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

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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 MHCA degree 100% online while meeting the demands of your career.
COURSE EFFORT 12–15 Hours per Week
How Do I Get Started?

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

What Is an MHCA 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 by earning a master’s degree in health care administration online.

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. Our MHCA degree includes coursework 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.

Student Success

“I'm honored to have attended Purdue Global. I recommend the school to anyone who wants to be challenged and who is looking for a flexible online program that provides hands-on learning.”

Erica Fuller*
Master of Health Care Administration

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Speaking
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Active Listening
  4. Coordination
  5. Judgement and Decision Making

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.

Courses Taught by Highly Respected Faculty

In our online master's degree program, you'll learn from professors who are experienced health care professionals. Purdue Global's curriculum is reviewed by industry experts, ensuring graduates are well-prepared for today's challenges.

Practice-Focused Capstone

The program culminates in the successful completion of a capstone project that allows you to apply what you've learned to a challenging real-world problem or issue.

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
  • Health Care Law and Ethics
  • Health Information Management and Assessment
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits44
  • Elective Credits8
  • Total Credits52

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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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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 48% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 264 Faculty publications in 2019–2020
student at desk icon More Than 45,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2019–2020

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2020. 2019–2020 academic year.

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*This testimonial was obtained by Purdue University Global. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individual; student experiences may vary.