Master of Health Care Administration
Description and Outcomes
The Master of Health Care Administration program could prepare you to pursue a variety of career opportunities within the health care industry. The program's curriculum is designed to satisfy your intellectual curiosity by building on your current knowledge and skills. In addition, you will study overall concepts, values, research methods, and applications that could assist you as you prepare for leadership positions in health care administration within local, state, or federal government or in private industry. Core curriculum topics include: health care administration; organizational development; leadership; health care finance and economics, law, and statistics; human resources; health care operations and quality assessment; health policy, ethics, and marketing; health information management; and community health assessment.
Courses teach you to apply principles of health care administration in order to develop administrative, ethical, and professional skills that may enable you to pursue leadership positions in the expanding field of health care administration. If you already hold a leadership position, you may use this degree to refine, apply, and improve managerial and leadership skills.
The Master of Health Care Administration program also assesses your acquisition of competencies at the conclusion of the program via the submission of a comprehensive project. The program is designed to help you better prepare to meet the dynamic challenges of the field today and in the future.
The Master of Health Care Administration program consists of a minimum of 52 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded the Master of Health Care Administration degree.
- Health Care Theory: Compare theoretical health care principles essential to leadership positions in the health care industry.
- Health Care Management: Design effective strategies based on concepts of leadership and management within health care administration.
- Health Care Standards: Assess the impact economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law have on health care administration.
- Health Care Policy: Develop health policies and programs to address health care needs in the industry.
- Health Care Finance: Analyze statistical and financial methods in order to evaluate health care practices.
- Health Care Leadership: Assess the value of diverse leadership theory in order to integrate innovative solutions as a health care leader.
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the professional competencies associated with your academic program in the graduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
You will be withdrawn from the program if unable to successfully complete HA599 Master's Capstone in Health Care Administration on the second attempt.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.
|HA510||Organizational Development for Health Care||4|
|HA515||Leadership in Health Care||4|
|HA520||Health Care Financial Management||4|
|HA530||Human Resources for Health Care Managers||4|
|HA535||Health Care Statistics||4|
|HA540||Health Care Operations and Quality Assessment||4|
|HA560||Community Health Assessment||4|
|HA565||Health Information Management and Assessment||4|
|HA570||Health Care Ethics||4|
|HA575||Health Care Marketing||4|
|HA599||Master's Capstone in Health Care Administration||4|
|Total Core Requirements||52|