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Online Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA)
Online Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA)
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Online Master's:Healthcare Administration (MHA)

The Master in Healthcare Administration (MHA) is designed for current and future leaders in healthcare with the desire to strengthen knowledge base and skills to lead in team-based, diverse, and innovative settings. Due to the often complex and dynamic nature of the healthcare administration field, this online master's in healthcare administration (MHA) program seeks to provide the skills necessary to lead positive change in organizations, maintain ethical governance, and increase effectiveness in the day-to-day managing of healthcare departments in a HIPAA compliant environment.

Students who complete this degree will have learned to examine the foundational models and theories of leadership, initiate change through innovative solutions, develop individual leadership style, build dialogue and collaboration through successful relational skills, and understand how to solve complex healthcare administrative issues. Students can expect to learn in constructivist, collaborative online courses, engage in peer-to-peer exchanges, actively participation in discussion forums in critical dialogue and debate with instructors to prepare them to create positive and sustainable change within the healthcare field.

Skills learned include how to recruit, hire, direct, supervise, and evaluate work activities of healthcare personnel, develop and maintain computerized record management systems, develop and implement organizational healthcare policies and procedures, and conduct and administer fiscal operations for healthcare organizations.

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Healthcare Administration GOALS

The M.A. in Healthcare Administration aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce healthcare professionals and leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of diverse viewpoints to resolve problems:

  • 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.


As a graduate of healthcare administration, 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 such as:

  • Clinic/Program Director
  • Health Information Management Director
  • Practice Administrator and Program Manager
  • Mid-level management to Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief operations officer
  • Department or division director
  • Department or division manager/supervisor
  • Facility manager
  • Health care consultant
  • Health services manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Medical records manager
  • Nurse manager
  • Nursing director
  • Operations manager
  • Program manager
  • Data base administer
  • Business operations specialist
  • Data communication analyst
  • Network systems administrator
  • Long term care administrator
  • Management for government agencies
  • Management for advocacy and/or international agencies
  • Social and community service manager
  • Health insurance specialist
  • Mental health facility manager
  • Ambulatory services executive
  • Wellness program administrator


A completed Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required to apply to Claremont Lincoln University. Neither a GRE or GMAT score is required for enrollment.


The Admissions process has been streamlined for applicants to complete the online application in 15 minutes or less. Unofficial Transcripts and a current Resume or CV are required to be uploaded with the online application. The Enrollment Committee will then review the application and determine an acceptance status within 24 business hours. A determination letter will then be sent, and in return, an acknowledgment of its receipt will be needed. The Admissions, Financial and Student Services Team will finalize any other necessary items to complete Enrollment.

Claremont Lincoln University reserves the right to request additional items as deemed necessary by the enrollment committee to determine student readiness for the graduate level workload. Claremont Lincoln University reserves the right to accept, provisionally accept, or deny students upon the evaluation of all admission documents.

Required Degree Courses

The course sequence for this program is based on sequential concepts that build upon the previous coursework. In addition, courses taken alternate between relational and analytical to balance the learning progress and to encourage application of new knowledge.

Healthcare Administration Courses

MAC 5300
Leadership in Action

Leadership in action is designed to support the exploration of leadership through self-reflection and assessment, including creating a personal mission statement and developing a leadership philosophy. Students will review a variety of leadership assessments, theories, and strategies on power dynamics, decision making, ethically addressing toxic leadership, conflict resolution, communication, and cultural awareness. Students will explore practical and experiential leadership styles and consider consequences of choices in the role of leading others. In addition, students will review and apply research strategies to develop knowledge and skills for action research preparing for the capstone action project. The course topics center around developing key leadership and action research skills to understand influencers in the social change process.

  • Leadership skills, knowledge and self-assessment
  • Cultural awareness/ power dynamics/ unconscious bias/ perception
  • Communication strategies/ nonverbal/ verbal/ presentation
  • Conflict resolution/ toxic and unethical leaders/ followership
  • Introduction to action research (capstone)
  • Change agent
MHA 5302
Challenges in Health Services Delivery

This course is designed to provide an extensive and critical overview of issues, responses, and challenges in health services delivery, population health, and health policy in the United States. The course will examine efforts made to respond to, organize, deliver, and finance high quality, cost-effective healthcare to improve the HIPAA compliant environment and delivery system.

  • Types of organizations in the U.S. healthcare system
  • Disparities of the U.S. and international delivery systems
  • Techniques for analyzing and interpreting data
  • Patient demand and population health needs
  • Collaborative relationships among costs, financing strategies, and disparities
  • Methods for assessing the health status of the population
  • Functional relationships to develop conflict resolutions
  • Creating and maintaining a HIPAA compliant environment
  • Future of healthcare
MHA 5303
Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations

This course provides frameworks and approaches to foster critical thinking by enhancing students' ability to raise vital questions addressing problems and to formulate clear and precise answers. The student will explore the tools used to improve quality outcomes by applying multiple perspectives, tools, analytics, and solutions when examining complex quality issues.

