Master of Healthcare Administration

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Healthcare administrators make decisions that can deliver life-altering health outcomes and promote well-being for entire communities. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that opportunities are growing fast for executives and managers in the healthcare industry due to advances in health information technology, the needs of an aging population and challenges in our healthcare delivery systems. Robust data and management tools offer possibilities to improve operations by administrators who combine business savvy with quantitative reasoning and leadership capabilities.

With strategies informed by cutting-edge research and compassion, administrators can achieve meaningful change in organizations. The online Master of Healthcare Administration from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health equips professional students with the specialized knowledge they need to make a difference while advancing their careers. Courses in the online MHA feature a combination of asynchronous materials, such as lecture videos and readings, and weekly live sessions with peers and professors. During the capstone project, students will put their learning into practice by solving real problems faced by a healthcare organization.

The online Master of Healthcare Administration was specifically designed by expert UCLA faculty to help build in-demand skills for professionals with experience in healthcare or other industries. The Fielding School harnesses the resources and expertise of the top-ranked public university in the U.S. to develop proactive leaders who will shape the future of care. This program also offers the option to switch between full-time and part-time schedules, allowing students to continue working while completing their master’s in as little as two years. Accredited since 1960 by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the Fielding School harnesses the resources and expertise of the top-ranked public university in the U.S. to develop proactive leaders who will shape the future of care. Earning a healthcare administration degree equips professionals to confront challenges in local communities, hospitals, medical practices, insurance plans and life sciences firms.

In the online MHA program, you’ll:

  • Strategize to improve health outcomes and solve problems in care delivery and financing.
  • Cultivate actionable insights from data to guide efficiency and organizational growth.
  • Explore essential business functions like management, finance and strategic marketing.
  • Apply analytical insights and quantitative reasoning to address issues in healthcare.
  • Learn from faculty members who are active researchers, practitioners and consultants.
  • Take advantage of online flexibility to fit courses into your busy schedule.
  • Interact with peers and instructors in weekly online sessions and two on-campus immersions.
  • Gain real-world experience by completing a capstone project for a healthcare organization.

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

  • #1 Public University in the U.S.
  • Ranked in the top 10 of Schools of Public Health
  • #12 in Health Policy and Management Programs
  • Ranked in the top 20 of National Universities
  • #7 in Best Colleges for Veterans