Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Learn from the leader and transform your career. Walden is one of the top granters of healthcare administration master's degrees in the U.S.*

In a rapidly changing U.S. healthcare climate, healthcare administration graduates are in demand. Make a meaningful impact on the industry’s future with an MHA degree from Walden.

In this program, you can:

  • Gain the insights and skills to drive the transition to value-based healthcare and disease prevention.
  • Choose from the General Program or four specializations to focus your MHA on your professional interests and goals.
  • Choose the traditional Course-based learning or our flexible, Tempo Competency-based Learning format, designed to work around your busy schedule.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: June 27, 2022

Transfer Credits: Up to 25 credits

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In the general program—offered for both Course-based and Tempo Competency-based Learning—you will examine and analyze the latest theories, technologies, and strategies in the field.

Our relevant curriculum integrates multimedia and case studies to help you develop the advanced business skills that today’s healthcare employers need.
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.
Become the leader you’ve always wanted to be. Expand your own ideas for effecting positive social change while learning critical leadership and practical skills such as grant writing and generating resources.
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

Choose the learning path that fits your life and experience. Here are the two ways to earn your degree:

Two ways to learn
Course-Based LearningThe standard, guided pace to earn your degree. Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace ideal for some students.
Structured schedule Time Flexible schedule
Deadlines to make steady progress Pace Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Pay by the course Tuition All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Support Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Tuition Savings and Financial Aid*
Two ways to learn
Course-Based LearningThe standard, guided pace to earn your degree Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace ideal for some students.
Structured schedule Flexible Schedule
Deadlines to make steady progress Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Pay by the course All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Tuition Savings and Financial Aid*

*May not be available for all degree programs.

More about our MHA program

Walden’s online master’s in healthcare administration program empowers you to forge your own path to your degree. Choose the option that best fits your schedule, budget, and individual learning style.

Course-Based: Earn your degree by focusing on one class at a time through guided instruction and pay per credit/course.

Competency-Based: Earn your degree at your own pace and pay an all-you-can-learn subscription fee. Apply your existing knowledge to potentially accelerate your progress.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for medical and health services managers are expected to grow 20% through 2026. Walden’s online MHA program offers you the potential for substantial career growth. Depending on your specialization, you can pursue career roles such as:

  • Ambulatory surgery center director
  • Compliance or business operations director
  • Group practice administrator
  • Group practices
  • Academic program or departmental administrator
  • Hospital or health services administrator
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 specialist will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application and continuing all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with a Walden Enrollment Specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.

Our Enrollment Specialists 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?

"I chose Walden University because many of my colleagues were alumni. They highly recommended Walden for the working professional who seeks outstanding professor engagement throughout all courses."

Jimmy Watson | B.S. in Health Studies Graduate and Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Student

*Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) IPEDS database from 2013-2019. Based on the most recent year of completions survey data available, using CIP code 51.0701 "Master's degree - Health/Health Care Administration/Management" for Master's degree (Award level 7). Available at (Retrieved July 2021; may consist of or include provisional release data.)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.

Enrollment Restrictions by State

Walden currently cannot enroll residents of the following states/districts into the Master of Healthcare Administration program: Wisconsin.


A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

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