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Master of Health Care Administration

Students of Purdue University Global's Master of Health Care Administration have the opportunity to build the administrative skills and the knowledge of health care policy and operations processes needed to work in the field. Find out more about this online master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Health Care Administration

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Before entering this program, prospective students should have taken undergraduate courses in or be familiar with concepts in finance, information systems, and management. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Once enrolled in the Master of Health Care Administration program, students can expect to take courses focusing on financial, human resources, marketing, and operations management for health care institutions. They will also study health care law, ethics, statistics, and policy development and implementation. Disease prevention, electronic health information management, health care policy evaluation, and leadership practices in health care environments are among the topics addressed in this program. The application of concepts studied throughout the program is achieved in an extensive research project that is completed in the culminating capstone course.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

52 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Health Care Administration:

This graduate program requires the completion of 12 courses and a capstone in health care administration. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (52 credits)

  • Organizational Development for Health Care
  • Leadership in Health Care
  • Health Care Financial Management
  • Health Law
  • Human Resources for Health Care Managers
  • Health Care Statistics
  • Health Care Operations and Quality Assessment
  • Health Policy
  • Community Health Assessment
  • Health Information Management and Assessment
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Health Care Marketing
  • Ethics in Business and Society
  • Master's Capstone in Health Care Administration

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After successfully completing the Master of Health Care Administration program, graduates might pursue upper management or executive positions within the health care field. They could seek these positions in hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, managed care companies, long-term care facilities, or nursing homes.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Hospital administrator
  • Clinical director
  • Health services manager
  • Health care consultant
  • Health care facility manager

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