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Master of Health Care Administration (MHA)

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With America’s health care system undergoing dramatic changes, the management of this shifting landscape now requires professionals with special knowledge, insight, and problem-solving skills. Medical and health services managers must be prepared to handle complex new developments in technology, economics, ethics, finance, policy, and management. Purdue Global’s curriculum is regularly reviewed by experienced industry experts, ensuring our Master of Health Care Administration (MHA degree) graduates are well-prepared for professional challenges they may meet in their careers.

Purdue Global master’s in health care administration can prepare graduates for leadership and management positions in governmental, nonprofit, public and private organizations. The rising costs and shifting accessibility of quality health care are critical issues to individuals and organizations nationwide. Effective leadership in the industry can help improve management structures and find solutions to unique challenges facing individuals and communities.

Master of Health Care Administration Program Highlights

The program is designed to help you:

  • 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.
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

With a Master of Health Care Administration from Purdue Global, you may be prepared to pursue a wide range of leadership and management positions including*:

  • Health services manager
  • Health services project administrator
  • Managed-care facility manager

Our online MHA program may also provide you with a solid foundation for the pursuit of additional academic degrees.

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How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.


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What Courses Will I Take?

Courses in the Master of Health Care Administration teach you to apply principles of health care administration to develop administrative, ethical, and professional skills. Your program will culminate with a capstone course that builds upon all the courses taken in the program. Courses include:

  • Health Care Financial Management
  • Leadership in Health Care
  • Health Law
  • Health Care Operations and Quality Assessment
  • Community Health Assessment
  • Health Care Marketing
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits52
  • Total Credits52

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$485.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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

The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.