Accelerating Your Success

Today’s healthcare industry employers require effective, visionary leaders who can help them respond to the needs of their communities while optimizing organizational performance and outcomes. Our fully online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program can put you at the forefront of the field and help you improve the experience of healthcare providers as well as patients.

Walden Faculty Subject Matter Expert

Meaningful learning requires access to the experts.  Walden Faculty Subject Matter Experts are faculty members who have deep expertise in one or more competency areas.  They hold weekly office hours, webinars, online Q&As, and individual work sessions with students.  They help you with any questions or challenges you may have in learning the knowledge or skills you will need to demonstrate proficiency in each competency.

Walden University's assessments are designed by expert faculty and guided by employers in your field of study. So every time you successfully complete an assessment, you are more prepared for success in your career.

Assessments take many forms, including projects, case studies, presentations, papers, and traditional tests. Many are designed to be shown to your current or future employer as proof of the competencies that you bring to the workplace. In the Master of Healthcare Administration program, you'll learn to demonstrate competencies such as:

  • Analyzing the impact of societal, business, and global trends on the healthcare industry.
  • Adapting internal policies and practices to align with changes to healthcare laws and regulations.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of organizational structures in furthering an organization’s ability to achieve its vision and goals.
  • Evaluating clinical and administrative data to support evidence-based decisions that affect healthcare organizations and patient care.
  • Developing an integrated strategic plan to address a challenge or opportunity faced by a healthcare organization.



—An official transcript of a bachelor's degree, or higher, from a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution.
—A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in bachelor's degree coursework or a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in master's degree coursework.
—Completed application form.
—The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request the names and contact information for two persons, professional or academic, qualified to comment knowledgeably on the applicant's skills and qualifications.
—Official transcript(s) of confirmed bachelor's degree, as well as any additional completed coursework to be considered for transfer of credit.
—Access to a computer and the Internet.


The healthcare system is experiencing a rapid transformation. With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an aging population, and emerging new technologies, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024.* With our fully online, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, you can prepare to meet the demand for effective, visionary healthcare leaders—and develop skills and knowledge you can apply immediately to advance your career in this rapidly changing field.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Medical and Health Services Managers,” on the Internet at