and more.

Focus on topics such as Analyzing Policies from Diverse Perspectives, Legal Requirements and Ethics, and more.

Dive deep into topics such as Organizational Structure, Conflict Management, and more.

Increase your understanding of topics such as Process Improvement and Quality, Protecting Patient Data, and more.

Enhance your expertise on topics such as Economic Concepts in the Healthcare Industry, Strategic Planning, and more.

Explore healthcare leadership and organizational trends, theories, and concepts. Courses emphasize the development of essential skills for effectively addressing organizational and population needs.

In this course-based specialization, you will gain deeper insight into population health essentials such as coordinated care and disease management.

Learn about issues facing the population health industry such as reducing inefficiencies and close gaps in the delivery of healthcare, socioeconomic factors of disease, new care-delivery structures, data analytics, and determining community and population health needs.

Build the core competencies and specialized professional and career skills you need to lead and manage complex, population-based healthcare initiatives and programs and drive healthcare innovations that produce measurable clinical and economic values.

Gain a solid grasp of systems and policy theories an in-depth look at the healthcare system and policy reform that is transforming the 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.
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  • With Walden's Tempo Learning (competency-based) option, you can apply what you already know to complete your degree at your pace. Walden faculty proactively engage Tempo Learning students on each competency by sharing their expertise to clarify concepts and providing detailed and prompt feedback to ensure you gain the knowledge needed to impact your career.

To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 8552031384.

More about our MHA program

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.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this 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.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this 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.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your MHA at Walden?

Jimmy Watson

"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