  • Comprehend and investigate quality management
  • Evaluate and critique improvement goals
  • Design and prepare processes and improvements
  • Design methods to measure process effectiveness
  • Assess organizational policy in change
MHA 5304
Healthcare Policy and Constituents

This course will provide a framework for understanding and analyzing a range of health policy issues. Topics and issues in health policy including international health policy, health economics, individual rights in health care, and health policy research will be explored.

  • Determinants of health
  • Federal, state, and local health policy
  • Health care reform
  • Health policy for diverse populations
  • Health policy principles and research
  • Performance of the U.S. health care delivery system
MHA 5305
Organizational Behavior and Human Performance

In this course, the student will apply pertinent laws, disciplinary processes, and performance appraisals in order to avoid the numerous obstacles and pitfalls that can occur in human resources-related issues within a healthcare organization.

  • Group structure and processes
  • Ethical leader behavior and power
  • Attitude development and perception
  • Change processes
  • Conflict negotiation and collaboration
  • Work design
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Motivating the workforce
MHA 5306
Finance and Managerial Accounting in Healthcare

This course introduces graduate health administration students to the basic principles and applications of healthcare finance that managers use daily including the healthcare reimbursement system and a comprehensive outlook on the insurance payer mix that impacts healthcare financing.

  • Healthcare reimbursement
  • Government-sponsored healthcare and private insurance
  • Accounting functions (pricing decisions, profit analysis, planning and budgeting)
  • Estimating costs and financial reporting
  • Revenue cycle management
  • Leadership challenges and solutions
  • Resolve conflicts through mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration to bring about positive change
  • Risk assessment
MHA 5307
Health Informatics & Innovation

This course will demonstrate the innovative and best practice technology within healthcare applications to support human health by individuals, professionals, care delivery organizations, and communities.

  • Innovating health information technology
  • Ethics and information technology
  • Challenges and solutions
  • Policy and research
  • Application of health informatics
  • Electronic medical record systems
  • Patient's rights and information technology
MHA 5308
Managerial Epidemiology

This course will lead students to acquire a broader understanding to apply concepts and methods related to population health to best manage and promote health, disease prevention, and planning of health services. Epidemiological principles, followed by examples, concepts and case studies in this course will allow students to use for effective healthcare management and policy formulation.

  • Determinants and distribution of health
  • Quality measures of population health
  • Concepts of disease, death and disability
  • Principles of epidemiology
  • Prioritize levels of access
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Infectious disease and injury epidemiology
  • Healthcare planning and marketing
  • Statistical concepts
  • Observational and experimental studies
MHA 5309
Research Methods

This course introduces students to the formal study of healthcare research methods, including literature search, hypothesis generation and testing, sampling theory, research design, data analysis, ethics in research and report writing. Application of these methods will be made to research on health related and health administration topics.

  • Collaboration in research
  • Research report
  • Literature review
  • Research design
  • Ethical issues
  • Quantitative and qualitative research
MHA 5310
Healthcare Administration Capstone

The educational experience at Claremont Lincoln University culminates in the Capstone Action Project. This project draws on the entire educational experience including research, analysis, and determining appropriate methods and contemporary strategies for designing and implementing initiatives that generate positive social impact.

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Master's in Healthcare AdministrationIn an increasingly interconnected world, leaders who want to make positive, sustainable change need to develop the critical perspectives and collaborative skills necessary to reach across traditional barriers of ideology, and culture. At CLU, we put development of these capabilities at the center of our degree programs. Learn More.

CLU's Online Programs Advantages

Claremont Lincoln's master's degree programs all have the distinct advantage of being 100% online, providing the flexibility to determine how and when coursework is performed. CLU master's degree programs can be completed in as litte as 13 months, starting at a low cost of $23,100. In addition, the Admissions process has been streamlined for convenience. Neither a GRE or GMAT score is required to apply or be admitted.

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CLU is a Nonprofit University

Claremont Lincoln University is a non-profit, "online-by-design", graduate university providing socially conscious education and multiplying social impact through the work of its students in the world.

As a nonprofit university, Claremont Lincoln University is focused on the student's learning experience as well as their career success. Funds received from donations, endowments and tuition go directly to curriculum and to enriching our students' education.

Since CLU is both online and nonprofit, the university is able to serve students who are not well served by traditional institutions and universities— allowing the university to deliver the innovative education its founder and benefactor David C. Lincoln envisioned.


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Claremont Lincoln University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.

