Online Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration (MHA)

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Program at a Glance
  • Develop administrative, ethical, and professional skills to pursue health care leadership positions.
  • Prepare to handle complex new developments in technology, economics, ethics, finance, policy, and management.
  • Earn your MHA degree 100% online while meeting the demands of your career.
COURSE EFFORT 12–15 Hours per Week
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

What Is an MHA Degree?

With America's health care system constantly evolving, management of this shifting landscape requires professionals with special knowledge, insight, and problem-solving skills. Equip yourself to meet the challenge with a master’s degree in health care administration.

The Master of Health Care Administration emphasizes advanced knowledge and skills as well as overall concepts, values, research methods, and applications relevant to the health care field. Coursework is focused on preparing you to:

  • Compare theoretical health care principles essential to leadership positions.
  • Design effective strategies based on leadership and management concepts within the health care industry.
  • Assess the impact of economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law on health care administration.
  • Develop policies and programs to address health care industry concerns.
  • Analyze statistical and financial methods in order to evaluate health care practices.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Courses Taught by Highly Respected Faculty

Learn from professors who are experienced health care professionals. Purdue Global's curriculum is regularly reviewed by experienced industry experts, ensuring our graduates are well-prepared for today's challenges.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit or call 800-621-7440.

Career Opportunities

Effective leadership in the industry can help improve management structures and find solutions to unique challenges facing individuals and communities. Purdue Global's master's in health care administration is designed to prepare graduates for leadership and management positions in governmental, nonprofit, public, and private organizations.

Some career titles associated with an MHA degree include*:

  • Medical office manager
  • Practice manager
  • Intake coordinator
  • Patient coordinator
  • Contract administrator
  • Payroll coordinator
  • Program manager
  • Administrator (medical)
  • Department manager (medical)

Practice-Focused Capstone

This online master's degree program culminates in the successful completion of a practice-focused capstone project that allows you to apply what you've learned to a challenging, real-world problem or issue under the mentorship of a faculty advisor.

Courses in the Master of Health Care Administration teach you to apply principles of health care administration to develop administrative, ethical, and professional skills.

Sample Courses
  • Organizational Development for Health Care
  • Health Care Financial Management
  • Health Care Operations and Quality Assessment
  • Community Health Assessment
  • Health Information Management and Assessment
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits52
  • Total Credits52

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Maine residents will pay $420.00 per credit for all graduate programs, with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.