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Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery systems in your organization with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree. Read more

Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery systems in your organization with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree.

The U.S. healthcare system is experiencing a rapid transformation. With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an aging population, and emerging new technologies, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024 .*

Today’s healthcare industry employers require effective, visionary leaders who can help them respond to the needs of their communities while optimizing organizational performance and outcomes. Our fully online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program can put you at the forefront of the field and help you improve the experience of healthcare providers as well as patients.

Walden now offers two ways to earn your degree. With Tempo Learning® by Walden, you have the option to choose your learning experience depending on your learning style and preferences. Whether you want to study alongside classmates in a traditional course-based program or earn your degree at your pace, there’s an option for you to achieve your dreams.

As a leader in healthcare education, Walden is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students, the healthcare industry, and employers. The coursework in this online MHA degree program explores the latest trends and allows you to develop the professional competencies expected by top healthcare organizations:

  • Critical and creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Business and interpersonal communication
  • Strategic planning
  • Adaptability and collaboration
  • Change management

Taught by doctoral-level faculty, our online MHA degree program features curriculum with multimedia that lends a real-world perspective to your online learning experience.

With an online Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Walden, you can gain the skills and credentials needed to pursue healthcare leadership roles and make a difference in your organization and community.

Find detailed information for the general specialization of this program, or all other specializations of this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

MHA Degree Specializations

Our Master of Healthcare Administration program offers a General Program as well as three specializations to help you meet your personal and professional goals.

Career options

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) is expected to expand health insurance to an estimated 30–34 million people by 2018. In the wake of this and other sweeping reform initiatives, the industry needs healthcare management leaders who can bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the varied, complex challenges affecting both organizations and patients.

Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program focuses on the business skills desired by today’s industry employers while preparing you to be an effective practitioner in the post-PPACA environment. Earning your MHA from Walden can position you to pursue a variety of leadership roles in hospitals and other healthcare organizations, including:

  • Ambulatory surgery center director
  • Compliance or business operations director
  • Group practice administrator
  • Academic program or departmental administrator
  • Hospital or health services administrator
  • Assistant administrator
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Materials management director


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The M.H.A. program is offered by SPPH, Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Read more

General Information

The M.H.A. program is offered by SPPH, Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

The M.H.A. curriculum provides the educational and professional foundations for leadership in the health services field. It emphasizes analytical thinking and aims to provide graduates who are skilled professionals with in-depth applied administrative research tools. Graduates are expected to be capable of identifying and solving complex organizational and assessment problems in the health services sector.

What makes the program unique?

The M.H.A. has a professional executive focus and is taught in modular (1.5 credit) format: Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon, approximately one weekend per month. The full program takes two calendar years to complete while also allowing students to work full-time while completing their degree. Co-delivered by instructors from the Faculty of Medicine and the Sauder School of Business, students complete courses in health systems, policies and management to prepare them for a broad range of issues facing today's health care world. The program follows a cohort-based schedule and all 24 courses are required.

The M.H.A. program is delivered at UBC Robson Square located right in the heart of Vancouver’s business community. Our facilities are dedicated to creating the perfect learning environment and our classrooms are customized for interactive approaches with technical configurations to suit lectures and group discussions. Students in the MHA also receive fully-catered meals throughout their weekend classes, along with all textbooks and course materials, included in the program’s tuition.

Quick Facts

- Degree: Master of Health Administration
- Specialization: Health Administration
- Subject: Health and Medicine
- Mode of delivery: On campus
- Program components: Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
- Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

Master of Health Administration

The M.H.A. program is offered by SPPH, Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

The M.H.A. curriculum provides the educational and professional foundations for leadership in the health services field. It emphasizes analytical thinking and aims to provide graduates who are skilled professionals with in-depth applied administrative research tools. Graduates are expected to be capable of identifying and solving complex organizational and assessment problems in the health services sector.

The M.H.A. has a professional executive focus and is taught in modular (1.5 credit) format: Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon, approximately one weekend per month. The full program takes two calendar years to complete. All 24 courses are required, in addition to a 6-credit major Research Project (SPHA 590). The program is cohort-based and delivered at UBC Robson Square, and is therefore not available as a distance education or online option.

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UIW’s H-E-B School of Business & Administration's Master of Health Administration degree is a 21 month, 45-hour program designed for those seeking early career positions within the healthcare industry. Read more
UIW’s H-E-B School of Business & Administration's Master of Health Administration degree is a 21 month, 45-hour program designed for those seeking early career positions within the healthcare industry. It is ideal for those currently in the workforce as the courses are offered in the evenings. Built upon a foundation of 24 competencies critical to the managerial success of healthcare administration professionals, the Master of Health Administration degree will provide students with a health systems perspective built upon an understanding of health and disease, as well as the economic and social factors that influence the industry.