The Commission has confirmed that Claremont Lincoln University has satisfactorily addressed the Core Commitments to Student Learning and Success; Quality and Improvement; and Institutional Integrity, Sustainability, and Accountability and is found to be in substantial compliance with the WSCUC Standards of Accreditation.

To obtain a copy of Claremont Lincoln University's WASC accreditation, please contact:

Lynn Priddy
Accreditation Liaison Officer
Student Achievement & Accreditation

State Licensures

Claremont Lincoln University has entered into a complaint agreement for private non-profit institutions with the California Bureau of Post-Secondary Education (BPPE).

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What Students Are Saying About CLU

Here is what some of our current and past students are saying about Claremont Lincoln University. We are committed to being a student-centered community and are proud of how we have continued to establish dialogue and long-lasting relationships with our graduates by showcasing their action-oriented and impactful work across the globe.

Sami Hoda
Master's of Organizational Leadership '17

"All in all, I am better equipped to be an agent of positive change. I have found ways to use my education in my current work environment and in the volunteer work I do in education and with non-profits."

Kathy Trujillo
Master's in Ethical Leadership '16

"In speaking to the CLU core, every student can expect an immersion in developing skills that will enhance personal leadership and self awareness. I hope that CLU meets every students' expectations with a bit of surprise and magic mixed in."

"I am a lifelong learner and am convinced that our reward is commensurate with our effort. Some students will just want to be able to place an M.A. after their name while others are seeking ways to change the world. With the mix of world class professors and an exemplary cohort, I believe students will not finish the program in the same mindset that they started. Everything fit together so perfectly and the scaffolding made the entire program manageable."

"I am most proud of heeding the prompt to "reinvent" myself during the 18-month program and to put my energy in an environment where I can make a difference."

Midori Meyer
Master's in Social Impact  '15

"The Master's of Social Impact program taught me to take a grassroots approach to development."

Lolofi Soakai
CLU Alum '17

"CLU has been such a blessing to my life. CLU helps strengthen my leadership skills through mindfulness, meaningful dialogue and collaborations that allow us to suspend assumption, approach non judgmentally and create strong foundations of shared vision in order to not forget the human part of our world, as we seek our purpose and deeply feel and understand our "why" in our journey towards change."

Meet Our Faculty

Many hard working professionals contribute to a Claremont Lincoln University education. Here are just a few of the great faculty and staff that you will meet at CLU:

Alicia Chatman, Ph.D., Teaching Faculty

Dr. Alicia Chatman has 15 years of practical experience within healthcare as a healthcare researcher, expert in Health Information Management, Quality, Health Economics and Business Operations and university teaching. Dr. Chatman holds a Doctorate of Healthcare Administration (DHA) and has been a faculty member and dissertation editor for seven years. Dr. Chatman’s motto is “Your attitude determines your altitude”, meaning: your attitude will take you as far as you are willing to go.

Andrea Fox, Teaching Faculty

Ms. Fox has two masters degrees (Master of Medical Science and Master of Health Administration) and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies focused on medical sciences. She has 9 years experience in a variety of healthcare administration roles and has accepted a new role at Stanford University as Director of Fracture Liaison Consult Service for the orthopaedic trauma department. In addition, Ms. Fox has demonstrated extensive volunteer international service health care work in West Africa.

Urmala Roopnarinesingh, Teaching Faculty

Urmala Roopnarinesingh lives in South Florida. She has over 10 years experience in both higher education, as well as healthcare. Her career includes several leadership positions in pharmaceuticals, medical practices and higher education administration. She has a Masters degree in Health Services Administration and she is currently completing a Ph.D. in Leadership and Higher Education Administration. Urmala is originally from the island of Trinidad, West Indies. She enjoys going to the beach, reading and traveling.

Tim White, Ph.D., Teaching Faculty

Dr. White is currently researching bullying and harassment in healthcare and has worked in several hospitals in Virginia over the past 13 years in various roles, including management, home health liaison, account executive, and technician. Dr. White earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice (2010) from Liberty University and his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management (2013) from Saint Leo University. He earned his Doctorate of Health Science with a concentration in Education (2017) from A. T. Still University, where his research focused on attendance barriers to ophthalmology appointments.

Lisa Wright, Ph.D., Faculty Chair

Dr. Wright has a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy, a Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Special Education, all from the University of Missouri. Dr. Wright is a Faculty Leader for the University of Missouri Service Learning program where she leads students in service learning in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In addition, Dr. Wright serves as a reviewer for several professional organizations and journals and is a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for the state of Florida and teaches ballet as a volunteer to young children with disabilities.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this list of faculty for the current and upcoming terms. However, teacher departures, changes, and substitutions may be made without notice.

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