Master of Health Administration

Be on the cutting edge of healthcare's transformation with Purdue’s 100% online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program. Delve into U.S. health systems, gaining a holistic understanding applicable to a variety of leadership roles needed by health agencies, hospitals, clinics and more. Master organizational operations, strategic planning and leadership skills, preparing yourself to help play a pivotal role in shaping the future of healthcare.

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Help shape the future of health administration

Explore Purdue’s top-ranked online Master of Health Administration (MHA) for a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare leadership. Ideal for early- and mid-career professionals, our online program develops strategic planning skills for effective healthcare management.

This degree prepares students for diverse healthcare roles, including clinical leadership, health finance and IT, operations and quality improvement, and more. Gain expertise in U.S. health systems’ leadership and financial management to make a lasting impact in health administration.

online healthcare administration degree program (, 2023)
number of credits required
Cost per credit hour (In-State Residents)
Classes Start Fall, Spring and Summer

Program Specifics

Learn more about the Master of Health Administration Program

Learn multi-disciplinary approaches to management within the U.S. health system. Recognized for excellence, this MHA program focuses on organizational, financial, strategic planning and leadership skills. Gain a deep understanding of healthcare dynamics in an evolving healthcare landscape and learn to advocate and execute operations that enhance care access for rural, urban and other vulnerable populations.

  • Healthcare in the United States
  • The Business of Healthcare
  • Organizational Behavior and Management in Healthcare
  • Strategic Planning and Marketing for Healthcare
  • Financial Management of Healthcare Systems
  • Healthcare Accounting and Reimbursement
  • Managing Complex Healthcare Operations
  • Information Powered Patient Care in the 21st Century
  • Transforming the Quality and Delivery of Healthcare
  • Data Driven Decision-Making in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Economics, Policy and Law
  • Capstone
  • Master of Health Administration Seminar *This seminar needs to be taken three times during the course of the degree. It is currently offered in both the fall and spring semesters.

$750 per credit hour (In-State Residents)
$850 per credit hour (Out-of-State Residents)
40 credit hours total

Domestic students and permanent residents may qualify for the following types of financial aid:

Career Outcomes

Unique Job Postings
projected growth
Median Advertised salaries

Top Job Titles

  • Program Managers
  • Licensed Clinical and Medical Social Workers
  • Program Directors
  • Clinical Supervisors

Top Industries

  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
  • Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing

Source: LightcastTM (2023). Unique job postings for July 2022-2023. Projected growth for years 2023-2033.

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