Master of Health Administration with a concentration in Informatics

Master of Health Administration with a concentration in Informatics

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Approx. program length:

20 months



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Learn to lead at the intersection of technology and healthcare

As electronic health records and other tech-driven innovations transform healthcare, the management of clinical information and patient records is more complex than ever. Our Master of Health Administration with a concentration in Informatics can help you prepare for leadership opportunities, equipping you to use information and data to improve patient and provider outcomes. Our curriculum aligns with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

In this MHA program, you’ll learn to:

  • Lead data-driven initiatives that enhance patient quality, safety and care
  • Manage data privacy
  • Measure organizational performance
  • Analyze data to inform decision-making
  • Track employee productivity, morale and safety

You can earn your degree in as little as 20 months, and you’ll take just one 6-week course at a time. That way, you can enhance your healthcare career while keeping up with your job and family.

Course length:

6 weeks*

* Course lengths may vary

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Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 42 credits to complete this program.

Relevant curriculum

Our online MHA is designed in close collaboration with senior and executive leaders across the healthcare industry to anticipate emerging needs and trends in the health sector. Curriculum also aligns with competencies set by ACHE.

Novel Initiative

Our Novel Initiative, launched in 2017, incorporates literature into core Health Administration courses in order to cultivate a deeper sense of empathy. Why? Research shows engagement in the humanities helps lessen bias and understand others’ situations from their perspective. The Novel Initiative helps students prepare to navigate the complex life and death issues and diverse needs inherent to healthcare.

Novels utilized in the MHA curriculum include:

  • "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (Skloot, 2010)
  • "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" (Fadiman, 1998)

The College of Health Professions implemented the Novel Initiative because effective leadership isn’t just about healthcare expertise and business acumen; it’s about empathy, too.

Core courses

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Systems Thinking In Health Care Environments mha505
Ethical Marketing: The New Health Care Economics mha506
Navigating The Regulatory Environment In Health Care mha508
Scanning The Health Sector As An Industry Expert mha515
Operating In Structure: Health Sector Policy And Governance mha516
Sector Stakeholders: Identifying And Cultivating Alliances mha520
Leading With Authenticity In The Health Sector mha542
Tackling The Talent War In The Health Sector mha543
Creating A Sustainable Legacy: Healthy Communities mha560
Informatics For Health Administration hinf500
The Systems Life Cycle hinf510
Data Management And Design In Health Administration hinf520
Leveraging Results To Build Brand In The Health Sector mha598
Capstone: Leading The Organization Through Change mha599

Projected job growth:


According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for software developers is projected to be 24 percent between 2016 and 2026. A Master of Health Administration with a concentration in Informatics can help prepare you to be a:

  • Software developer
  • Software development engineer
  • Software engineer

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

HIMSS free membership for MHA students

Eligible healthcare and health IT students can take advantage of a complimentary individual membership to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Network with other professionals, take advantage of career services, discover professional opportunities and more.

Learning outcomes

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University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Master of Health Administration with a concentration in Informatics, you can:

Become a well-rounded leader

Our unique Novel Initiative uses literary works to help students cultivate empathy for patients whose experiences might be different than their own.

Learn on your schedule

Perfect for working adults, our MHA with a concentration in Informatics program can be completed in as little as 20 months, one 6-week course at a time.

Lock in your tuition

We promise you’ll keep the same affordable tuition until you graduate from your degree program. With our Tuition Guarantee, count on your tuition to be as dependable as your education.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your business career. You’ve got the will. And with a Master of Health Administration with a concentration in Informatics degree that can be completed in about two years, you’ve got the way.

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