• Course Delivery
    80% to 99% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Master of Health Administration

Master of Health Administration

The IU Online Master of Health Administration is designed for working healthcare professionals who want to advance their career. This degree prepares students for greater organizational responsibilities and leadership roles.

As a student in the program, you develop business skills, build your network, gain advanced knowledge of the dynamic healthcare environment, and apply what you learn to your current work environment. You will complete projects for healthcare organizations, and learn alongside other working professionals.

Your IU Online Master of Health Administration may prepares you to advance your career in a number of health-related industries, including:

  • Health systems
  • Hospitals 
  • Physician practices
  • Health organizations
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Health insurance organizations
  • Accountable care organizations 
  • Entrepreneurial start-up organizations
  • Insurance companies 

Joint Degrees 

As a student in this program, you have the opportunity to pursue the MHA in combination with one of three other degrees:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Business Administration

These joint degree programs are intended to prepare leaders who want to offer both analytical thinking and a broad understanding to their industry.  

Plus, many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.

Degree Requirements  

To earn the Master of Health Administration, you must complete 51 credit hours. Note that you are required to complete PBHL-H 514: Health Economics in person at IUPUI.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Health Administration core courses (48 credits)
  • Practical experience courses (3 credits) 

Depending on your prior experience, you may qualify for life credit in lieu of up to 9 credit hours of coursework, including the practical experience course. 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. At least three to five years of healthcare-related work experience (in a clinical or non-clinical position)
  4. A current, full-time position in healthcare
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes: 

  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from immediate supervisor or senior leader)
  • Resume

Application Deadlines
Fall semester priority deadline (international applicants only)
February 1
Fall semester priority deadline
February 15
Fall semester final deadline
August 1


  • PBHL-H 507Management of Individual and Group Behavior3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 508 Managing Healthcare Accounting Information for Decision-Making3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 509Financial Management Principles of Healthcare3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 514Health Economics3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 516Health Services Delivery and the Law3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 518Statistical Methods for Health Services3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 521Management Science for Health Services Administration 3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 523Health Services Human Resources Management 3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 610Lean Principles for Healthcare3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 612Marketing Health Services Delivery 3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 623Healthcare Applications of Strategic Management 3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 624Developing Strategic Capability3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 628Healthcare Information Systems 3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 645Leadership in Healthcare Administration 3 Credits
  • PBHL-H 646Operations Management for Healthcare Organizations3 Credits
  • PBHL-P 506Population and Public Health 3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $536.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1608.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1300.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3900.00

Additional fees will apply. 

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