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Master Online

Health Administration

La Trobe University

24 months
27600 AUD/year
27600 AUD/year
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Get ready to lead the way in healthcare. Manage health services, staff, research or even digital transformation in the sector when you study a Master of Health Administration at La Trobe University. Gain the specific business knowledge you need to succeed in the challenging health industry. You'll study 100% online with a top-ranked university, and you can graduate in just one year*. Learn more.

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The online Master of Health Administration from La Trobe University  covers the key skills set out by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).

Some subjects are also recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) for the Fellowship Training Program in medical administration.

Designed to fit around full-time work and busy lives, this 100% online course offers you the flexibility you need at a university that's rated in the top 1% worldwide.  Study when it suits you and graduate in just one year.

You'll study subjects in ethics, finance, research, management and more with a focus on the specific needs of the healthcare industry. You gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance your career. 

Subjects are designed to help you become a standout leader with superior skills in project management, process development, strategic thinking and data interpretation. 

You’ll develop leadership skills with a focus on resiliency, ethical thinking, emotional intelligence and flexibility.

Explore your options for research and projects or choose a specialisation in public health. Consider expanding your skill set with a dual course in Master of Health Administration and Master of Public Health, where you'll layer public health and healthcare business knowledge.

According to the 2019 Australian Government Employment Projections, the number of jobs for health managers is expected to grow 18.6% by 2024.

Once you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • advance your career into leadership and management positions in general management
  • pursue specialist roles in areas such as project management, quality management or the management of a health profession
  • improve healthcare outcomes through project management, process development or interpreting health data
  • use new skills in resilience; strategic, flexible and ethical thinking; emotional intelligence and goal setting to stand out as a leader.

*12 month completion applies to students entering with a cognate bachelors and honours year 


  • This course covers the core competencies outlined by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). It helps you become a skilled expert with the confidence and knowledge for the leadership role you want.
  • Some subjects are also recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) for the Fellowship Training Program in medical administration.

Programme Structure

Subjects include:
  • Comparative Health System
  • Managing System Improvement (includes a crisis management module)
  • Financial Management in Health Services
  • Management and Leadership in Health
  • Health Care Quality
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics (includes health data analysis)
  • Health Law and Ethics
  • System Thinking and Leadership


The Master of Health Administration will equip you for a leadership role in healthcare management. You aspire to manage health agencies or system improvements, staff, projects or research.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits
  • 180 total credit points; 12 subjects; 15 credit points a subject
  • Opportunities for alternate entry include special consideration and advanced standing.



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply to La Trobe's Master of Health Administration, you'll need to complete your application and provide the following:

  • Completed undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • Transcripts from prior colleges and universities
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement

Alternate entry is also available via special consideration or advanced standing.

To help all our students succeed academically, we have English language requirements for entry into our courses. For more information on these requirements visit Official Programme Website.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27600 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    27600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27600 AUD per year during 24 months.


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