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Health Care Administration, MHA

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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.

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)

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Organizational Development for Health Care
  • Leadership in Health Care
  • Health Care Financial Management
  • Health Law
  • Human Resources for Health Care Managers
  • Health Care Statistics
  • Health Care Operations and Quality Assessment
  • Health Policy
  • Community Health Assessment

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Part-time
                  • Average part-time duration 24 months
                  • Intensity 12 hrs/week
                  • Duration description
                    12–15 Hours per Week
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode

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                General Requirements

                To apply to Purdue Global’s graduate programs, you must:

                • Submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
                • By the last day of the first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. If an official transcript is not submitted by this time, you will be withdrawn from the University, blocked from reentry, and your academic credentials will be withheld until such documentation is provided.

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                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  485 USD/credit
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 485 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                • National

                  485 USD/credit
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 485 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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