Courses focus on and integrate managerial responsibilities, functions, and roles related to human resources management, budgeting and financial decision making, legal and ethical issues, quality and continuous improvement, information management, marketing, health policy and strategic thinking within the context of the healthcare industry. In addition, students are provided a wide range of opportunities to gain real world healthcare experience

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Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on healthcare delivery systems with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program through Tempo Learning®, a custom-paced online format for working professionals. Read more

Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on healthcare delivery systems with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program through Tempo Learning®, a custom-paced online format for working professionals.

Today’s healthcare industry employers require effective, visionary leaders who can respond to community needs while optimizing organizational performance and outcomes. In fact, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024.* Our Master of Healthcare Administration curriculum was built based on input from industry leaders, ensuring that what you learn in your program will be applicable immediately in your career.

With our fully online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, you will be at the forefront of meeting the demand for effective, visionary healthcare leaders—and you will develop skills and knowledge you can apply immediately to advance your career in this rapidly changing field.

This custom-paced online program allows you to learn and advance on your own schedule. Walden faculty engage proactively with you on each competency, sharing their expertise to ensure you gain the knowledge needed to impact your career. In addition, your real-life experience and prior knowledge can be used to demonstrate what you already know and potentially accelerate your progress to save time and money.

In addition, we offer a course-based option if that’s a better fit for your career and lifestyle.

Master of Healthcare Administration (Competency-Based) Curriculum

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program is delivered through Tempo Learning®, a competency-based education experience. This means that rather than progressing toward your degree course by course, you prove your knowledge by completing competencies.

Competencies are skills, knowledge, and abilities that students use to demonstrate their progress. For each degree, a series of competencies that students need to be successful in for their careers is identified. By completing all the competencies included within a degree program, students demonstrate that they have acquired skills and knowledge specifically identified by leaders in their field, and are able to apply them immediately in their work lives.

Mastery of competencies is proven through a variety of assessments, such as selected responses, short answers, or work products.

The Master of Healthcare Administration program competencies are grouped within areas of expertise.

Career Outlook

In the wake of sweeping reform initiatives, there is a growing need for healthcare management leaders who can bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the varied, complex challenges affecting both organizations and patients.

Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program focuses on the business skills desired by today’s industry employers while preparing you to be an effective practitioner. The Tempo Learning® curriculum was developed in partnership with industry leaders and employers, who identified the most desirable skills and knowledge needed to serve as an effective leader in the industry—skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately, while still enrolled in your degree program.

Earning your MHA from Walden can position you to pursue a variety of leadership roles in hospitals and other healthcare organizations, including:

  • Ambulatory surgery center director
  • Compliance or business operations director
  • Group practice administrator
  • Academic program or departmental administrator
  • Hospital or health services administrator
  • Assistant administrator
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Materials management director
  • Director of business functions such as marketing, operations, and planning
  • Health information manager
  • Director of managed care
  • Director of managed care business development
  • Director of patient access
  • Medical and health services manager

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022.*



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The course will enable you to develop their knowledge, skills and values in mental health practices in order to enhance your capabilities within your own areas of expertise. Read more

The course will enable you to develop their knowledge, skills and values in mental health practices in order to enhance your capabilities within your own areas of expertise. The course is designed to enable mental health professionals to develop and demonstrate practice in accordance with the published requirements of external professional, statutory and regulatory bodies in order to act as Approved Mental Health Professionals.

Please complete and upload the agency reference form when completing your application.

What happens on the course?

The course covers the legislation and policy underpinning the AMHP role, including a module on the Mental Health Act (1983). Candidates will also critically appraise other aspects of essential knowledge, such as models of mental distress, interventions and cultural competence.

Why Wolverhampton?

In 2012 the General Social Care Council inspected the course and spoke with candidates, employers and service users and carers. Employers said they were confident in the way the course is designed, their views were taken into account and the partnership with the academic team was strong. The course team strive to respond to the needs of individual students and to foster a positive learning environment.

Career path

Approved Mental Health Professionals undertake a range of duties under the Mental Health Act 1983. The Code of Practice to Mental Health Act (1983) states that local authorities should ensure that sufficient AMHPs are available to carry out their functions under the Act and that a 24-hour service is available.

A local authority will approve an AMHP to act on behalf of the authority and will only do so if satisfied that the applicant has appropriate competence in dealing with mentally disordered people (MHA 1983 s114(3)). This can be demonstrated by successful completion of the course.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical and analytical knowledge and understanding of medical, social and psychological perspectives in mental health practices, including clear reference to service user and carer perspectives and cultural competence
  2. Demonstrate critical and analytical knowledge and understanding of the legal and policy context of mental health practice
  3. Demonstrate critical and analytical knowledge and understanding of evidence-based practice
  4. Demonstrate critical and analytical knowledge and understanding of values-based practice and ability to recognise and resolve complex ethical dilemmas
  5. Demonstrate the ability to deal with complex and unpredictable issues systematically
  6. Demonstrate practice competence as determined by published requirements for AMHP approval.


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