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Master of Healthcare Administration

Kaplan University's Master of Healthcare Administration program is designed to prepare students to pursue wide-ranging careers within health and medical organizations. Read more about Kaplan University's Master of Healthcare Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Healthcare Administration

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Master of Healthcare Administration program is designed for individuals who are interested in developing administrative and managerial knowledge important for positions of leadership within health and medical organizations. Students must have earned a bachelor's degree to be eligible for the program. Subjects covered by coursework include healthcare finance, organizational development, operations management, ethics and law, human resources, and information management. In addition to attending classes, students are required to complete off-site externships where they have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in administrative functions at a healthcare agency. The Master of Healthcare Administration program is designed to help prepare prospective healthcare professionals to pursue a career in local, state, or federal government or in private industry.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

52 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Healthcare Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Program Requirements

  • HA 510: Organizational Development for Health Care (4 credits)
  • HA 515: Leadership in Health Care (4 credits)
  • HA 520: Health Care Financial Management (4 credits)
  • HA 525: Health Law (4 credits)
  • HA 530: Human Resources for Health Care Managers (4 credits)
  • HA 535: Health Care Statistics (4 credits)
  • HA 540: Health Care Operations and Quality Assessment (4 credits)
  • HA 545: Health Policy (4 credits)
  • HA 560: Community Health Assessment (4 credits)
  • HA 565: Health Information Management and Assessment (4 credits)
  • HA 570: Health Care Ethics (4 credits)
  • HA 575: Health Care Marketing (4 credits)
  • HA 599: Master's Capstone in Health Care Administration (4 credits)

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Career Paths

Individuals completing Kaplan University's Master of Healthcare Administration program could develop management and administrative abilities for positions of leadership within health and medical organizations. Students could emerge from the program with knowledge and skills to pursue a range of positions in both the public and private sectors.

Graduates of Kaplan University's Master of Healthcare Administration program could pursue positions that include:

  • Health research analyst
  • Quality improvement coordinator
  • Health information administrator
  • Client manager
  • Public health specialist
  • Hospital public relations assistant

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