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Earn Your Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Keep pace with the constantly changing influences on healthcare delivery. Your Master of Healthcare Administration degree will help develop your role as a leader with advanced skills and knowledge of the business of healthcare. You will learn, firsthand, about quality management and process improvement including trends and market forces that impact quality patient care.

Through innovative curriculum design, you’ll gain the practical experiences needed for effective decision-making, enhancing your existing career and opening new doors for your future career advancement. With a total of 12 courses, each 11 weeks in length, you can complete this program in as few as 18 months for as low as $20,000.1

You will learn from industry-experienced faculty in curriculum academically aligned to the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Health Leadership Competency Model(™), which identifies interdisciplinary factors required of leaders to develop and manage an effective healthcare environment. Through this evidence-based approach, you will develop highly valued leadership and critical-thinking skills and be able to implement best practices for outstanding healthcare delivery. This will benefit you as you prepare to take on more challenging and strategic roles such as a hospital administrator, clinical director, health services manager or practice manager.2

This MHA degree is a Flex Choice® competency-based education program. The unique design of its courses allows you to show what you know as soon as you know it. Rasmussen College is a national leader in CBE, helping to advance this cutting-edge, faculty-led, project-based learning approach that prioritizes your learning over deadlines. CBE gives learners more control over their time, allowing you to move quickly through topics you already understand and slow down with more challenging material—a perfect fit for the busy adult learner! CBE is designed to be a flexible way to fit college into your life. Learn more about our Flex Choice offerings.

And with all Rasmussen programs, you will have access to exceptional Student Services support including faculty, advisors, tutors and coaches to make sure you have everything you need to be successful.

1Completion time is dependent on the number of courses completed each term.
2Some positions may require additional credentials.

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Female healthcare administrator in a hospital
Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Master's Degree 18 Months

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Advanced Healthcare Administration Leadership Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, project-based, authentic assessments in your Healthcare Administration courses, you can expand your impact as a healthcare leader. Our online Healthcare Administration Master’s program is designed to help you gain the education and relevant skills employers seek, including:

  • Healthcare Leadership and Critical Thinking

    Develop change management, teamwork, negotiation and motivational skills for increased ability to successfully navigate challenges in fast-paced, demanding workplaces.

  • Leveraging Healthcare Technologies

    Keep pace with the constantly changing influences on healthcare delivery across patient experience, quality management and process improvement.

  • Strategic Planning and Decision-Making

    Leverage data and technology to design and implement strategic plans for organization change in alignment with the large market forces and trends driving services, quality of patient care and costs.

  • Population Health

    Critically evaluate healthcare data from multiple sources to determine patterns of actionable information for disease management. Learn to plan for high-demand services on population health and the patient experience.

Course Highlights

There is a total of 12 courses; each course is 11 weeks in length containing six modules and seven projects. Together, these make up a workforce portfolio that allows you to actively demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in key healthcare administration work responsibilities.

Healthcare Policy, Ethics and Laws (HSA5200)
Population Health (HSA5300)
Healthcare Information Systems and Technology (HSA6000)
Healthcare Quality Management (HSA6200)

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MHA Program Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Healthcare Administration program, students must hold a conferred Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution as recognized by the Department of Education with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale. In addition to meeting all other admissions requirements, students must successfully complete and pass a criminal background check. No GRE required. Please contact us to learn more.

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How Much Could You Earn as a Healthcare Administration Professional?

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for healthcare administration professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2026)
Medical and Health Services Manager$58,350$75,340$98,35020%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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