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online competency-based health admin master's

Master of Health Administration (Competency based-CB)

Start your online competency-based health admin degree

Complete in less than 12 months and for under $11,000.

Make an impact on the business side of healthcare. From marketing and IT to policy and economics, our Master of Health Administration (Competency-Based) is designed to equip you with 36 key skills to help you shape your healthcare facility from the top down.

Self-governed, with the assistance of your instructor, this program is designed for working professionals who have a bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in a healthcare environment. To be successful in the program, you’ll also need strong organizational and time management skills.

What is competency-based education?

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Courses

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Education should hold practical value. That’s why our courses meet rigorous academic standards and provide you with skills and knowledge immediately applicable to your career.

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Requirements: 36 credits

In a competency-based program, you earn credit by demonstrating your knowledge of a core skill, or competency. Since there are 36 credits in this program, one competency equals one credit, three credits per course.

Admissions requirements for this program:

  • An undergraduate degree or higher from an accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Three years of leadership or management experience within the past 10 years in a healthcare environment

12 Core Courses

Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in this field.

4 courses at a time

16 weeks per course

12 courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Health Administration (Competency-Based).

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every course.

We’ve worked with labor market researchers like Lightcast to find in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Skills-aligned program icon

Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every course.

We’ve worked with labor market researchers like Lightcast to find in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Tuition

Affordable, fixed tuition

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us. That's your Tuition Guarantee.

Tuition Guarantee

Lock-in Tuition

$300

Cost per credit

COA Components Masters Credit-Based CBE
Tuition and Fees¹
Tuition and Fees¹
Tuition and Fees¹
$7,200
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment
$48
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
$1,088
Miscellaneous personal expenses
Miscellaneous personal expenses
Miscellaneous personal expenses
$440
Living Expenses²
Living Expenses²
Living Expenses²
     Food
     Food
     Food
$2,120
     Housing³
     Housing³
     Housing³
$4,096
Federal student loan fees
Federal student loan fees
Federal student loan fees
$72
Dependent care expenses
Dependent care expenses
Dependent care expenses
$0
Disability related expenses
Disability related expenses
Disability related expenses
$0
Total COA
Total COA
Total COA
$15,064

1The tuition component is based on a per credit weighted average for the credential level across the entire University.

2The University allows the same living expense amounts for students in all living arrangements and dependency statuses.

3The living expense component for students receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) only includes an allowance for food.

Financial aid

You have options when it comes to paying for college tuition and expenses, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.

Federal Student Loan Basics

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Health Administration (Competency-Based)?

Learning can lead to earning. Discover where your degree might take you and make informed choices about your future.

An MHA can help prepare you to be a:

  • Health information management director
  • Health manager
  • Practice administrator

Student outcomes can be viewed by clicking on the following link to the CAHME website.

CAHME Program Outcomes Report

Top skills learned in this program:

  • Health Administration

  • Business Management

  • Communications

  • Leadership

  • Professionalism

  • Strategic Planning

Ready to get started?

Start your application for free or request additional information.

What you’ll learn

When you earn your online degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. You’ll learn how to:

  • Evaluate industry and organizational dynamics in the healthcare environment.
  • Generate core business strategies based on innovative concepts developed in the program.
  • Construct strategic relationships with diverse stakeholders across the health sector to achieve business objectives with a current or desired employer.
  • Develop a leadership identity that reflects traits required in complex healthcare environments.
  • Produce a personal legacy that fosters investment in people and the community to drive the future of health care.
  • Foster the ability to create and execute operational improvement plans that address transformation, communication, and execution elements within the sector.

28% Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Mission

The Master of Health Administration prepares early- to mid-careerists in the health sector, who desire to pursue a degree while employed, with the competencies necessary to grow professionally, facilitate cross-system transformation of the sector as driven by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim, and engage with their communities.

Vision

Creating a new type of health sector leader who is authentic, transparent, and creative – who thinks critically and with agility, comfortable at the intersection of industry expertise and academic scholarship.

Admissions

Apply for free – no application fee, no obligation.

Starting your degree is a big decision — and we want you to feel great about it. That’s why we remove obstacles from your application.

  • No cost to request transcripts
  • No GMAT
  • No essay required

Receive highly rated 1-on-1 support

You’ll have a support team of real people you can lean on to encourage your success as a student. Start a conversation about your future with one of our enrollment representatives today.

Gabriel G., Enrollment Representative

Call or chat with us 7 days a week.

G. Galindo - Enrollment Representative

Gabriel G., Enrollment Rep

Receive highly rated 1-on-1 support

You’ll have a support team of real people you can lean on to encourage your success as a student. Start a conversation about your future with one of our enrollment representatives today.

Call us at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Faculty Spotlight

Professionals dedicated to you

Your success is a top priority for our deans and faculty members. They bring an average of 26 years of experience and hands-on perspective to the classroom, and help bridge the gap between academics and industry knowledge.

Christopher Wilson

I’m the grittiest person. And so are our students.

Christopher Wilson
Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Health Professions

Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic Accreditation

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), PO Box 911, Spring House, PA 19477,
301-298-1820.

Accredited since November 2019.

Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.