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The Master of Arts in Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree from CLU will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to lead a diverse staff through dynamic healthcare challenges. You learn to implement positive change in organizations, maintain ethical governance, and increase effectiveness in HIPAA compliant healthcare environments. You will develop your own unique leadership style, while you build dialogue and collaboration to initiate innovative solutions for complex healthcare administrative issues.

program Overview
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100% Online
Program Length
  • Asynchronous format

  • Interactive learning platforms
  • Discussion forums facilitated by world class faculty

Full-time: 13 months*
Part-time: 26 months

*Full-time status (2 courses per term) must be maintained to complete your master’s degree in 13 months.

Financial Aid may be available

Admissions Requirements

MA in Healthcare Administration admissions requirements:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution

  • Submission of university transcripts

  • Current resume or CV
  • No GRE or GMAT Required
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (provisions acceptance may be granted for GPAs under 2.5)


Online Master of Arts in Healthcare Administration Courses include:

  • Strategic Communication: Building Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations

  • Healthcare Policy and Constituents

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Performance

  • Finance and Managerial Accounting in Healthcare

  • Healthcare Informatics & Innovation

  • Managerial Epidemiology

  • Invitation to Inquiry: Foundations of the Claremont Core®

  • Challenges in Health Service Delivery
  • Activating the Core® Research Methods
  • Applying the Claremont Core® CLU Capstone


Upon completion of your Master of Arts in Healthcare Administration program, you will be able to:

  • Healthcare Leadership: Analyze and evaluate leadership challenges and solutions within the field of healthcare and develop an understanding of the current healthcare environment in the U.S.
  • Laws & Finances: Identify effective practice in healthcare operations by analyzing the complexity of the finance functions and reimbursement systems and the laws governing regulations.
  • Analysis: Propose strategies for data analysis using epidemiologic principles for quality improvement.
  • Change Management: Synthesize the major theories and principles of leadership and ethics, conduct personal and organizational analysis, and develop behavioral change strategies in healthcare organizations.

  • Collaboration: Demonstrate effective collaborative practices and cultural competence in communication and develop professional relationships and constructive interactions.

  • Conflict Resolution: Resolve conflicts through mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration to bring about positive change.

  • Action Research: Research, design, and implement a capstone project to affect a positive impact.


A team of professional educators with vast healthcare experience contributes to your Claremont Lincoln University education. Here are just a few of the great faculty that you may meet at CLU:

Career Paths

As a graduate of the MA in Healthcare Administration program, you will be prepared to approach your career from a new perspective. The skills and competencies this degree offers you can apply to roles in a variety of capacities including:

  • C-Suite Roles in Healthcare
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Long Term Care Administrator
  • Healthcare Practice Director or Administrator
  • Health Facility Manager or Director
  • Department or Division Director
  • Nurse Manager or Director
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Medical Records Manager or Director
  • Health Database Administrator
  • Health Data Communication Analyst
  • Government Agency Manager or Director
  • Manager for Advocacy or International Agencies
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Mental Health Facility Manager
  • Health Insurance Specialist
  • Ambulatory Services Executive
  • Wellness Program Administrator
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Health Services Manager
2023 MA Healthcare Administration student Bessie Celony


Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue rewarding careers. Explore their stories of success.

“Working full-time and going to school full-time is a lot of work. After a stressful day, the regular feedback from my peers and professors reaffirmed and motivated me to achieve my goal.”

Bessie Celony, MA Healthcare Administration '23, Works as a Care Manager at Partners Health Plan