Learn from the leader and take your career further. Walden is No. 1 in master’s in healthcare administration graduates in the U.S.

In a rapidly changing U.S. healthcare climate, healthcare administration graduates are in demand. Walden’s MHA program prepares you with the industry insights and leadership skills to drive the transition to value-based healthcare and prevention.

Why Pursue Your Online MHA With Walden?

  • Trust the leader: Walden is the leader in graduating students with master’s degrees in healthcare administration.1 Put your confidence in us and prepare to make a meaningful impact on the healthcare industry and systems of 2020—and beyond.
  • Earn your degree on your terms: Opt for our course-based online program or choose our flexible, competency-based format designed to work around your busy schedule.
  • Be ready to hit the ground running: Walden’s online MHA curriculum combines industry knowledge with the practical competencies required for outstanding healthcare leadership. Skills are aligned with the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) model.

Interesting Facts

Walden University is No. 1 in master’s in healthcare administration graduates in the U.S.1
More than 97% of our graduates’ employers who responded to our survey say they would hire another Walden graduate.3

A New Way to Earn Your MHA

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You've spent hours creating project timelines, days managing budgets, and years growing in your profession. What if you could apply the skills you've gained in those hours, days, and years to your Master of Health Administration degree? Tempo Learning is a new way to learn where you set the pace and leverage your real world experiences toward earning a degree that can take you further faster. Tempo Learning by Walden University-- it's time for a change.

Walden University now offers Tempo Learning® by Walden, a custom-paced degree program that puts you in charge.

  • Go Your Own Pace. Tempo adapts to your speed and your style.
  • Learn on Your Schedule. No weekly deadlines; you create your own start and end dates.
  • Control Your Cost. Subscription-based pricing minimizes your tuition cost with an all-you-can-learn model.


General Program

In this master’s in healthcare administration specialization, explore the regulations, laws, court decisions, and policies that impact health service providers. Examine and analyze the latest theories, technologies, and strategies in the field. Gain the knowledge and skills to have a seat at the decision-making table and transform healthcare in your community.

Course-Based   Competency-Based


Be a Next-Generation Healthcare Leader

You want to do more for your organization and shape a better healthcare system for all. We’re here to help you make it happen. Whether you choose to earn your degree through guided instruction or earn your degree at your pace, there’s an option to achieve your dreams. Find out more about our online MHA degree program today.

Be a Healthcare Change-Maker

Opportunities in healthcare management and administration are growing. Seize a leadership position with an MHA from Walden. Coursework in this online program explores the trends, regulations, laws, and health policies that impact health systems. Examine the latest technologies and best practices in the field while developing the advanced business skills that today’s healthcare employers need.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s online Doctor of Business Administration program will be prepared to:

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, stakeholders, and service recipients.
  • Assess the components of the healthcare delivery system in the United States.
  • Appraise delivery of healthcare strategies and solutions.
  • Analyze environmental factors impacting the management of healthcare organizations.
  • Analyze decisions that impact the healthcare delivery system such as laws, mandates, court decisions, and policies.
  • Utilize professional ethics in managing and leading healthcare organizations.
  • Analyze the responsibility and operations of a healthcare organization in patient care outcomes and business performance.
  • Apply critical thinking skills in financial management, human resourcing, operational improvement, and strategic planning.
  • Analyze managerial and leadership challenges in healthcare.
  • Analyze healthcare marketing used to improve consumer experience and competitive advantage.
  • Utilize evidence-based healthcare strategies that are culturally appropriate to improve population health outcomes.
  • Apply critical time management skills.

What’s the Career Impact of Earning an MHA?

Unlock Your Leadership Potential

In today’s healthcare climate, employers want innovative leaders who can respond to community needs while elevating organizational performance. Jobs for medical and health services managers are expected to grow 20% through 2026, much faster than the national average for all occupations.2

As a healthcare professional with vision, you want to broaden your impact—and brighten your future. Trust Walden to help you achieve it. No other school graduates more MHA students.1

What Can I Do With an MHA?

A master’s in healthcare administration can prepare you to take on new responsibilities and advance to leadership roles. Depending on your specialization, you can pursue career options such as:

  • Ambulatory surgery center director
  • Compliance or business operations director
  • Group practice administrator
  • Academic program or departmental administrator
  • Hospital or health services administrator
  • Assistant administrator
  • Materials management director
  • Director of business functions such as marketing, operations, and planning
  • Health information manager
  • Director of managed care
  • Director of managed care business development
  • Director of patient access
  • Medical and health services manager

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this MHA online program.

Increase Your Earning Potential

A Walden master’s in healthcare administration degree can potentially lead to higher earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $99,730 in May 2018.2 The median annual wages for medical and health services managers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows in May 2018:2

  • Hospitals; state, local, and private: $108,730
  • Government: $110,460
  • Outpatient care centers: $92,390
  • Offices of physicians: $90,920
  • Nursing and residential care facilities $84,260


JImmy Watson

Jimmy Watson

BS in Health Studies Graduate / MHA Graduate
Being a student at Walden University is one of the best things that has happened to me in my life. As a father, husband, and worker, I was able to navigate this triangular responsibility alongside my academic challenges.
Pursuing a degree from Walden is a commitment to efficiency and quality in healthcare.
The most rewarding aspect of pursuing my degree at Walden University is that I am in control of my future.
Ogbeide Elijah MHA Graduate
Ogbeide Elijah
Perry Ishmael Peralta MHA Graduate
Perry Ishmael Peralta
Tira Wallace MPH Student
Tira Wallace

1Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) IPEDS database. Retrieved July 2018, using CIP code 51.0701 (Master’s degree – Health/Health Care Administration/Management)

2Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.

3Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.

Note on Licensure
The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) is not a licensure-leading program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed professional in healthcare administration, healthcare leadership, nursing home administration, or other similar positions.

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