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Online Master of Health Administration

Prepare for a leadership role in healthcare

Lead the healthcare industry with the business knowledge you gain in the online Master of Health Administration. At La Trobe, you’ll graduate from a highly ranked course1 qualified to manage health agencies, system improvements, staff, projects or research.

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Duration

As few as 12 months2

Cost per subject*

$3,450

Total subjects

8–16

*Course and subject costs are based on 2020-2021 tuition fees. Fees are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change. Speak with an enrolment adviser for more information.

  • Our health subjects are ranked in the world’s top 2501
  • RACMA recognised
  • 100% online

Learn how to lead healthcare in a highly ranked course

Ensure you have the real life skills and knowledge you need to pursue an advanced role in healthcare. Study the online Master of Health Administration at La Trobe.

You’ll be ready to face complex industry issues as you learn how business topics such as ethics, finance, research and management apply specifically to the health sector.

Gain superior skills in project management, process development, strategic thinking and data interpretation. You’ll graduate as a standout leader with superior soft skills valued in healthcare – skills like resiliency, ethical thinking, emotional intelligence and flexibility.

Consider expanding your skill set with a double degree in Master of Health Administration and Master of Public Health, where you’ll layer public health and healthcare business knowledge.

An online Master of Health Administration student consulting two doctors on their findings.

Health administration course structure: gain relevant career skills immediately

Subjects align with core competencies outlined by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), so you have the potential to become a skilled expert with interdisciplinary experience and knowledge.

Some subjects are also recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) for the Fellowship Training Program in medical administration.

With a degree in a related field, you can graduate in just one year.

Course structure

Career outlook: graduate as a master of health management

At graduation, you’re well prepared to step into a health manager role – a position that’s expected to grow 18.6% according to 2019 labour projections.3

Career outlook

Course outcomes: lead healthcare initiatives in an advanced role

Gain the knowledge, experience and blended skill set you need to succeed in this rapidly growing industry. As a graduate, you can:

  • Advance your career into leadership and management positions in the health sector, or specialist roles in areas such as project management, quality management and the management of particular health professions.
  • Improve healthcare outcomes using specialised skills in project management, process development and interpreting health data.
  • Use new skills in resilience; strategic, flexible and ethical thinking; emotional intelligence; and meeting goals to stand out as a leader.

Entry requirements

To apply to La Trobe’s Master of Health Administration, you’ll need a completed application and:

  • completed undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • transcripts from prior universities
  • resume or CV
  • personal statement.

Opportunities for alternate entry include special consideration and advanced standing.

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Fee details

Complete the Master of Health Administration at La Trobe with 8–16 subjects that are $3,450 each. The number of subjects you need to complete will depend on your education background.

Fees are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Your teachers

Learn from teachers with clinical qualifications and experience in senior healthcare management roles, governance and research. They’ll mentor you throughout the online health administration course so you can step into this demanding industry with confidence.

Associate Professor Hanan Khalil is a registered pharmacist who has worked in clinical practice for several years in both hospitals and community settings in Victoria and South Australia. She has held several senior management, research and education roles. Her research focus is on improving health services quality and performance. In addition to having her work published, Hanan has received numerous awards in recognition of her research.

She has published over 80 educational and research articles related to medication management and evidence-based healthcare in settings such as aged care, hospitals and community health services. She has also presented her work at both national and international conferences. She is an invited speaker both nationally and internationally on topics related to evidence-based healthcare and medication safety in health services.

Hanan has been an advisory member of the Therapeutic Goods Administration Labelling of Medicines Committee. She was involved in the development and the implementation of the new Therapeutic Goods Orders for medicine labels (TGO 91 & 92) to ensure the safe labelling of prescription and non-prescription medicines in Australia. She is also an honorary advisory member on the Monthly Index of Medical Specialties (MIMS). Associate Professor Hanan Khalil is the co-editor in chief of JBI Evidence Implementation and a member of the editorial board of BMC Health Services Research.

What’s it like to learn online?

As an online student, you’ll work with the same accomplished teachers who deliver our on-campus subjects. You’ll receive one-on-one support and benefit from the same opportunities as our students on campus. However, you’ll get to learn where and when it’s most convenient for you.

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Study assist

La Trobe online courses are eligible for FEE-HELP for domestic students. Speak with an enrolment adviser. We can help you discover what’s available to help you pay for your course.

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Frequently asked questions

We’re always happy to chat with you. If you’d rather talk one-on-one or have a question you don’t see answered here, request more information or call (+61 3) 9917 3009.

Your application for the online Master of Health Administration is due one month before the start of the program. There are four starts per year in March, April, July and September.

If you’ve completed previous learning, you may qualify for advanced standing. This can reduce the number of subjects required to complete your course so you may graduate sooner and spend less. The amount of credit received depends on the level and relevance of your studies and the number of subjects completed. You can review the full policy and search for credit here. Learn more about our entry requirements here.

You can complete the online Master of Health Administration in just 12 months if you have completed a cognate Bachelor’s with Honours year. To see the course structure, view our subjects page.

The online Master of Health Administration is designed for professionals who work full-time and is offered part-time with one subject every seven weeks. This allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, university and personal responsibilities.

To see the course structure, view our subjects page.

If you choose the coursework option to complete your degree, you’ll take four additional subjects and gain a specialisation in public health. You can learn more about the subjects here.

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Sources:

  1. Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: clinical, pre-clinical and health
  2. 12-month course duration applies to students who have completed a cognate Bachelor’s with Honours year. Course completion ranges from 12 to 24 months.
  3. Occupation projections – five years to May 2024.” 2019 Employment Projections – for the five years to May 2024, Australian Government Labour Market Portal, https://lmip.gov.au/default.aspx?LMIP%2FGainInsights%2FEmploymentProjections. Accessed 14 October 2020.