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Master of Health Administration

Advance your healthcare profession with the IU Online Master of Health Administration. Designed to fit with your working schedule, this graduate program provides the knowledge and skills you need for greater organizational responsibilities and leadership roles. For over 50 years, Indiana University Indianapolis has led the way in educating healthcare leaders in Indiana and beyond. Our program has been fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education (CAHME) since 1983.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 42

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $566

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $610

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

As an MHA student, you will develop business knowledge, skills and abilities that equip you to compete in a dynamic health care environment. You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide.

 You will have the flexibility to work towards your degree anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey. Another perk is that the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  • Baccalaureate from an accredited university or college with a GPA of 3.0 (official transcript)
  • Competent written and oral communication skills

Required prerequisites

You do not need to complete the prerequisites before you submit your application, but we strongly encourage you to complete them prior to enrollment in the program.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in required pre-requisite courses prior to enrolling. Required undergraduate pre-requisite courses include:

  • An undergraduate microeconomics course (e.g., ECON-E 201: Microeconomics or pre-approved equivalent) must be completed before you will be permitted to enroll in PBHL-H 514: Health Economics.
  • An undergraduate accounting course (e.g., PBHL-H 200: Health Care Accounting or pre-approved equivalent) must be completed before you will be permitted to enroll in PBHL-H 508: Managing Healthcare Accounting Information for Decision Making.

Students meeting these requirements are not guaranteed admission.

To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes: 

  • Official transcripts
  • Resume or CV
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from immediate supervisor or senior leader)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international students)
  • World Education Services (WES) ICAP course-by-course evaluation of any foreign language credentials
Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted at any time. We will review your application as soon as we have received all required materials.

Earning your MHA degree through IU Online prepares you for advancement in many different health care settings and in a variety of health-related industries.

  • Healthcare systems
  • Hospitals
  • Physician practices
  • Healthcare organizations such as:
    • Clinics
    • Federally Qualified Health Centers
    • Imaging centers
    • Urgent care facilities
    • Consulting
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Health Insurers
  • Pharmaceutical Companies

To earn the Master of Health Administration, you must complete 42 credit hours in health administration courses. 

 

Core
Core Classes for the Master of Health Administration
Course Number Course Name Credits

PBHL-H 507

Human Resources and Organizational Behavior in Health Administration

3 Credits

PBHL-H 508

Managing Healthcare Accounting Information for Decision-Making

3 Credits

PBHL-H 509

Financial Management Principles of Healthcare

3 Credits

PBHL-H 514

Health Economics

3 Credits

PBHL-H 516

Health Services Delivery and the Law

3 Credits

PBHL-H 521

Management Science for Health Services Administration

3 Credits

PBHL-H 612

Marketing Health Services Delivery

3 Credits

PBHL-H 624

Developing Strategic Capability

3 Credits

PBHL-H 628

Healthcare Information Systems

3 Credits

PBHL-H 645

Leadership in Healthcare Administration

3 Credits

PBHL-H 531

Population Health Management and Value-Based Care

3 Credits

PBHL-P 506

Public Health and Community-Focused Leadership

3 Credits

PBHL-H 702

Internship in Health Administration

3 Credits

PBHL-H 623

Capstone in Health Administration

3 Credits

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