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Master of Health Administration Online

Health administrators help pave the pathway to care, overseeing its operations and infrastructure, and supporting healthcare workers so they can perform at their best.

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You must be a licensed registered nurse or have completed an associate degree of nursing to apply for the program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or a bachelor's degree in a closely related field to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree or a master's degree in a healthcare related field.

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Master of Health Administration (MHA) Programs

<p>Earn your MHA degree with 100% online study including mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning</p>

Earn your MHA degree with 100% online study including mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning

<p>Multiple starts per year with accelerated and working professional program paces available</p>

Multiple starts per year with accelerated and working professional program paces available

<p>Comprehensive Career Services support after graduation</p>

Comprehensive Career Services support after graduation

<p>Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify</p>

Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify

Why an MHA Degree?

Health administrators are key partners in keeping healthcare efficient and active, and imperative to sustaining healthcare infrastructure and communication. At WCU, our online MHA program has been designed to provide the fundamental knowledge required of supervisors and managers in the healthcare industry, including planning, directing, coordinating, and supervising the delivery of healthcare services and products.

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WCU offers online Master of Health Administration specialty programs

Our specialized tracks allow you to focus your education on your particular goals and interests. Explore our available MHA tracks:

MHA - Organizational Leadership

Develop the skills to position yourself as both a leader and health administrator with expertise in the latest organizational tools and tech.

MHA - Project Management

This critical role in health administration is key in facilitating operations, preparedness, leadership and informational support.

MHA - Public Health

Learn the skills to serve as a leader and expert in public health — a field that is more important now than ever.

Additional Information About our MHA Degree Program

Study on Your Schedule

Because we understand personal goals and life circumstances vary, we offer a range of timelines to MHA degree completion.

Accelerated Pace (12 Months)

This is a program for students eager to complete their MHA degree with speed. Online study is designed with consideration to location and schedule, and to create flexibility for students excited to complete a degree and begin the next phase of their careers.

Working Professional Pace (24 Months)

Our syllabus is also tailored to consider more complicated schedules, so we designed a course of study to accommodate working students, parents, and caretakers.

MHA Curriculum

Preview your course of study by degree. MHA degree curricula are curated by specialty. The number of months your degree will take (depending on whether you choose an accelerated or working professional pace) will vary as well. We recommend reviewing your prospective curriculum in detail, so you know what to expect going into the online MHA program.

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Academic Calendar 

New academic sessions begin, on average, and depending on programs, every eight weeks, and typically lasts about six trimesters on the accelerated schedule. You can access an up-to-date start-to-completion schedule by degree.

Academic Calendar

Tuition & Financial Aid

Total program cost varies between accelerated and working professional program paces. Either way, if tuition is an obstacle, WCU financial aid and/or scholarship options might be available to help you move forward. Adjusted tuition is also available to active and former military members. To see tuition breakdowns and estimated supply costs, Click Here to learn more.

To apply for financial aid assistance, we recommend applying alongside your admissions application in order for your consideration to be processed on your intended timeline. Learn More.

 Career Services & Placement

Our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our online MHA program students and graduates.

Our focused Master of Health Administration online program helps provide the education you need to take the next step in your career, opening the door to a range of managerial opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals (state, local, and private)
  • Offices of physicians
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government facilities
  • Outpatient care centers1

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, at

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

Will my previous coursework transfer into the program?

WCU considers credit transfers for the MHA program. You can work directly with your advisor to see which credits may be applied to your new degree and to get more information on the transfer credit process.

Will I be able to complete my degree or certificate if I am working?

All our online programs have been designed to give you the flexibility you need to earn your degree. While due dates and assignments help keep you on track, you will be able to watch lectures and complete coursework when and where it’s convenient for you. You choose whether to study in the mornings, evenings, or weekends.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Among the scholarships offered are the Alumni Pathway Grant (covers up to 20% of tuition), the WCU Health Services Grant (covers up to 10% of tuition), and the WCU Performance Scholarship (covers up to 15% of tuition).

For additional information and eligibility requirements, visit our scholarships and grants page on our online catalog. 

What is an MHA degree?

A Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree helps graduates develop the skills for overseeing healthcare organization operations while supporting healthcare workers optimize the delivery of healthcare services.

Can I get an MHA degree online?

With WCU, you can earn your MHA degree 100% online through our flexible online Master of Health Administration program.

How long does it take to get an MHA degree?

WCU's online MHA programs offer two program paces. Our Accelerated MHA program pace allows you to earn your MHA degree in as little as 12 months. The flexible Working Professional pace lets you take fewer online MHA classes per semester and can be completed in as little as 24 months.

Are healthcare administrators in demand?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32% from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

What is the difference between MHA and MPH?

The main difference between a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree and a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree is that through an MHA program, students learn effective healthcare management skills. Whereas, in an MPH program, students learn about the social context of health such as social determinants and inequities in healthcare.

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