Master of Health Care Administration

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The coursework in Kaplan University's Master of Health Care Administration program focuses on the skills and knowledge relevant to managing health care organizations. Learn more about Kaplan University's Master of Health Care Administration program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of program is it?

Kaplan University's Master of Health Care Administration program is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the health care administration field. The program focuses on the fundamentals of health care leadership as well as the application of economics to the health care industry. Program coursework covers health care law, ethics, marketing and more. Students will also have an opportunity to study health policy.

What are the prerequisites?

Applicants interested in applying to Kaplan University's Master of Health Care Administration program should hold a bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED. Since the program is offered online, applicants need access to a computer.

What are the course requirements?

The Master of Health Care Administration program consists of a total of 52 credits. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Advisor.

Master of Health Care Administration Requirements

  • 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
  • Master's Capstone in Health Care Administration

What could I do after I graduate?

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing Kaplan University's Master of Health Care Administration program graduates could be prepared to pursue career opportunities in hospitals, rehabilitation center, home healthcare organizations and more. Entry-level positions could include*:

  • Health service manager
  • Health care administrator
  • Health care manager
  • Nursing administrator

Advanced Degrees

Kaplan University's Master of Health Care Administration program could help graduates further their education at the doctoral degree level. Graduates could pursue doctoral degrees in general health care administration or other specialized areas of the field, including†:

  • Doctor of Health Care Administration
  • Doctor of Health Science
  • Doctor of Public Health
  • Doctor of Health Education