Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Build essential business skills and help lead the way forward in the field of healthcare.

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:

  • Save with our New Believe & Achieve Scholarship™: When you choose the course-based MHA format, receive your final courses tuition-free. Save up to $5,100.2

  • Gain the insights and skills to drive the transition to value-based healthcare and disease prevention.
  • Choose the General Program or the Leadership and Organizational Development specialization to focus your MHA on your professional interests and goals.
  • Choose the traditional course-based learning or our flexible, Tempo Learning® competency-based format, designed to work around your busy schedule.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: October 9, 2023

Transfer Credits: Up to 25 credits

Request Free Information

Take the next step. We are here to help. Fill out the form and we will contact you to provide information about furthering your education.

Academic Interests
Contact Information

By submitting this form, I agree to receive emails, text messages, telephone calls, and prerecorded messages from or on behalf of Walden University and its affiliates as listed in the Privacy Policy regarding furthering my education. I understand that such calls, emails, and messages may be sent using automated technology. You may opt out at any time. Please view our Privacy Policy or Contact Us for more details. To request information without consenting, please call 844-977-8323.


In the General Program—offered for both course-based and Tempo Learning competency-based format—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. This specialization is offered in the course-based format only.

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 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 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 28% through 2031.3 An MHA can academically prepare you to pursue career options such as:

  • Clinical director
  • Health information manager
  • Nurse manager
  • Mental health program manager
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Program Admission Considerations: All specializations require a bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping you identify and leverage opportunities to save money on your education. Get in touch with an Enrollment Specialist today at 888-968-5331 to learn more.
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?

"Pursuing a degree from Walden is a commitment to efficiency and quality in healthcare."

Perry Ishmael Peralta ’16 | Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

1Based on the Tempo Learning® format, Believe & Achieve Scholarship, and the fastest pace of our top 25% transfer students in this program in the Tempo Learning format. Your actual total program time and costs will depend on your individual pace and transfer credits. A student’s pace is usually determined by their experience, ability to work independently, and availability. Believe & Achieve Scholarship savings based on current tuition. For details on the Believe & Achieve Scholarship, visit

2Walden's Believe & Achieve Scholarship™ is available for new students starting on February 6, 2023, and later. For a full list of eligible programs and details on award amounts and eligibility visit Tuition-free coursework must be applied to the final courses in the program of enrollment prior to graduation.

3Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical and Health Services Managers

4A 10% tuition reduction combined with Walden’s Believe & Achieve Scholarship is available for new students who are service members, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the Veterans Administration who enroll in programs eligible for the Believe & Achieve Scholarship. For programs not eligible for Walden’s Believe & Achieve Scholarship, the tuition reduction is 15% for the life of the program. This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a service member, veteran, or employee of the Veterans Administration. 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. It may not be combined with other tuition reductions, unless specified in another offer.