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Master of Health Administration

Essential skills for tomorrow’s healthcare managers

The need for healthcare is shared by everyone, regardless of age, status or background. Meeting this need requires close coordination among professionals of all disciplines, including those in health administration. For those who want to pursue this rewarding field and help improve the healthcare sector from within, the right education is critical.

Enhance your knowledge, take charge of your career

Our Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program will prepare individuals for early and mid-career healthcare leadership roles. Our curriculum integrates essential leadership and management competencies with interprofessional practices, enabling our graduates to make evidenced-based decisions that will effect change in the complex and diverse healthcare industry.

Our program is aligned with the standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and utilizes the National Center for Health Care Leadership (NCHL) competency model. Our program is also a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network and an associate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). In addition, our program has an Upsilon Phi Delta chapter, a national academic honor society for health administration students.

As a student, you will explore crucial topics such as data-driven decision making, health policy development and implementation, leadership skills, and quality management within healthcare organizations. You will also learn about fiscal decision making, financial management, and the role of technology in a healthcare setting. Additionally, interprofessional education (IPE), which is designed to facilitate teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration, is incorporated throughout the program. As a graduate of our program, you will be able to:

  • Manage strategic projects and action plans in healthcare organizations
  • Assess institutional financial and healthcare delivery performance
  • Examine community healthcare needs per industry standards
  • Model accountability with respect to compliance in policy, and regulation and ethical codes of conduct
  • Analyze organizational needs based on clinical and financial data

Earn your Master of Health Administration degree online

At Northcentral University you can complete your Master of Health Administration degree program 100% online. This allows you to continue your education without putting your career on hold. We also have helpful online resources and weekly start dates to offer you the flexibility you deserve. And, while you may be attending class online, you’re never alone at NCU. Our unique one-to-one learning model and active online communities offer you the support you need to succeed.

Career Potential*

  • Director of Rehabilitation
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Director of Assisted Living
  • Clinical Supervisor / Manager
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Care Coordinator
  • Director of Case Management
  • Director of Surgical Services
  • Nursing Home / Home Health Administrator
  • And many more, in public and private facilities of all different sizes!
*Positions may require additional experience, training and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Many roles may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met.

MHA Program Handbook

Master of Health Administration Program at a Glance

Total Credit Hours: 42 Credit Hours
Courses: 14 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 22 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size: One

The Master of Health Administration program at NCU has initiated the process for accreditation. If candidate status is granted, this status is not accredited status and does not guarantee eventual accredited status.