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Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Learn from the leader and transform your career. Walden is No. 1 in master’s in healthcare administration graduates 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.
  • Opt for the course-based format or our flexible, competency-based format designed to work around your busy schedule.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: January 6, 2020

Transfer Credits: Up to 25 credits

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In the general program—offered for both course-based and Tempo 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.


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.

More about our MHA program

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 advisor 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 an enrollment advisor today at 855-203-5779, 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?

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"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. Retrieved July 2018, using CIP code 51.0701 (Master’s degree – Health/Health Care Administration/Management)

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.